Heroes: Rising Stars
director of corporate partnerships,
"Laura is currently director of corporate partnerships at Safe Horizon, an organization that envisions a society free of family and community violence. She began here just three years ago as manager of corporate relations and because of her incredible success, she quickly ascended to lead the program. I observe her working long hours, rallying volunteers, cheering on donors, sitting with clients and truly listening while they share their stories, all with a smile and clear determination to help make a difference. Laura is fairly new to the nonprofit world but is no way a novice. Laura's cultivation of and ability to engage with those around her is truly an inspiration."
– Eddie Pelto, chief development officer, Safe Horizon
"Technology is built by engineers, but their understanding of the nonprofit space is usually limited to what they think a development professional might like to have in their tool suite. Neel actually went out and spoke with development directors, got their feedback and created a profile of their biggest headaches. He then spoke with a diverse group of donors to understand what they looked for when making a contribution, and more importantly, what prevented them from making a donation to a cause they cared about."
– Azin Mehrnoosh, founder, CauseLabs