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Consultant

Laura Kurz

Consultant

Laura Kurz

What gets me out of bed in the morning:

Either a 3-year-old curly-headed little girl, or a 5-year-old boy! Professionally, I am anxious to start my day with a to-do list and love crossing things off as the day goes on. I have been a list maker from a young age, and I still keep it the old-fashioned way, in a reporter’s notebook.

What keeps me up at night:

I recently saw a saying: “My bed is a magical place where I suddenly remember everything I was supposed to do.” I find when I lay down at night I’m constantly thinking of the things I want to do . If only there were a few more hours in the day…

Consulting Expertise

In addition to keeping colleagues and clients in stitches, Laura works on Nonprofit Garden projects that require a marketing communications perspective. Her background is in nonprofit public relations and communications, specifically for educational institutions.

She has served as Director of Communications at St. Paul’s School in Maryland, as the Assistant Director of Foundation Communications at the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, and as Director of Communications at the University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering. She is exceptional when providing advice and consulting on projects that involve launching and maintaining communications plans, directing public relations for capital campaigns, as well as day-to-day communications across traditional, interactive and social media. Her work has been recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence awards.

Education

Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in writing from The Johns Hopkins University.

The Bigger Picture

Laura is a writer, reader, scrapbooker and a picture-taker. She’s also really, really funny. In addition to her consulting work with Nonprofit Garden, she keeps herself busy as the Director of Development for Radcliffe Creek School, a school for children with learning differences.

She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband and 2 children.

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