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Sara Lawson

Adjunct Faculty of Public Administration 
SOM: Public Administration


1-800-478-9069 (Second Phone)



Sara Lawson, MPA, CFRE
Consultant, Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Sara is passionate about the role that mission-driven organizations can play in strengthening communities. As a consultant, she brings a collaborative, analytical, and strategic approach to board development, capacity building, fund development, and leadership coaching for small-to-midsized nonprofit organizations in Alaska and Washington. Sara’s expertise is derived from 15+ years’ experience in a range of community  benefit organizations, including the arts, higher education, health care, and public radio. She has served as  executive director, program staff, committee chair, front-line volunteer, and board member.
In addition to consulting, Sara teaches graduate-level courses at Seattle University and the University of Alaska Southeast, including classes in Boards and Volunteers and Nonprofit Governance. She obtained her MPA from the University of Alaska Southeast, and a BA in Psychology from Trinity College. She serves on the board of Arts Corps, and volunteers with Catholic Community Services and 501 Commons.


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