Laura Alexander

Alexander Consulting

Affiliated with Boardsource since 2018

About Laura

Consultant, Executive Director, Development Director, Program Director, Board member and volunteer. You name it and, since 1990, Laura has worked in just about every non-profit capacity. That experience—and the unique perspective that comes with it—is the cornerstone of her consulting practice. Laura’s clients know that she gets where they’re coming from—their strategic challenges, organizational issues and development goals—and is dedicated to their success. She asks the important questions, and listens well, to give her clients the best advice, determine the best strategies, and find the best solutions.

As principal consultant and owner at Alexander | Carrillo Consulting since 2010, Laura provides strategic planning and facilitation, fund development and capital campaign counsel, Board education and governance consulting, strategic alliance facilitation, and executive coaching for CEO’s and Development Directors. She has worked with small grassroots nonprofits, social justice groups, social services, arts organizations, health care institutions, and university departments. With her business partner Jenny Carrillo, Laura has developed and provided hundreds of workshops and training sessions for executive director/CEO’s, fund development professionals, and Board members.

Consultant Information

Email: [email protected]


Location: Tucson, Arizona

Areas of Expertise: Board culture and dynamics, Board ethics, Board roles and responsibilities, CEO/Board chair coaching, CEO-Board partnership , Executive transition, Fundraising, Founder transitions, Governance structures, Strategic board composition, Strategic planning and visioning, Succession planning , Sustained collaboration (mergers, partnerships, etc.)

Areas of Engagement: Board self-assessment review and action planning, Board education retreat or seminar, Ongoing governance coaching and advising, Governance structure and design, Large-group training or conference session, Facilitation of important board conversations

Mission Areas: Advocacy organizations, Associations, Community foundations, Corporate volunteerism programs, Family foundations, Founder-led organizations , Small-budget organizations, Social justice organizations

Virtual Work Availability: Flexible, based on needs