Laura Browning understands the many dimensions of sustaining leadership, from being a member of grassroots organizations to serving on the Board of National organizations to speaking in Barcelona, Spain and Melbourne, Australia.
A frequent speaker, trainer and blogger on mission and program, governance, grant writing and strategic planning at conferences, seminars, webinars, and personal coaching, she delivers her message about the need to create self-renewing, sustaining organizations.
Ms. Browning, a native of Ohio, grew up in southern Louisiana and received a Masters’ in Education with additional graduate work in nonprofit leadership, and technology, from Nicholls State University, Universities of Louisiana-Lafayette, Monroe and New Orleans. Her nonprofit experience includes time as a volunteer, board member, development director and Executive Director in diverse fields such as domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse programs with community, faith-based and student leadership organizations. Laura is the former Capacity Building Director for Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) in New Orleans. In all of those roles, the partnerships and voices have taught her knowledge, and given her the experience to communicate the partnerships and voices on larger platforms.
Browning gained vision and values from living in communities during disasters and working as part of Long Term Community Recovery Teams(LTR) through FEMA (Katrina) in New Orleans. She’s learned to be savvy, have persistence and be daring in telling the stories of those partnerships and communities that have touched her, and now she intends to create community impact using all those dimensions of leadership-partnership, voice, vision, values, knowledge, daring and persistence
Personally, friends and foes alike have described her as having passion for community, a great laugh, and a great strength of character. She is the President of LBC Consultants, specializing in creative organizational management support. The goal of LBC Consultants is the creation of self-renewing and sustaining organizations.
Laura broke down the parts of grant writing and then built them up so carefully I felt like I could write a winning grant when I left that day." K.G.
"We were part of group that was built with respect to our own experiences, needs, and finances. Nobody came in and said you have to do it this way or that way to be successful." J.G
"The grant review done by LBC Consultants found key areas we didn't tie strongly enough to the RFP criteria. They found points we might have left behind." T.H.