Lori Stone implements strategies to achieve NCIP's fundraising goals and to enhance and expand strategic communications. She believes that today's healthy nonprofit organization can no longer rely on sleep practices that don't resonate with the way the world does business. To remain relevant, organizations have to find solutions to problems that are faster, smarter, and leaner - all while coping with the pace of change. Prior to NCIP, Lori worked as a nonprofit consultant with several Bay Area nonprofits, focusing on engagement strategies, strategic planning, and diverse resource development. She has worked in the social justice sector for over 20 years and has significant experience working with mission-based organizations in program development, fundraising, event and project management, and community relations.