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Laurel McCombs
Senior Philanthropy Advisor
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Laurel McCombs joined the Osborne Group in 2013 and brings more than 14 years of experience in the non-profit sector to her role, with particular focus on fund development, performance management and board development.

For eight years, Laurel worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America where she was responsible for the coordination of capacity building resources and support to more than 350 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country. This included coaching and consultation on topics including, donor development, staff capacity and fund development planning, as well as in-person training on subjects such as effective board fundraising, staff and board roles and responsibilities, and change management. Laurel also oversaw the development of resources, including online training modules and webinars for agencies.

Prior to joining Big Brothers Big Sisters, Laurel served as the Program Officer for a local health foundation where she focused on strategic initiatives around diabetes prevention and management, childhood obesity and healthcare for the uninsured. Laurel began her non-profit career at the Girl Scouts of Monterey Bay where she was the Director of Development and Communications.

Laurel has a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and currently lives in Santa Cruz, CA. In addition to support of youth development organizations, Laurel volunteers for the Japanese American Citizens League and is an alumna of the American Express Non Profit Leadership Academy.

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