David Lawson

Working Philanthropy

Background & History

David Lawson is the Co-Founder of http://www.workingphilanthropy.com, a company focused on helping organizations in the social sector as well as the companies that serve them. He brings more than 25 years as a social entrepreneur and investor.  David’s first company, The Information Prospector, pioneered asset-based screening for fundraisers. In 1997 he founded Prospect Information Network

(P!N) which became the largest wealth screening company before being purchased by Kintera in 2004. David served as a Senior Vice President of Kintera until 2008 when it was purchased by Blackbaud (BLKB).

David has written numerous articles for publications such as The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Nonprofit Times, CASE Currents and APRA’s Connections.  He is a contributing author to Major Donors: Finding Big Gifts in Your Database and Online. David is a member of APRA, AASP, and a recipient of the CASE Steuben Apple and APRA Distinguished Service Awards. David is also a Partner with TrueGivers, LLC, The Atlas of Giving, LLC., and is a Board Member of Call2Action, LLC.