The Lapin Group, LLC works with nonprofits throughout the US and across the globe on fundraising, strategic planning, nonprofit business planning, and leadership development.
We approach each client engagement with a team perspective, and as a partner from start to finish. We draw from the strength of our collective knowledge, expertise and experience to accomplish your goals. The Lapin Group’s Professional Team is very experienced with the trends and expectations of major donors supporting key institutions within the American philanthropic community. Our team members have diverse fund resource and organizational development backgrounds, including experience working with international and faith-based nonprofits, community centers, educational institutions, social service agencies, healthcare organizations, and cultural institutions. We invite you to read more about each member of our team, and contact them with any questions you may have.
Our Professional Team
Avrum D. Lapin | President
Often praised by clients for his high energy and attention to detail, Mr. Lapin thoroughly enjoys immersing himself in client organizations for the duration of their campaign, enabling them to meet their goals. Learn More.
Andrea Sachs Otto
Consultant and Marketing Communications Specialist
Andrea has experience working with a wide range of nonprofit organizations, including serving as Director of Operations at a community arts organization. She is an experienced marketer with expertise in grant writing, fundraising, community outreach and partnerships and special events. Andrea has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MS from New York University. She is involved in local community nonprofit organizations.
Karen Moses Kamens | Director of Client Services
Karen has a broad range of professional experiences within various nonprofit educational, research, and community health organizations over the past 30 years, and has been a fundraising consultant since 1999. A graduate of Emory University, she has served in a variety of volunteer and leadership positions for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and is actively involved with several local nonprofit community organizations.
Jill Dalin | Consultant
Jill has served as both a director and a consultant to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and overseas, working primarily in social services and education. She played a key role in the start-up of a number of initiatives, and enjoys shepherding projects from conception through implementation. Jill holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University, and has extensive training in nonprofit administration and fundraising.
Michael L. Gross | Consultant
Mike has fifteen years of experience working with nonprofits, including serving as Executive Director of a community organization. His areas of expertise include government relations, fund raising, community outreach, leadership training and development, marketing, and strategic planning. He has worked with people from many sectors including business, government, labor, faith, and community. He has an MA in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.
Abigail Heisler | Consultant
Abigail has most recently worked as an Executive Director of a community-based youth non-profit and has experience working with a wide range of nonprofit organizations. Her expertise in fundraising, marketing, and community outreach helps to serve The Lapin Group’s clients to reach their development and management goals. Abigail has a BA in Religious Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a MS in Jewish Communal Services and Non Profit Management from Gratz College.
Nancy Mariani | Office Manager
Nancy brings a highly motivated spirit and vast professional experience in office management, administrative support and customer service to our team. In her previous roles, she has been responsible for assisting in operational management, inside sales, and credit and collections. With over 10 years office management experience, her organizational skills and technical background are a major contribution to the daily operation of our firm.