Strategies to Achieve Social Impact
TCC Group Strategy Programs/Grants Management Capacity Building Evaluation

Steven Lawrence

Steven Lawrence Senior Research Affiliate

Education: MA, Sociology, University of Chicago; BS, Interpersonal Communications, Cornell University

Steven Lawrence, a senior research affiliate with TCC Group, takes a mixed-methods approach to developing the knowledge needed by funders and nonprofits to make well-informed decisions. His current clients include Ariadne: European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights, Grantmakers in the Arts, and Helicon Collaborative.

Previously, Steven served as Director of Research for the Foundation Center, which serves as the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. In his more than 20 years at the Center, Steven led ground-breaking research on philanthropic support for priorities such as human rights, social justice, health policy, education reform, peace and security, and mission investing.

A prolific writer and frequent speaker, Steven has also served on the board of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, the national advisory council on methodology for Giving USA, and the research committee for Grantmakers in the Arts. He holds an M.A. in sociology from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in interpersonal communications from Cornell University.

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