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Rise Up Consulting is me, Lauren Peterson, MSW.  I started Rise Up Consulting in early 2017 in order to meet the growing needs of members of our community.

If non-profits thrive, our communities thrive. 

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Lauren Peterson, MSW
Founder and Change Maker

More about me

After graduating from the University of Washington with a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW), my mission was clear.  I wanted to help non-profits make a greater impact on our community.  For me, that meant helping them build relationships (aka fundraise!). 

After starting the MSW program in 2007, I was lucky to be involved with the grant making and fundraising efforts of small, grassroots organizations in Burien, WA as well as the efforts of a large scale multi service agency in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. These experiences fueled my fire to further explore a career in Development.  I have since worked for four agencies of various sizes and missions and worked all over the development spectrum: event management, individual giving, sponsorship programs, volunteer management, grant writing, board development, external communications, and rebranding.


When I'm not helping non-profits build relationships and meet their fundraising goals, I can be found on a bike, on a yoga mat, or in the mountains hiking or skiing. Most of these activities involve my husband, Ross, and our adorable labradoodle, Salty.  


Feel free to check me out on LinkedIn

Mission, Vision, and Values

You're likely to have your set of Mission, Vision, and Values, and I do too.  


My mission is to help non-profits in the greater Seattle and Leavenworth areas rise up and realize their full potential by engaging donors and members of the community in their missions.  


My vision is for a community where each member has the resources they need to live a meaningful life. 


I value honesty, equity, determination, commitment, and a sense of humor. 

Let's fundraise!
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