Lauren Spangler


How Kennari values guide my work: I approach my work at Kennari with integrity at the forefront of my mind. I cherish guiding clients through fundraising opportunities while staying true to their mission and values and sharing their stories in a way that inspires and mobilizes community support. 

Lauren joined the Kennari Consulting grants team in 2019. As a Strategist at Kennari, Lauren uses the skills she has developed through her educational and professional experiences to provide strategic guidance, professional writing and grants portfolio administration for her clients. In her work, Lauren appreciates the opportunity to positively impact nonprofit organizations in West Michigan and throughout the state who are working tirelessly to improve their communities for the residents who call them home.

Lauren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, from Grand Valley State University. Prior to her work with Kennari, Lauren worked in fundraising and communication capacities for several local nonprofits. She is passionate about fostering equitable, sustainable, and vibrant communities in West Michigan and beyond. In her free time, Lauren can be found volunteering at the local Humane Society, tending to her plants, reading a good book or cooking at home for her friends and family.