A little more information about who PITCH is, and


What Pitch does

Pitch offers the following
consultative services:

Grant Writing

Creating effective proposals that get noticed, remembered, and funded


Working with individuals, groups, and foundations to align charitable giving with vision and values

Fundraising Strategy

Developing foundation and corporate strategy to build lasting relationships with funders so they will give now and in the future

Writing & Editing

Developing foundation and corporate strategy to build lasting relationships with funders so they will give now and in the future

professional Writing Workshops

Elevating the way your staff, and your organization, communicates with the world

Campaign Planning & Implementation

Putting the pieces in place to energize your donors

Executive Coaching & Consultation

Building on your strengths and supporting your growth

Board Training & Development

Helping board members become effective ambassadors for your organization

Creative. Smart. Articulate.

If you are looking for a savvy communicator who can get right to the heart of the matter and see any challenge through to the end – and do it with a dash of humor – you’ve come to the right place.

Lauren Brownstein has been working in philanthropy for more than 25 years as a fundraiser, educator, program manager, and philanthropic consultant. She has raised millions of dollars for museums, workforce development programs, student support organizations, community centers, environmental causes, social service organizations, and more. Her areas of expertise include: foundation relations (grant writing, prospect research, donor cultivation and stewardship), corporate sponsorship, fundraising campaigns, and staff and board training. In addition, Lauren helps clients with a variety of writing projects and leads trainings on professional writing. She has a knack for clean, concise, compelling writing, finding a way to make each client’s unique story jump off the page.

Lauren leads workshops to help individual donors define their philanthropic goals and create charitable giving plans that reflect their values, passions, and priorities. Her work with grant makers has included refining mission and vision statements and managing the grant making process. She is a Certified Consultant with 21/64, an organization devoted to advising family philanthropies.

As a reflection of her commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism, Lauren has served on the boards of several nonprofits and has volunteered extensively in the community, including eight years as a weekly volunteer at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She also was a certified foster parent before adopting a child from the foster care system. She earned a Masters in Teaching in Museum Education from the George Washington University (where she has served as a lecturer on museum fundraising) and a Bachelors with High Distinction from the University of Virginia. Lauren frequently collaborates with, and leads, teams of consultants who are experts in their fields; together, they deliver a full complement of consultative services to PITCH’s clients.


AAMI Foundation (medical technology)
Active Minds (suicide prevention program for college students)
ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal
American Architectural Foundation
American Friends of IDC Herzliya
American Nurses Foundation
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Foundation
BEST Kids (mentoring program for children in foster care)
BBYO (youth group)
Birthright Israel Foundation
Byte Back (computer training for low income DC residents)
Brooklyn Autism Center
Camp Sprout Lake
Children’s Defense Fund
Children’s Dental Health Project
Children’s Inn at NIH (National Institutes of Health)
CORE: Coalition for Residential Education
David Lynch Foundation
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
Edith and Carl Marks JCH of Bensonhurst
Elat Chayyim: A Jewish Spiritual Retreat Center
Environmental Integrity Project
Eritrean Development Foundation
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Hispanic College Fund
Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund
Hope for Henry Foundation
IDSA Foundation
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum
Israel & Co.
JESNA: Jewish Education Service of North America
Jewish Fertility Foundation
Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute
Keshet (LGBT advocacy organization)
KID Museum
KIPP Ujima Village Academy (charter school)
Law Foundation of Prince George’s County
MarylandCAN (education reform advocates)
Matthew’s Center for Visual Learning (school for autistic children)
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Military Care Coalition
Moishe House
Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
National Association of Vietnamese American Service Agencies
National Community Stabilization Trust
National Women’s Business Center
Nature Sacred
Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation
Oberg Museum Evaluation
PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values
Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education
Public Justice Foundation
Rett Syndrome Research Foundation
Robin Hood Foundation
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Shalshelet (music festival)
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
The Ability Challenge
Tranquil Space Yoga
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Philanthropy is transformational.
Be bold. Be creative. Make your mark.