Lindsay Simonds founded LSC (Lindsay Simonds Consulting) in 2017 after her role as Vice President at CCS, a leading global fundraising consulting and management firm providing services including feasibility studies, capital campaigns, prospect research, public relations and case developments.
She is a senior, nonproﬁt, fundraising and management professional with notable experience partnering with organizations for transformational change. Teams she has led have raised over $1 billion in new philanthropic funding. She is an integral lead in expanding and deepening donor relationships, philanthropic strategies, and development operations. With a rich career and diverse portfolio of experiences and expertise, she is a solutions-based thinker and conscious communicator. With an eye for major gifts strategy, structures of inﬂuence, community engagement, project management, compelling storytelling, and brand evangelism, Lindsay brings her clients a comprehensive fundraising knowledge.
A graduate of the University of Denver, Lindsay majored in International Studies at the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies with an emphasis on gender issues, conflict resolution and economics. She minored in Spanish and is conversationally fluent. She has a deep love for culture and people – she has traveled to over 23 countries (and counting!). She currently lives in San Francisco where she is an active volunteer and board member at both the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University and Imagine Bus Project. In her free time, she teaches yoga and practices Reiki, and is the founding chairwoman for Laughing Lotus yoga studio’s Love Saves the Day – a nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to yoga for all. A member of the National Professional Women’s Alliance, she also leads a small women’s group in San Francisco.