Lisa is co-owner and partner of Lautman Maska Neill & Company, an award-winning full-service direct response fundraising firm specializing in nonprofits.
The company she has built with co-owner Tiffany Neill reflects their commitment to innovation and excellence in direct response fundraising, their belief in the power of non-profit organizations to improve the world we live in and their personal goals of leaving the world a better place.
Lisa began her direct marketing career managing new donor acquisition campaigns for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that fights global poverty. She also ran the annual fund for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York before joining Lautman & Company in 1992. Over the years, she has developed a strong donor-centric view that helps shape the critically intimate connection between nonprofit organizations and the donors who support them. She balances insight into the fundraising needs of established organizations and start-ups alike. She leads the firm’s work for senior nutrition programs around the country through the Meals-on-Wheels Fundraising Co-op.
Lisa believes that sharing her expertise continues the Lautman tradition of giving back to the industry. She frequently speaks at industry conferences and seminars, including the AFP International Conference, the Bridge Conference in Washington DC, AFP Fund Raising Day in New York, DMA Nonprofit Days and DMFA and served on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Washington, DC Chapter and the Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA).
Lisa graduated cum laude from Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a degree in English literature. She is a retired runner, having completed three marathons including the Marine Corps Marathon and the New York City Marathon and now attends yoga classes as often as possible.