Lauren E. Graham is the founder and CEO of Velvet Frame, a social impact strategy and communications consultancy. She works with nonprofits, startups, and social enterprises across the environmental-social impact spectrum on their capacity-building and change management challenges using an ecosystems approach. She has nearly 15 years of experience working at the intersection of environment and sustainability, social impact, and creative media for public engagement. Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Graham worked in social impact strategy for documentary film and green building consulting doing certification and project management.

Ms. Graham is also a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, Baruch College-Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York (CUNY), Bard College, and Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business where she teaches courses on nonprofit management, leadership, entrepreneurship, and corporate social responsibility. She is an alumna of Stanford University, Yale School of the Environment, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.

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