Founder + Principal
Thread StrategiesLoree Lipstein is Founder and Principal Consultant of Thread Strategies, a firm that provides comprehensive, hands-on development support to small and medium-sized nonprofits to build sustainable development departments. Thread helps partners create strategies that are rooted in reality and then assists in bringing those strategies to life by building systems to support, hiring staff to lead, and assisting in execution until processes are up and running.
An innovative and entrepreneurial leader, Loree brings more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit field to her work. Prior to founding Thread, Loree earned a Master’s of Business Administration at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where she was a CASE Scholar focusing on social entrepreneurship and social impact. Before earning her graduate degree, Loree worked for the national nonprofit KaBOOM! as Manager of Corporate Partnerships, where she was responsible for securing and managing partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and large philanthropic foundations. Loree also worked as a Senior Campaign Manager at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Area chapter, where she focused on special events and grassroots fundraising.
When Loree isn’t traveling around the globe (international travel is a passion), she resides in Washington, DC where she enjoys running, photography and spending time with friends and family.