Chief Advancement Officer for Innovation, Global Innovation Exchange

Lara Littlefield is Chief Advancement Officer for Innovation at the Global Innovation Exchange and at CoMotion, UW’s collaborative innovation hub, and also leads business development for both organizations. She has 20 years of experience in resource development, working with over 50 nonprofit organizations internationally across the arts, civic, education, environment, health and human social service sectors.

Prior to CoMotion and GIX, Ms. Littlefield was the Senior Director of Advancement at the University of Washington where she was responsible for the ongoing strategic design, oversight and implementation of the UW’s California advancement program. Prior to this, she was a Principal at Collins Group, where she consulted with over 50 nonprofit organizations across the arts, education, environment, health and human social service sectors. She is the incoming President for Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington Chapter and holds an M.P.A. and Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington and a B.A. from Evergreen State College.