Laura Chynoweth, founder and CEO of Granted Fundraising Consultants, excels at building and facilitating relationships with program stakeholders from multiple sectors. She brings vast experience in nonprofit strategic development planning, setting up development and communication processes, board development and fundraising training, grants management, ensuring brand and voice consistency across marketing and fundraising, and a host of other related areas. Laura learned about Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) while working on her graduate degree in Linguistics from UH at Manoa during which time she enjoyed several PacWhale Eco-Adventures cruises on visits to Maui. “My relationship to PWF can be characterized as ‘raving fan and supporter,’ she says. “I share PWF’s vision of a world in which whales and other marine life are valued and conserved, and I would like to contribute the skillset I have acquired as a professional nonprofit fundraiser.”