Larry Kaplan’s specialty is  advocacy — helping social justice advocates develop their leadership skills, and helping advocacy organizations fundraise, strategize and build their boards.

He helps organizations advocate for their causes, advance their missions, reach their fundraising goals and achieve their program objectives, and he provides executive coaching services for advocacy leaders.  His expertise is managing organizations experiencing change and operating in challenging environments, and in helping social justice leaders and advocacy organizations and collaboratives fundraise, strategize and build their boards.

Larry has turned around troubled non-profit organizations and started up new ones, employing effective strategic planning, productive fundraising and board development efforts. He has built and maintained elected officials’ offices, managed political campaigns, helped public agencies increase their effectiveness, and advised private companies and foundations on their philanthropic and civic responsibilities.

He has created parks and playgrounds in some of the region’s poorest communities, and developed and led diverse workplaces.  He is a problem solver, a “fixer.”

Above all, Larry Kaplan is passionate about urban

communities and social justice — and helping build the

capacity of community-based advocacy organizations.

Learn about Larry Kaplan's Clients

8Minutenergy Renewables – Kern Agriculture & Energy Ed. Fdn.

Afriat Consulting Group

Brainerd Foundation

Bob Gold & Associates Public Relations

Books for Babies

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson, CA

California Assemblymember Mike Gatto

California Center for Health Reporting

California Cleaner Freight Coalition – Coalition for Clean Air

California Greenworks

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla

California State Summer School Arts Foundation

Cancer Support Community, Pasadena

Celiac Disease Foundation

Climate Resolve

Coalition for Economic Survival

Coalition to Protect L.A. Neighborhoods & Jobs

Community Coalition of South L.A.

Council for Watershed Health

Dare U to Care Outreach Ministries

David & Lucille Packard Foundation

Downtown (L.A.) Women’s Center

EmpowerHer Institute

Equality California

Executive Service Corps of Southern California

Families in Schools

Friends of the Los Angeles River

Green LA Coalition

GRYD Foundation

Hard Hat Communications

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

Hospitality Training Academy – Unite HERE Local 11

ICPR Public Relations

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Pk – L.A.

L.A. Big Picture H.S.

L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti

L.A. City Councilmember Mike Woo

L.A. City Community Development Dept.

L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina

L.A. County Workforce Investment Board

Los Angeles Metro

National Health Foundation

National Network of Fiscal Sponsors

Outfest – The LGBT Film Festival

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Progressive Strategy Partners – Kapolczynski Consulting

Remember Us: The Holocaust B’nai Mitzvah Project

Ricardo Montalban Foundation Theatre

Rivers & Mountains Conservancy – WCA

San Gabriel Mountains Forever – Sierra Club

Saving the West

School Leaders Network

Southern CA Committee for the Olympic Games – Ready Set Gold!

Southern CA Jewish Repertory Theater

Taproot Foundation

Theodore Payne Foundation

Trust for Public Land

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

University of Southern California

Valley Nonprofit Resources

Visual Effects Society

Volunteer Ctr of Los Angeles – Assistance League of So CA

Washington State Association for Justice

Water Education for Latino Leaders

Wolf Connection

Workplace Hollywood

Worksite Wellness Los Angeles