Laura Krafsur
Senior Director, Business Strategies

Laura Krafsur is a senior director of business strategies in the development office of the Urban Institute, where she works collaboratively with Urban’s leadership, researchers, and the development team to create fundraising strategies, develop relationships with philanthropic partners, and improve development operations. 

Krafsur brings more than 20 years of service in nonprofit fundraising, previously leading development operations at the American Enterprise Institute and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She also developed donor relationships and helped fundraising teams work efficiently at educational and direct-service nonprofits, including the Smithsonian Institution, Meals on Wheels, and SOS Children’s Villages.

Krafsur received an MPA in nonprofit management from George Mason University and a BBA in international business with a minor in art history from James Madison University.