Strategy & Consulting

Whether you’re just starting out in your philanthropic journey, hoping to explore new issues or approaches, or simply needing to step back and take a fresh look at your efforts, ɫ is here to guide you. Great giving finds its inspiration in passion and intuition, but developing a powerful giving strategy requires a foundation of planning and expert advice. Our tailored approach and extensive grantmaking experience can help you chart the best way forward.


If you’re considering starting a new foundation or philanthropic initiative, the road ahead is full of complexities. Our strategic planning methods translate your ideas and intentions into a program that provides a clear path to the impact you envision. Because you’re unique among our clients, we start each engagement with openness and attention to the qualities and goals that set you apart: the process is built around you.


You’re looking for the best opportunities for your resources; we consider it our primary role to help you find them. We’re experts at analyzing and synthesizing large amounts of information and making complex issues accessible, and we know the right questions to ask in order to surface core concerns. We can provide sector scans, benchmarking reports and subject-specific white papers to help you make confident giving decisions.


Our thoughtful planning, thorough research and practical guidance give you the power to bring your philanthropic vision to life. As seasoned consultants with years of experience working with individuals, families, corporations and foundations, we understand how to guide group dynamics and draw out the views of key decision-makers. Our advice emerges through a collaborative, iterative process that is informed by our findings, but ultimately bears your imprint.

Our Work With Tippet Rise

ɫ worked with the trustees of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation for advisory services through every step of conceptualizing and building Tippet Rise Art Center, an arts venue located on an 11,500 acre working ranch in Fishtail, Montana.

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