Our Approach

We approach our main mission–to accelerate philanthropy in pursuit of a just world–by staying true to what makes us unique: our flexibility in providing tailored services; our team’s unmatched expertise; and our vast networks and enduring relationships.

Tailored Services

When you come to us for guidance, you can rest assured that we recognize and honor your uniqueness. We take pride in developing highly personalized processes built around your specific needs, cultivating a deep understanding of your history, traditions, goals, values and culture. At the same time, you’ll benefit from our broad base of diverse experiences as we bring our best tools and ideas to the engagement.

Unmatched Expertise

Whether you’re giving as an individual, family, business or institution, you’ll leverage our team’s extensive experience across issue areas and geographies. We operate at the cutting edge of philanthropy: our experts manage complex grantmaking initiatives, develop new funding models and evaluate impact for leading foundations across the nation. Should your goals require functional support, we can help build your program through fiscal sponsorship and other services.

Enduring Relationships

Your connection with us doesn’t end when our engagement concludes. We’re invested in creating mutually beneficial relationships, bringing people and organizations together around a shared vision. Our worldwide network of clients, grantees and professional experts helps us to stay abreast of needs and opportunities throughout the philanthropic world. When you join us, you become an enduring part of a committed community of donors; we’ll do everything we can to further your impact.  

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