What We Do
Individuals, families and foundations
Set clear intentions around your giving based on your values and beliefs
Review and select the best charitable structures that suit your giving style and long term goals
Identify issues and organizations that align with your philanthropic vision
Document your philanthropic legacy for future generations
Connect you with others who can help you achieve your goals (e.g., peers, staff hires, professional advisors)
Provide on-going learning opportunities to keep you well-informed and accountable to your own goals
Assess your impact
Corporate Giving and Employee Engagement
Determine your company’s commitment to giving and service
Create the mechanisms to have a “culture of giving” throughout the company
Develop programs around giving, volunteerism and employee engagement to reinforce company values
Personal Representative Services
Serve as Executor of your charitable estate
Work with your team of financial and legal advisors as necessary to ensure your legacy is secured
How We Work Together
Your relationship with a philanthropic advisor is one that is very personal and based on honesty and mutual trust. Our work together will involve very candid and personal explorations into your values and beliefs generated from your family history, life experience and aspirational goals.
Our first meeting is a complimentary informational session. We’ll have a conversation about what you hope to gain from working with a philanthropic advisor and your initial ideas of what you’d like to accomplish. We’ll share our background and greater detail about how we work and what we can offer.
Once we begin, we’ll provide you with an extensive questionnaire to explore your ideas, motivations, and desired outcomes around philanthropy. We’ll meet again to review the results and then the real work begins.
Give with Clarity and Confidence
Together, we’ll take a deep dive into the issues you care about, meet the organizations doing the work, evaluate their progress, and determine your level of involvement. We’ll evaluate appropriate giving vehicles to meet your goals and determine giving budgets and allocations on an annual basis. Do you have children and want to engage them in the philanthropic process? We can develop age-appropriate ways to include them in your plans and lay the groundwork for a lasting legacy.
This process will help you move from reactionary giving to purposeful giving. We may work together for several months or several years. Regardless, our aim is to create an army of thoughtful philanthropists dedicated to making the world a better place with a sense of humility, clarity and compassion.