No two foundations are exactly alike, but many share common challenges. Since its founding in 2001, Philanthropy Associates has worked with all types of foundations to help them address strategic and operational concerns and meet their philanthropic objectives.

No project is too large — or small: from helping foundations with no staff hire their first employees, to designing multi-million dollar conservation programs for some of the world’s largest foundations, to training over 100 foundation staff in facilitation skills, to facilitating a staff or board retreat, to advising a retiring founder on how to develop the next generation of foundation leadership…Philanthropy Associates is ready to help bring your organization to the next level.

Many of our clients seek help with internal communication and decision-making challenges. Our expert consultants ensure that board retreats, strategic planning sessions and other important meetings maximize productivity and achieve desired outcomes.

During an initial complementary assessment, we work with you to identify areas where our services will have the highest impact on operations and outcomes. We draw on our extensive network of philanthropic advisors and experts in related fields, such as foundation law, public relations, financial planning and information technology, if you need assistance in those specialized areas.