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Want to change the world?
Study it first.
The world is our oyster! Philanthropy Strategies Global Consulting is a mission-driven firm that has
provided in-depth, customized consulting services since 1999. We specialize in guiding funders to
maximize their philanthropy based on discovering what motivates them toward a more meaningful and
satisfactory way of giving. We help Everyday Philanthropists identify a clear path to their involvement
in social entrepreneurship that leads to transformative philanthropy, especially where there are no options
from their local community foundation. We also introduce Everyday Philanthropists to opportunities
where they can invest in social entrepreneurship in other areas of the world.
We will consider assignments around the world with
services that cater to the needs and interests of our
clients, with skills and knowledge to lend where we
can be most effective. Our strengths are centered in
work we have been doing for over 30 years through
organized philanthropy and a history as grantmakers
ourselves. Our areas of expertise include information
and communication technologies competencies;
workforce and economic development; community
assessments; capacity building; business and social
entrepreneurship. Our passion is centered on global
competence, education (including teacher training,
college readiness, K-20) and adult learning. We
have been involved in training projects, biointensive
farming and community gardens, healthand community-
based wellness, social gerontology and aging, faith-based
initiatives, and technology - including alternative energy.
These are the areas we are passionate about and look
forward to finding like-minded people who seek
opportunities for collaborative and collective impact.
Let us help you cultivate your
At Philanthropy Strategies Global Consulting, we
understand what it means to be an effective donor,
whether large or small, in a globally-connected
world. Our team members have the capacity,
experience, expertise, skills and knowledge to help
Everyday Philanthropists realize their philanthropic
dreams by coming onboard at any stage of giving.
We offer highly personalized and customized services
to meet unique needs that help achieve philanthropic
goals. These are based on extensive insight gained
from first-hand experience working decades in and
around philanthropy, the Civil Sector and social
entrepreneurship. We enjoy sharing our knowledge
with the hope that it serves as a catalyst for positive
Our solutions include services and activities that help
create, execute, manage and measure the philanthropic
plan of Everyday Philanthropists. Our strength lies in
an ability to engage in either long-term or short-term
assignments for collective impact, learning and
improving community through project management
and communications. A long history of grantmaking
and community involvement provide us with the
experience to foster lasting philanthropy to benefit
people, communities and charitable causes. See
how we work.......
Philanthropy Strategies Global Consulting services and
resources are geared toward helping people, business
enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures, foundations
and groups who want guidance, accountability and
understanding to align their giving with their values and
interests. We do not provide legal or financial counsel.
We manage philanthropic portfolios, working with donors
directly as well as in conjunction with their attorneys,
financial advisors and other professionals handling legal
matters and investment portfolios.
With a focus on philanthropy and a desire to work with
others to make things better, our work centers around
tailored services to meet needs. This allows us to focus
on the minutae of effectiveness while our clients can
focus on an active philanthropic agenda, create a
legacy or become engaged in social entrepreneurship.
Learn how to work with us by exploring our site, or
contact us by sending us a note in the form below,
calling us or emailing us.
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What makes a community successful?
Everyday Philanthropists are ordinary people
wanting to lend a hand, leave a legacy or pass
on family values, change the world or just make
a difference by contributing to solutions.
* They are individuals, families, businesses
and groups of people who want to disrupt the
status quo to address pressing issues and
challenges their community, their neighbors or
their homeland face.
* They are agents of change in their own
community or in the global community of mankind.
* They are men and women of all ages,
business owners and entrepreneurs, retirees,
celebrities and athletes who want to become
engaged philanthropists to assure their donations
of money, knowledge, time, talent, skills and voice have an impact.
Everyday Philanthropistsare people who want to
maximize their financial resources and other assets
such as business and professional contacts and acumen, relationships, and goodwill for a greater
good. This is where Philanthropy Strategies Global
Consulting is most effective; we aim to maximize
the giving power of Everyday Philanthropists to
achieve meaningful results with their philanthropy.
We are successful in these endeavors by educating,
equipping and empowering our clients to achieve
their intended philanthropic outcomes.
Philanthropy Strategies Global Consulting team
members have done just that - they are multilingual
and have lived, worked and studied on six continents.
They are able to share invaluable experience about
how to improve community. While our team members
come from diverse cultures, academic training and professional backgrounds, we are all bound by a
shared passion for solving the most difficult
philanthropic challenges and making an impact on
some of the world’s most pressing issues. We
believe there are many people out there just like
us, with the means and resources to make a
Drawing on the skills and knowledge base of
seasoned professionals from a wide variety of life
experiences, we are able to support a full spectrum
of activities required for Everyday Philanthropists
to become effective funders. Through consulting,
research, grants management services, experiential
travel and training, we are able to offer an array of
services to help all types of people and groups of people consider or fine tune their philanthropic
Our specialty is civic sector research on the drivers
of change and community assessments that lead
to thoughtful, informed planning. With this kind of
background, funders can direct their resources in
the most effective ways and avoid some of the
pitfalls of organized philanthropy.
We also encourage future philanthropists by helping
create multi-generational giving plans to educate
children about generosity and giving back to learn
about issues and areas where they can have the
most value. This supports a long-term goal of
creating a culture of giving among Millenials and
other young adults when they become funders and
Everyday Philanthropists themselves.
Empowering Everyday Philanthropists
Philanthropy Strategies Global Consulting
Our vision: an empowerment of Everyday Philanthropists as agents of change by increasing their capacity to
effectively give their money, time, talent and voice toward impacting challenges. Our work helps them engage
in philanthropy that expresses their values, beliefs and interests while producing profound social impact. Our
goal is to increase the growing league of heroes involved in social entrepreneurship.
Our services are structured to contribute experience, skills and leadership toward strengthening the giving power
movement, and our page on how we workto engage us in support of your philanthropic journey.
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Strategists for Collective Impact
Wanting to help is not the same as
knowing how to help; likewise, having
the money to help is not the same as
knowing how to spend money in a
Our Communications Department, Collective Impact Messaging, helps organizations maximize their impact and
the reach of their messages. We have extensive experience as Community Managers for the full range of social
media platforms, specialize in bilingual (English and Spanish) jard copy and digital communications.
EVERYDAY PHILANTHROPISTS and other AGENTS OF CHANGE supporting