Philanthropy Consultants – Support and Advice

 

Helping you make a difference at home and across the world

Our philanthropy consultants believe they provide the most comprehensive, tailored and in-depth philanthropy support available to high net worth individuals. We are one of the few organisations that visit every project and programme before recommending them to donors, whilst carrying out rigorous due diligence.


What we do 

We listen, we help build your donor strategy and then we provide options that best meet your goals. Taking action is our hallmark, whether that is investigating projects and charities to support close to home or travelling overseas. We visit some of the world’s most challenging environments and we expect this to start up again in 2021.

Our aim is to seek out dynamic, innovative and impactful projects, enabling HNWI donors to put their money to work in communities that need it most, or towards environmental and conservation initiatives, so often interlinked with human need.

Our mission is to ensure the programmes HNWI donors support really do deliver. We cannot overstate the importance of visiting an NGO or Charity wherever it is based before making recommendations.  We need to know that the response on the ground is the right one. We cannot do that by sitting in front of a computer in London, New York or Geneva. We take action. That’s what we do.

 

Our key charity criteria when identifying quality programmes to support include:

Impact and response
Value for money
Sustainability
Management
Financial transparency
Current/Past outcomes
Feedback from recipients
What other similar organisations are working in the area and what is their impact
Local, regional and countrywide social and economic policies
Political stability

 

Philanthropy Support – Our response

We will discuss what you, your family or foundation wants to achieve.
We will identify what is and isn’t possible.
We will develop an action plan.
We can work in some of the most challenging environments on the planet.
We also want to work with philanthropists that wish to find solutions closer to home.
We will seek out projects that fit your criteria.
We will always carry out extensive due diligence.
We will meet with the people that are being supported.
We will encourage manageable risk if that helps achieve your goals
We will help you establish a charity if that will add value and is the best use of your funds.


Above all we want you to have peace of mind. We do that by making sure your investment is making a difference.


Trust in your Philanthropy Advisor is everything

It is essential to have rapport and trust in the philanthropy consultant you are working with. To build that trust we will cover much more than funding. We need to understand what your passion is, your motivation and how your family and colleagues view your philanthropy. As John Abbey leads on philanthropy, you will get to know exactly what makes him tick and why he has devoted his life to making a difference, from walking across Africa in the 1980s to now.

Confidentiality is everything to us and we will always protect your interests. We understand that many donors wish to be discrete and that will always be our top priority. 

 

Philanthropy risks – What we encourage

We encourage donors to take manageable risks if those risks result in real and sustainable change.
We encourage you to support what you are passionate about.
We encourage the support of projects that help people help themselves.
We encourage conservation projects that take a holistic and pragmatic approach
We encourage partnerships with other organizations and government if that adds value and scale.
We encourage change – it keeps us all on our toes.

 

 

Read more about our services here

For more information please email: john@abbeysolutions.co.uk

 

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Here are some very useful links

ASI Philanthropy
Our dedicated philanthropy website

Centre of Disaster Philanthropy
Helps donors make more thoughtful disaster-related giving decisions

Global Philanthropy Indices
Covers the state of global giving

Inside Philanthropy
Who funds what and why