Philanthropy Consultants – Support and Advice

 

Philanthropy Advisors  – Helping you make a difference in 2020 and beyond

The lockdowns around the world are having a devastating impact on the poor and vulnerable. The UN estimate in SE Asia alone 218 million people will be adversely impacted by the economic shutdowns. In Western economies millions of children that do not have access to the internet or a computer have missed out on 6 months of school. Many will never catch up. The UN has said that more people are likely to die from our response to covid-19 than the virus itself.

This is one of those rare times in history when giving has never been so important and where philanthropists can make such a difference anywhere in the world.

 

What we do

We won’t blast you with jargon or try and make philanthropy some kind of academic subject. We keep it real. We listen, we investigate and we provide the best options for you, your family, or your Trust/Foundation or company.

We take action. There are no challenges too great. We can work in some of the world’s most challenging environments; seeking out dynamic, innovative and impactful projects, enabling you to put your money to work in communities that need it most.

 

Trust in the Philanthropy Advisor is everything

It is essential to have a rapport and trust in the philanthropy advisor 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 colleagues and family 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.

We will help you clarify your goals and help you or your organization take bold decisions.

 

Confidentiality is everything to us and we will always protect your interests

 

Philanthropy consulting – What we don’t do

We won’t provide you with jargon loaded information or the latest philanthropy “toolkits” or trend.
We won’t spend your money developing a strategy you don’t necessarily need.
We won’t advise you on giving to an NGO, charity or project we have not visited.
We will never recommend supporting a charity, NGO or project that has not proved to us that it is totally transparent.
 

Philanthropy Support – What we will do

We will discuss with you what you, your family or foundation wants to achieve.
We will help drill down to what is and isn’t possible.
We will develop an action plan.
We can work in some of the most challenging and complex environments on the planet.
We do cover areas still under threat from war, natural disasters and terrorist groups.
We will work with philanthropists that want to find solutions closer to home.
We will seek out projects that fit your criteria
We will visit NGOs and projects wherever they are in the world.
We will carry out extensive due diligence.
We will meet with the recipients of support, wherever they are in the world.
We will help you establish a charity if that will add value and is the best use of your funds.

 
Philanthropy risks – What we encourage

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

 

Investing in people’s lives

Giving money away is the easy bit. Finding the organization and project that not only fits your criteria but can really provide value for money and make a lasting difference to people’s lives is far more difficult.

Nobody would buy a business without going over it with a fine tooth comb; talking to investors, customers and the workforce; or understanding the political environment. Why should investing in an NGO or charity be any different?

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

 

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Here are some very useful links

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