Catalyzing Philanthropy To Build Community

Catalyzing Philanthropy To Build Community

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Catalyzing Philanthropy To Build Community

Customized services for funders, intermediaries and non-profits of any size and mission.

PhilanthropywoRx is a consulting services organization engaged in efforts on a local, regional and national level to promote and implement more effective practice across a wide range of issues—with a focus on advocating for the work of underrepresented funders and communities. Rural is a passion and one specialty of the firm— the R is for rural. PhilanthropywoRx is the nation’s leading advocate for innovation in the rural-serving philanthropic space.

The work of PhilanthropywoRx appears frequently for both industry and popular audiences and represents decades of experience as practitioners and engaged observers of the philanthropic and non-profit landscape. All clients get access to deep networks of colleagues across the country who can provide learning and support.

A hallmark of the PhilanthropywoRx approach is the ability to be adaptive in real time and craft consulting relationships that are specifically tailored to the geography and capacity of clients. This includes Interim and operational leadership, research and evaluation, coaching and development and refinement of strategy.

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L-R: Allen Smart. Founder of PhilanthropywoRx; Rev. Cory Anderson of The Winthrop Rockefeller Fund; David Jordan of the United Methodist Health Ministries Fund; and Nichole Maher of the Group Health Foundation

Customized services for funders, intermediaries and non-profits of any size and mission.

PhilanthropywoRx is a consulting services organization engaged in efforts on a local, regional and national level to promote and implement more effective practice across a wide range of issues—with a focus on advocating for the work of underrepresented funders and communities. Rural is a passion and one specialty of the firm— the R is for rural. PhilanthropywoRx is the nation’s leading advocate for innovation in the rural-serving philanthropic space.

The work of PhilanthropywoRx appears frequently for both industry and popular audiences and represents decades of experience as practitioners and engaged observers of the philanthropic and non-profit landscape. All clients get access to deep networks of colleagues across the country who can provide learning and support.

A hallmark of the PhilanthropywoRx approach is the ability to be adaptive in real time and craft consulting relationships that are specifically tailored to the geography and capacity of clients. This includes Interim and operational leadership, research and evaluation, coaching and development and refinement of strategy.

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L-R: Allen Smart. Founder of PhilanthropywoRx; Rev. Cory Anderson of The Winthrop Rockefeller Fund; David Jordan of the United Methodist Health Ministries Fund; and Nichole Maher of the Group Health Foundation

We're Proud To Partner With...

PhilanthropywoRx engages with organizations across the philanthropic and non-profit spectrum including foundations, philanthropy support groups (PSO’s), along with state and national non-profits with issue interests as varied as Rural Recovery Housing and Primary Care Safety Net Access.

These are some of our great past and present clients and partners.

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We're Proud To Partner With...

PhilanthropywoRx engages with organizations across the philanthropic and non-profit spectrum including foundations, philanthropy support groups (PSO’s), along with state and national non-profits with issue interests as varied as Rural Recovery Housing and Primary Care Safety Net Access.

These are some of our great past and present clients and partners.

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Leverage Our Expertise

At times, foundations and non-profit organizations need an objective observer to help understand problems and offer possible solutions to internal and external challenges. If you would like to discuss how PhilanthrophywoRx can help your organization, contact us to book a free initial consultation.

Interim Staffing

In-person or virtual staffing for program and executive leadership roles.

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Research & Writing

Development of guides and directories on social sector issues

Staff Training & Support

A formal Program Officer training program along with staff coaching.

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Strategy & Implementation

Develop or refine your strategy to meet local/national issues or leadership shifts.

Grantmaking

Design and implementation of grantmaking programs

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Assessment & Evaluation

Issue assessment and quantitative evaluation of funder/non-profit programs.

From The Blog

Program Officers: Foundations’ Cultural and Strategic Messengers

By Allen Smart | July 6, 2022

The foundation program officer has always had a difficult role. Part gatekeeper, part bureaucracy manager, part cheerleader – and now increasingly responsible for building collaboratives, promoting equity and engendering trust. At their best, they can hold all these skills concurrently. At their least effective, they gravitate to one competency over all others and muddle through…

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