Catalyzing Philanthropy To Build Community

Breaking Down the Walls between Community and Philanthropy

PhilanthropywoRx is a consulting and partnering organization engaged in efforts on a local, regional and national level to promote and implement better philanthropic practice –particularly at the convergence of community, field building, research and grantmaking. Rural is a passion and a specialty- the R is for rural.

Whether working on internal or external foundation practice, PhilanthropywoRx brings an experienced and objective sense of how foundations can best match their own needs with the needs of their communities. The work of philanthropy must be joyful while concurrently supporting and energizing communities. Equity is front and center. PhilanthropywoRx is all about creative application for results. This is no boilerplate exercise.

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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

Breaking Down the Walls between Community and Philanthropy

PhilanthropywoRx is a consulting and partnering organization engaged in efforts on a local, regional and national level to promote and implement better philanthropic practice –particularly at the convergence of community, field building, research and grantmaking. Rural is a passion and a specialty- the R is for rural.

Whether working on internal or external foundation practice, PhilanthropywoRx brings an experienced and objective sense of how foundations can best match their own needs with the needs of their communities. The work of philanthropy must be joyful while concurrently supporting and energizing communities. Equity is front and center. PhilanthropywoRx is all about creative application for results. This is no boilerplate exercise.

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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

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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.

Imterim Staffing

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

Strategy & Implementation

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

Staff Training & Support

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A formal Program Officer training program along with staff coaching.

Research & Writing

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Development of guides and directories on social sector issues

Grantmaking

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Design and implementation of grantmaking programs

Assessment & Evaluation

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

From The Blog

Three Simple Ways for Funders to Make Their Rural Work Authentic

By Allen Smart | August 28, 2021

I have been there. The visit from the big city or national funder. The awkward conversations with the visitors that want to get the best shrimp and grits or crawfish. And the never-ending sense that you are selling something that, even with the best intentions, the visitor is never going to understand. They may get…

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