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

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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