Accordant is a healthcare management consulting firm focused on advancing philanthropy. We believe in the transformative power of partnerships with donors to elevate the standard of healthcare, so we work with leaders to advance strategic, cultural & business levers to help you raise more money. Thanks for considering our team as partners to advance your noble work.
Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP
President & Principal Consultant
Healthcare trustees play a critical role in shaping organizational culture, fostering alignment between philanthropy and hospital strategy and allocating adequate resources for development. Prepare your governing board by sending them to a new educational session presented in collaboration with the American Hospital Association Center for Healthcare Governance.Find Out More
Foundation Board Members and Governing Board Trustees can be a significant source of competitive advantage in fund development. Yet, many organizations don't realize they may be creating their own obstacles to board success. This new thought paper from Accordant explores a common constraint to high performance boards that you may have never considered.Download Paper
Capital Campaigns are now behind the times. The new campaign still drives big goals but embraces a range of new priorities--including population health, programs and innovation initiatives. New campaigns are also streamlined and more flexible. If you are ready to lead a Next-Gen Campaign, it's time to talk to Accordant.Find Out More
The Accordant Leadership Roundtable explores best and emerging practices in healthcare philanthropy and timely issues like funding population health, creating aligned physician partnerships and re-engaging healthcare governing boards in philanthropy. Bring your board and executive leaders and join us in February 2017 at The Players Club at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.Find Out More
It is estimated that 95% of the healthcare foundations in this country have identified donor engagement as a top priority but less than 27% actually have programs that effectively address it. This simply means, there is often poor or limited donor intelligence, rarely a strategic communications plan and almost never a way to measure success. How is your organization doing?Find Out More
Physicians and clinicians have outsize influence with grateful patients. Our approach to engaging these key allies in philanthropy focuses on creating aligned and mutually beneficial partnerships and providing support to facilitate collaboration. If you are ready to build a thoughtful and deliberate program to harness the power of gratitude, it's time to talk to Accordant.Find Out More
People are raving about our latest YouTube video. Check out this 45-minute excerpt from a 75-minute plenary speech by Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP, on driving a new board engagement paradigm. Accordant's work on building better foundation boards has been nationally published in books and a variety of industry magazines.View the Video
Accordant Philanthropy thought leaders are honored to regularly speak at national healthcare and philanthropy conferences. Check out a list of some of our recent and scheduled public appearances--and let us know if you would like to connect at an event.Find Out More
As always, you stole the show. Thanks so much for joining us again for our meeting. You are family to us now… Thank you for your in-depth content to help our leaders understand their roles better and to help implement new strategies…We look forward to having you again in the future and thank you for what you are doing where you are engaged with our facilities…I know you know how much we appreciate you.
Our organization was entering a critical moment. It was essential to bring our executive leadership and board leadership together in one room to develop a new, shared vision for the importance of philanthropy in our overall strategy and to identify the roles that each play in reaching our goals. There was not one moment where I doubted that I had the best person in the country to help lead us in that journey. Betsy is a powerful, strategic and artful presenter. She effectively communicates the work of healthcare philanthropy in a positive and inviting way. Her passion for her work is contagious….Leaving the comfortable and familiar confines of special event fundraising for the ambition of major gifts, there is no one better I could enlist to work with our boards, our executive leadership and our development team.
“CoreCentric was recently a part of our annual retreat with our Boards of Directors. It was extremely well received and the Board members thoroughly enjoyed the process–they loved it! All the feedback was excellent. Everyone learned to appreciate the many roles in philanthropy and how they can be a part in the process based on their natural skill set. It was the best part of the day!
“The Accordant team challenged me to think about our strategy implementation in a different light while reinforcing the importance of the basics that philanthropy is all about managing relationships at all levels of the organization and community.”
“Tremendous opportunity to frame the nobility of our work and challenge our organizations to consider tough issues.”
The (Accordant Philanthropy Leadership Roundtable) content was outstanding! I will go back to my hospital with new direction on several key issues that have been a challenge.”
“The Accordant Philanthropy team is truly outstanding. Their collective knowledge, passion and innovative thinking truly inspires me to go back and strategically think about philanthropy.”
You hit a grand slam homerun at Wentworth-Douglass! Rave reviews all around and lots of very concrete conversations with actionable next steps for the Foundation Board to move forward.
To use a baseball analogy, “you hit a grand slam” with your presentation to our Ascension Health Conference on Philanthropy members. They loved your energy, examples and recommendations on how to use your material to enhance their relationships and efforts with their CEO’s, boards and physicians.
“The CoreCentric: Discover Your Right Fit Role activity was awesome. Although (board members) were a little reluctant to get out of their seats initially – being doctors and business leaders and all–once they got going, they got into it. I think it was an eye opener for most of them – even a few surprises for me for some folks. The forms they filled out will definitely help with setting direction for each of them, and I think they came away feeling there are many more ways for them to advance Major Gifts than they realized. Thanks so much.”
“Betsy Chapin Taylor is a dynamic speaker who holds her audience’s attention from start to finish. She is a joy to work with!”
“As a leader for philanthropy in a four hospital health system, I am always looking for ways to educate board members and even senior leaders on the benefits of philanthropy and their role to play. In all the years of bringing in speakers and attending webinars, we have never had a more engaging presentation than that presented by Betsy Chapin Taylor. The reviews from our board members and leaders were over the top! Everyone loved the presentation and felt they came away with information they can use in the future. In fact, I have been asked to bring Betsy back – AND SOON!!!”
“What a joy it was to partner with and learn from Betsy Chapin Taylor. She did an excellent job at our retreat with fundraising staff from all over the state. She helped us move forward to meet our goals. She is approachable, flexible, and brings you in with her storytelling. Everyone enjoyed her style immensely and there was wonderful feedback on her facilitation. I look forward to working with her again.”
“Betsy’s program was one of the most compelling cases I have ever heard on the difference between fundraising and Philanthropy. Spot on. The critical mix of head and heart. The eager beaver was reminded of the need to know the facts and the stats; while the ‘I’ll-do-anything-but-ask-for-money’ naysayer came away knowing that this is…an invitation to be a part of something that is, quite literally, life-changing. Touche.”
“Your understanding of our organization and all its parts made the retreat deeply personal for each attendee and absolutely moved them to re-believe in our mission and see how each of them could help move it forward again.”