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Welcome to Accordant Philanthropy

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

Meet the Team
Our team of consultants is one of the best prepared in the industry. Every consultant has between 10 and 35 years of experience. Almost all are also accredited as Fellows of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy or as Certified Fundraising Executives. Meet the Team
Accordant Philanthropy is a national thought leader in advancing healthcare philanthropy. Accordant leaders serve as faculty, speakers and authors for national industry organizations including the American Hospital Association’s Center for Healthcare Governance, American College of Healthcare Executives and Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. We wrote the industry’s leading book on philanthropy for healthcare executives and the industry’s first in-depth guide on philanthropy for healthcare trustees. Our work has also been featured in publications including Healthcare Executive, Trustee, Chief Executive Officer, H&HN, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Health Facilities Management and Healthcare Philanthropy Journal. Leaders say they respect our work because it is not only research-driven but also focuses on specific and actionable levers to optimize results.
Accordant Philanthropy believes healthcare philanthropy is an essential revenue resource to enable healthcare organizations to achieve their vision of potential. We believe the key to unlocking potential is in the committed and informed engagement of healthcare executives, hospital and foundation board members and clinicians. That's why our team partners with leaders to advance the strategic, cultural and business levers to make fund development more effective and more efficient.

Philanthropy Education for Trustees

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.

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Our News

Stop Holding Your Board Back

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.

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Drive Better Campaigns

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.

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Consider Leadership Education

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.

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Increase Donor Engagement

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?

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Foster Clinician Involvement

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.

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Enhance Board Leadership

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.

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Explore New Ideas

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.

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