Accordant Philanthropy organizes all our consulting engagements around the concept of Transformative Philanthropy.™ Simply, we find exceptional organizations do not excel at some of these fundamentals but excel in all of them. Thus, this model has become the guiding framework for all our work.

Accordant Philanthropy® maintains a sole focus on advancing high performance health care philanthropy.  We serve health systems, hospitals, academic medicine programs, CAHs, FQHCs, CCRCs, hospices, long-term care facilities and other health care causes with straight-forward, actionable training and consulting in four core areas:


Foundation & Governing Boards • Health Care Executives • Clinicians


You need CEOs and CFOs to position and resource philanthropy as a strategic endeavor. Boards must elevate philanthropy on the leadership agenda and facilitate connections to key partners. Caregivers – both physicians and nurses — serve as a critical link to grateful patients.

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Case for Support • Brand Synergy • Storytelling • Donor Engagement


Shape messages that are resonant, emotional and meaningful to not only attract and motivate donors but also to inspire continued engagement. Also, package messages to be accessible, appealing, actionable and aligned with the overall healthcare brand.

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Integrated Campaigns • Grateful Patients • Major Gifts • Planned Giving


It’s time to quit running in circles to drum up small dollars. Instead, focus on high Return on Investment efforts like integrated campaigns, grateful patient programs, major gifts and planned giving. In a world of limited resources, stretch your time and money to maximize value.

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Assessment • Strategy • Culture • Systemization • Evaluation


You need a realistic assessment of your current performance relative to your potential, a solid strategy and a culture to embrace and advance your work. You also have to drive fundamentals like investment and alignment to optimize the effectiveness of your work.

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New Terrain Demands A New Approach

To fulfill rising expectations, you need a progressive partner who knows how to successfully navigate this new terrain. Check out what we can offer. 


Please allow us the opportunity to provide a custom proposal to address your unique needs and objectives.  Services are offered by project or by retainer.  To uphold the highest ethical standards of our industry, we never work on commission or on a contingent basis.  Fees vary based upon:

Scope of Work
Location of Work (On-Site/In-Office)
Time and Resource Requirements
Number/ Credentials of Consultant(s)

Professional fees for on-site training include planning, preparation and travel time. Direct expenses including airfare, hotel and ground transportation are reimbursed at actual cost. Discounts are available for consecutive on-site days and extended projects.