AL Advising

Philanthropic and Political Consulting

Philanthropy is like wine: good grapes plus good terroir makes good wine. The grapes are the candidates and organizations you wish to cultivate; they need care, pruning, monitoring, and yes, sometimes they need to wither on the vine. Terroir are the resources you start with and what you can add: mission, staff, and money.

AL Advising is the winemaker: we work with both donors and organizations to maximize impact.

Pew study on Teens and Social Media

The Pew Research Center, which does tremedous work on views of politics and government, Millennials, Latinos, the internet, and other topics recenetly published a report on Teens, Social Media & Technology. Some of the findings are really interesting (Facebook is still #1 by a lot) and suprising (noticable differences in tech preferences by class -- and lower income kids are very wired). Take a look.