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.

Millennial Donors

There's a fascinating new study from NextGenDonors about Millennial donors. It highlights preferences for giving as well as differences between those who created vs. inherited their wealth. As young people inherit $40 trillion in wealth and continue to become the next generation of self-made millionaires, understanding their unique characteristics becomes increasingly important.