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.

It's not just Hillary

In all the debate and hoopla over playing the women's card and voting for Hillary because she's a woman, it's easy to lose sight of key down-ballot races. 

I'm fortunate to work with Electing Women Silicon Valley, part of the Electing Women Alliance. In 2016, we're focused on electing more women to the U.S. Senate. There are an unprecendented number of qualified women running this cycle -- 10 total -- representing some of the most competitive races in the country. Many are also women of color. EMILY's List and others also work to raise money for these incredible candidates. 

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