AL Advising

Philanthropic and Political Consulting

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

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

Fasctinating study on giving circles

This new study on giving circles is really interesting. It matches many of the patterns and motivations for giving that I see in my work. This Fast Company story sums it up well. Hat tip to my friend Jason Franklin who contributed research to the study.