Global Philanthropic was founded out of a commitment to spreading the power of philanthropy as a transformative force for good. We work with non-profit organizations and philanthropists around the world to help them fulfil their visions and dreams for a better world for all of us.
Global Philanthropic is a fundraising consultancy that delivers innovative solutions backed by strategic rigour.
Our international network of philanthropy specialists allows us to offer local and regional expertise combined with global best practice, meaning that your vision is fully supported by the latest in fundraising methodology, tailored to your local context. This evidence-based approach is especially powerful when combined with creative delivery, and we have a track record of designing innovative strategies that achieve results.
We advise and support our clients at every stage of the fundraising journey – from major gift strategies and capacity building, to grant-making support and campaign strategy. Since our founding in 2002, our work with our clients has brought billions of dollars into the philanthropic sector worldwide, making a profound impact on the organisations and individuals seeking to make our world a better place.
Why work with us?
Your vision is at the core of everything we do. We start by working to fully understand your context, then leverage our global and regional expertise to provide tailored solutions that support your aims. We find that our collaborative approach empowers our clients and results in long-standing partnerships that fundamentally increase their philanthropic impact.
Work with Global Philanthropic, and you can expect:
A client-centred, integrated approach
We can help you to articulate your needs and aspirations, and to clearly see your aims in relation to the regional and global contexts of the sector. As well as building our solutions around your vision, we align our processes with the structure of your organization, ensuring that the partnership runs smoothly and extends to all levels, from leadership to fundraising teams.
Successful change relies on the balance between a clear vision, careful planning, and effective leadership and engagement. We can support you in each of these areas to achieve a balance that is right for your organization, informed by our extensive knowledge of the sector and our deep understanding of the latest market-based research and evidence.
Global, culturally sensitive perspectives
Having worked with clients across the world, we understand that philanthropy plays a different role in every culture and country. With lead offices in London, Hong Kong, Canada, and Australia, as well as advisors worldwide, we unite global reach with regional knowledge. Each one of our advisors has worked both internationally and locally in the philanthropic sector, meaning that you can rely on them to adapt global expertise into practices that work for your region.
Creativity and innovation
In an increasingly competitive international market, it’s difficult to stand out without getting creative. We believe the most effective innovations are made when the unique aspects of your organization are seen clearly against the backdrop of the whole sector, allowing new combinations of approaches and ideas to be discovered. With our experience of philanthropy across the world – from capital campaigns in Canada to foundations in Hong Kong – we can bring the best ideas in the world to bear on your situation.
A strong track record
We have a track record for delivering strategic, yet practical advice and ideas that effectively deliver the outcomes that our clients need and envision.
We are proud of the role we play in building the transformative impact of philanthropy around the world. We seek to build knowledge and expertise in the philanthropic sector and we anchor our work in the highest standards of professional integrity.
Building philanthropic knowledge and best practice
Through publishing and lecturing, research, and benchmarking, we foster a better understanding of the philanthropic sector around the world. Our professional development, training programmes, mentoring and internship programmes help us spread philanthropic best practices to a diversity of professional practitioners in the philanthropic sector.
Working to the highest standards of client confidentiality
Confidentiality and discretion are critical to every aspect of the work we do. Many of our clients wish their philanthropic endeavours to remain out of the public eye, and we take this very seriously. We have built a reputation for maintaining discretion and operating under the strictest standards of confidentiality.
Transparent fee structures
We operate to a transparent fee structure across our global network of offices and providing a seamless service. We do not charge finders’ fees or commission on philanthropic contributions.
Committed to sustainable business practices
We are working towards a paperless office environment and to reducing our carbon footprint by using the latest telecommuting and communications technologies and minimising travel.
Making the world a better place
We give a percentage of our profits to philanthropic causes.
Established in 2002, Global Philanthropic has served over 300 clients worldwide. These have ranged from internationally respected health care research and treatment institutions to world-renowned arts organisations to prestigious institutions of higher learning. We have advised foundations committed to tackling hunger, poverty and disease on a global scale and philanthropists seeking to transform how individuals with traumatic injuries and treated and healed.
Global Philanthropic founded in Hong Kong
Australian offices established
European office established
Asian office established
Saints Research New Zealand acquired (renamed Global Philanthropic Research 2010)
Canadian Headquarters established in Calgary
Vancouver, Canada office opened
Ottawa, Canada office opened
Global Philanthropic is honoured to work with a select number of firms in the areas of recruitment and strategic alliances:
EAi - Engagement Analysis Inc.
Global Philanthropic is delighted to have signed a partnership agreement with Engagement Analysis Inc., a Canadian consultancy operating since 2007 to conduct engagement research studies on institutions with clients across Canada, the UK and Australia.
EAi is proud of having now a repository of comparative data including over 300,000 responses to their surveys based upon the EAi Engagement Index©.
For more information visit www.eanalysis.org.
Global Philanthropic is proud to announce that a strategic alliance has been signed with Nassau Fundraising.
The firm, based in the Netherlands, adds a considerable value to Global Philanthropic operations in Europe.
For more information visit www.nassau.nu
Canadian Council for Advancement of Education
Canadian Association of Gift Planners
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Global Philanthropic’s Canadian senior consultants are members of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals).
For more information visit www.afpnet.org.
Fundraising Institute of Australia
Global Philanthropic Australia is an organisational member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia.
For more information visit www.fia.org.au.
Fundraising Institute of New Zealand
Global Philanthropic’s New Zealand-based Consultant is a member of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand.
For more information visit www.finz.org.nz.
Global Philanthropic Research is a member of Research Australia.
For more information visit www.researchaustralia.org.
Global Philanthropic is a member of Philanthropy Australia.
For more information visit www.philanthropy.org.au.
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Global Philanthropic consultants are member of CASE.
For more information visit www.case.org.
Global Philanthropic is a member of Educate Plus.
For more information visit www.adape.org.au.
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Global Philanthropic is a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.
For more information visit www.ahp.org.
Foresters Community Finance
Global Philanthropic is a member of Foresters Community Finance.
For more information visit www.foresters.org.au.