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Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1 (2015) Philanthropy Consulting
Use of Consultants by U.S. Foundations: Results of a Foundation Center Survey
Lawrence T. McGill Ph.D., Brenda L. Henry-Sanchez Ph.D., David Wolcheck B.A., and Sarah Reibstein B.A.
The Family Foundation Life Cycle and the Role of Consultants
Melissa L. Nemon Ph.D., Claudia J. Jacobs M.S.W., Mary Phillips M.S., and Judy Sneath M.B.A.
Understanding Philanthropy Consulting: A Tool to Identify the Roles and Capabilities Needed From External Support
Brian Leslie M.B.A., Kelsey Noonan B.A., and Clint Nohavec M.B.A.
How to Implement a Funder-Supported Advocacy Effort and the Integral Role of Policy Consultants
Deena Margolis M.P.A. and Leah Ersoylu Ph.D.
Effective Consulting Partnerships to Philanthropy
Ellen Irie M.P.H., Kim Ammann Howard Ph.D., Ria Sengupta Bhatt M.P.P., and Naomi Orensten Ed.M.
Shine a Light: The Role of Consultants in Fostering a Learning Culture at Foundations
Jared Raynor M.S., Ashley Blanchard M.P.P., and Marieke Spence M.A.L.D.
Going Beyond Grantmaking: Using External Help to Extend a Foundation’s Core Competencies and Increase Its Impact
Gwen Walden, M.A.; Lauren Marra M.P.P.; and Katrina Briddell M.T.S.