The Center for Leadership Philanthropy launched in January 2016, but our story began decades earlier, when co-founder Jim Lord wrote The Raising of Money (one of the very first books in the field) and co-founder Pam McAllister left her law practice to work for environmental nonprofits.
Fast-forward to the past decade-plus and we've worked quietly with hundreds of social sector leaders, philanthropists, and civic leaders from all over the world.
In private learning labs, we developed and tested ideas and practices that release human energy (including money) for the common good ... drawn from the best knowledge in social psychology, personal and organization development, and many other disciplines.
We've been amazed by what people have done with what we've offered. And with all the work there is to do in the world, we feel a good bit of urgency to make sure we share what we've discovered.
We're building this for you
Ideas matter little by themselves. Written on paper (or pixels), they are soon forgotten in the swirl of modern life.
But ideas change the world when people pick them up, carry them in their hearts and minds, and put them to work.
That's why we're here now — so you can take the insights we offer and use them to raise a lot more money and make an even larger difference in your organization, your community, your world.
And that's why we focus on providing live, in-person learning experiences. That's where ideas really come to life, learning together in face-to-face human conversation.
If there's something more we can do to support your success, please be in touch.