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“This is no cookie-cutter operation, but an organization dedicated to individualized service for each of its clients.”

—Jim Toscano, President of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

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How we work with you

For starters, we listen

When you begin working with Access Philanthropy, we immerse ourselves in your world to fully understand your challenges and opportunities. We connect with your mission, goals and philosophy to ensure that our recommendations align with your organization.

After learning about you, Access Philanthropy then focuses on 5 key areas to help you reach your goals:

Prospects. If you’re a nonprofit, our professional staff finds the best funding prospects for your organization. Utilizing our own database of over 3,100 funders and other specialized research tools, our researchers will prepare a custom list of prospective funders giving in your area with the details you need to understand and approach each one.

Looking for grantseekers? We find partners and opportunities for you to serve the community and meet your business objectives.

Perceptions. How are you perceived in the funding community? We conduct research to find out where you stand in the world of philanthropy. We also explore these questions:

  • As a nonprofit, how should you approach funders for maximum impact?
  • As a foundation, what can enhance the impact you’re hoping to make?
  • As a business, how can you build or improve your program to further your business goals? And how can you satisfy your customers’ desire to support a business that gives back to the community? 

Positioning. We help you establish a clear image of who you are and the important work you do through strategic communications. We make it easy to express what you do, why it works and why it’s worth supporting.

Presence. Unless the people you’re trying to reach know who you are, they can’t support you. We give you strategies for becoming more visible to key audiences through the effective use of marketing and communications. Our recommendations are creative yet practical—and they lead to measurable results.

Plan. Before you can reach your goals, you first need to define them. Access Philanthropy helps you clarify goals and create a strategic plan that supports your organizational objectives. We’ll show you how to build the infrastructure necessary to sustain your plan into the future.

Get started today

Who are your key prospects? How can you get them to notice your organization’s great work? Schedule a free consultation, and we’ll start exploring these questions together.

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