Our Story

Our clients call upon us to partner in solving their hardest problems.

Bridge Philanthropic Consulting LLC is a global social impact leader committed to helping nonprofit organizations, the public sector, impact investors, and philanthropists achieve their missions. Our company has a proven track record of extraordinary success in helping philanthropic organizations and institutions to realize their dreams, accomplish their missions, and grow their aspirations. With more than 800 years of combined experience, our leaders have raised billions of dollars for clients worldwide.

Bridge Philanthropic Consulting

Since 2016, BPC has provided strategic counsel to our clients globally.

With over 800 years of combined experience, we bring an understanding of the complex issues faced by our clients. Given today’s technology-driven society, we serve clients with a diversity of missions in the non-profit, private, and public sectors.

We are passionate in our work to find solutions for our clients to barriers preventing them from achieving their missions. We work with strategic partners and conduct broad research to gain insights into serving our clients to solve problems.

Elevate Your Year-End Fundraising

As a nonprofit organization, year-end fundraising is crucial to maximize contributions and secure the necessary resources to support your mission. The year’s final months present a unique opportunity to engage with donors, leverage social impact, and highlight the importance of their contributions. By strategically planning and implementing effective fundraising strategies, you can elevate your nonprofit’s year-end fundraising efforts and set the stage for success in the upcoming year.

Iconic Impact Papers

Managing Campaigns​ in Diverse Non-Profits

Managing Capital and Major campaigns can be a challenging feat, especially in diverse organizations. With a diversity of stakeholders from all levels of the community and economic levels, varying goals, limited capacity, and systemic inequality in funding parity present some unique challenges that can be a complex task to navigate. However, the successful execution of a campaign can significantly impact the growth and sustainability of an organization to fulfill its mission and goals.​

Recruiting Top Diverse Fundraising Talent

At Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC), we believe building a successful social impact organization requires a dedicated team of diverse fundraising professionals who can effectively cultivate, steward, and engage prospects, donors, and investors with your mission and goals and drive sustainable growth. However, finding and hiring great fundraising talent can be a challenging task. This article will explore the essential steps and strategies for assembling a high-performing, diverse development team that can significantly impact your organization’s mission.

Is The Gala Dead Or Still The Workhorse Of The Fundraising World?

Special event fundraising is the go-to vertical for most organizations, especially emerging and BIPOC organizations who may not have access to wealthy prospects. But rather than asking what event you should undertake; the more important question is – are they worth it?

Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC) is the nation’s only full-service Black-Owned fundraising firm in the world.

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AFP Consultant Affinity Group – Speaker Series: “Large & Small Shop Consulting”

Join us for an exclusive event featuring two industry experts who will delve into the intricacies of running consulting firms, whether large or small.

Co-facilitated by: Marci Bradley, MA, CFRE & Ken Miller CFRE

June 25, 2024 | 12:00 PM EST

Quotes From Clients & Leaders

“BPC consultants are passionate about their work and its impact on our communities. Our culture of work-life balance and innovation are key values. Our consultants thrive in our creative, flexible, remote work environment, where new ideas are encouraged, championed, and rewarded.”

Denise Bailey Clark, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Partner

“Our culture of innovation, combined with an experienced and highly effective team, brings solutions that create value for our clients.”

Sylvia White, Executive Vice President for Business Development

“We are dedicated to our clients and the markets we serve. There is no higher calling than to be of service to the communities we work, live in, and thrive. We bring our commitment to excellence to the social, private, and public sectors.”

Dwayne Ashley, Founder, and CEO, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting, LLC
“Bridge is exactly what the name represents: we are a bridge between the clients we serve in the social sector, and the wealth of opportunities and resources that are available in the public, private and philanthropic sectors.  We are singularly focused on leveraging our relationships and skills in collaboration with and on behalf of our clients to ensure the success of the communities we all serve.”
Maurita Coley Flippin, Esq., Executive Consultant

“We are dedicated to our clients and the markets we serve across the US. There is no greater calling than to be of service to the communities we work, live in, and thrive. Not only do we bring our commitment to excellence to the social, private, and public sectors, we are trusted advisors to the social impact organizations, executive directors, and board leadership we serve. Always bridging!”

Dr. Tammy Smithers, Executive Consultant
“Passion and excellence are our top priority to ensure our clients achieve their mission that will create better people, better communities, and a better world.”
Teresa Welch
“At Bridge Philanthropic Consulting, we believe that a thriving career is rooted in a culture of creativity and progress.”
Marisha Johnson, Associate Consultant

“BPC forges a powerful connection between purpose and impact, and at it’s heart lies our team of experts. We embrace the opportunity to create lasting positive change in the communities we serve and are united in our drive to do so and our unwavering dedication to excellence.”

Marshall Mazagwu Jr, Technology Consultant


BPC provides counsel to plan or enhance capital campaigns, annual giving, major gift programs, special events, and strategic communications, among other services.

  • Grant Writing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Audits
  • Faith Based Fundraising
  • Development Audits
  • Media Training

About Us

Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC) the nation’s only full-service Black-Owned fundraising firm. Our company has a proven track record of extraordinary success helping philanthropic organizations and institutions to realize their dreams, accomplish their missions, and grow their aspirations.

The Art of Good Deeds

By Dwayne Ashley

Philanthropy is not just for the wealthy. Anyone, through simple everyday actions, can make a positive difference in the world.

This insightful collection of narratives encourages deeper understanding of both financial and social giving through real-life people making philanthropy and good deeds part of their everyday life. A welcome donor-recognition gift for not-for-profits, crowdfunding campaigns, and others you want to either inspire or thank–or both!

Thought Leadership

The Art of Developing Leadership Presence

April 3, 2024|

By Denise Bailey Clark, DM, SHRM-SCP, EVP People & Culture Presence in business and leadership isn’t just desirable; it’s a cornerstone of effective leadership. This intangible quality commands attention, inspires confidence, and motivates others [...]

Navigating the Impact of Election Years on Charitable Giving

March 30, 2024|

‍By: Dwayne Ashley, CEO, and William Allen, Executive Consultant, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting, LLC.‍ As we approach the 2024 US presidential election, the philanthropic landscape is brimming with anticipation and curiosity about how politics will [...]

In The News

Bridge Philanthropic Consulting Celebrates the Life of Ralph Dickerson, Jr. Former President and CEO of The United Way of New York City.

Ralph Dickerson, Jr. was a pioneer in the nonprofit world and a mentor to many. From 1988 to 2005, he was president and chief professional officer of the United Way of New York City.

Bridge Philanthropic Consulting Mourns the Loss of Thomas W. Dortch Jr. Entrepreneur, Community Activist, Youth Advocate, Servant Leader.

When Robert Greenleaf coined the groundbreaking term “servant leader” 53 years ago, part of what he said was…

Message from CEO

“BPC brings a unique understanding of how to solve challenges faced by diverse communities in the social sector whether it is limited capacity, fundraising, launching a campaign, and or public sector engagement for targeted programs. We get the job done.”

— Dwayne Ashley, Founder/CEO, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting, LLC.

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Running a capital campaign can be a game-changer for your non-profit organization. This comprehensive guide dissects the process and offers expert advice to help you prepare for a successful capital campaign.

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Unlock Your Organization’s Full Fundraising Potential with Bridge Philanthropic Consulting

At Bridge Philanthropic Consulting, we specialize in harnessing the collective power of the social impact sector, helping our clients to achieve unparalleled success.