BPC is one of the most trusted sources for non-profits, associations, and or social enterprises looking to scale and amplify their fundraising programs. Nonprofits rely upon the generosity of donors and partners for some or all of their funding. That’s why the right fundraising counsel is essential for success.
70% of our consulting team members belong to historic fraternities, sororities, trade associations, faith-based organizations and social justice groups.
We offer services to help our clients make a difference for their donors, clients, members, and the professions they serve. We understand the unique opportunities of fundraising for membership organizations and associations along with their foundations as a result of our team’s lived experiences in the sector.
Be aware! Fundraising requires compliance
Before your nonprofit solicits donations, consider that the state(s) where your nonprofit operates has the authority to regulate its fundraising activities.
Given the accelerating systematic change, private sector social impact clients look to us for our deep insights and experience in community engagement. Stakeholders increasingly demand that organizations act in socially aware and sustainable ways and demonstrate that they are doing so. It is necessary, strategic, and profitable for organizations to have a positive social impact because driving such change is a source of sustainable competitive advantage.
BPC has partnered with corporations to support their investments in community-based organizations through capacity building for their grantees, research, strategy, and messaging.
Through our more than 800 years of combined experience, the BPC team has worked with thousands of corporations, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. We help organizations plan, implement, assess, and communicate their social impact initiatives and social impact strategy.
Our consulting team brings decades of experience in working with donors and philanthropists to support their charitable investments. We can help you explore the compliances and best vehicles for creating your charitable vision.
The Iconic Impact Series
Bridge Philanthropic Consulting’s Iconic Impact series explores the historical nature of multi-cultural philanthropy and the foundations of giving that were built by modern-day leaders of color—from ordinary individuals to the most famous pop-culture icons. While often not given credit, African Americans and Hispanic Americans have been leaders in charitable giving, not only providing generous direct contributions, but innovating ways to empower worthwhile causes.
Impact investing can help support BIPOC communities to achieve parity.
Increasing the flow of capital into underserved communities drives wealth creation. This requires an understanding the key social determinants that have been barriers for communities to thrive and grow. BPC brings a wealth of experience in working with diverse communities in key areas of capacity building, board development, and fundraising and campaign execution for priority funding areas.
Fundraising efforts can serve as a catalyst for change by providing immediate support and resources while working towards broader societal transformations.By supporting BIPOC communities through fundraising, we can help build resilience and empower individuals and families to overcome adversity.
BPC is proud to honor the work of the following BIPOC organizations:
Association of Black Foundation Executives
(ABFE) is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. Established in 1971 as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the all-volunteer organization was credited with many of philanthropy’s early gains in diversity. It since has evolved into a fully staffed, influential network. In 2013, the organization shed its descriptor and adopted the simpler ABFE (ab-fee) to better reflect its broadening membership.
Native Americans in Philanthropy
(NAP) is a powerful and growing network of Native and non-Native nonprofits, tribal communities, foundations and community leaders committed to engaging, learning and sharing resources and best practices grounded the Native tradition of reciprocity.
Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) is a membership-based organization that promotes reciprocity and investment in, with and for Native peoples to build healthy and sustainable communities for all. All are welcome to join the NAP circle. Our membership consists of those who are committed to the inclusion of Native peoples in creating deep and long-lasting impact, systemic and sustainable change in all of our communities.
The Black Philanthropic Network
The Black Philanthropic Network is a group of eleven regional associations of Blacks in philanthropy with a shared focus of supporting philanthropy in Black communities. ABFE maintains the network through coordinated activities, sharing data and information, and supporting regular communications and/or convening among the regional groups.
The National Council of Black Philanthropy
The National Council of Black Philanthropy is ”to promote giving and volunteerism among African Americans, foster full participation by African Americans in all aspects of philanthropy, educate the public about the contributions of Black philanthropy, strengthen people and institutions engaged in Black philanthropy, and research the benefits of Black philanthropy to all Americans” (The Foundation Center).
The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
Founded in 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation representing 14 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Our mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions. To that end, HACR focuses on four areas of corporate social responsibility and market reciprocity: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance.(http://www.hacr.org)
The Hispanic Federation (HF)
(HF) was founded in 1990 to strengthen, support, and develop institutions that advance the quality of life for Latino New Yorkers. Thirteen years later, the HF advocates for increased comprehensive health and human services in the Hispanic community within the tri-state area (http://www.hispanicfederation.org).
Hispanics in Philanthropy
(HIP) is an association of more than 450 U.S. and Latin American Grantmakers and nonprofit leaders committed to increasing philanthropic support of Latino communities and to promoting greater participation by Hispanics within organized philanthropy. HIP brings to the Collaborative a strong network of individuals with experience in collaboration and within Latino communities (http://www.hiponline.org).
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
(AAPIP) is a national membership organization dedicated to expanding and mobilizing philanthropic and community resources for underserved AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society. Core members include staff and trustees of foundations and other grantmaking entities as well as individual donors and philanthropy-serving professionals. In addition, AAPIP supports 10 regional chapters around the country in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington DC. These chapters are centers for place-based advocacy, information sharing, leadership development and network building around AAPI issues and philanthropy.
The Pew Hispanic Center
The Pew Center provides resources and news aimed at improving understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation. Publications include, “The Wealth of Hispanic Households,” “Latino Labor Report, 2004: Wage Growth Lags Gains in Employment,” “Changing Channels and Crisscrossing Culture: A Survey of Latinos on the News Media,” and much more. (http://www.pewhispanic.org)
Black United Fund Inc.
Incorporated in 1971, with the mission of creating, supporting and sustaining African American social, economic cultural and educational institutions through the enhancement of African American philanthropy. It acts as a coordinating and planning body designed to assist local black united funds and other national black organization with their fundraising efforts (www.nbuf.org).
National Center for Black Philanthropy
(NCBP) was created with the mission of promoting giving and volunteering among African Americans, of supporting organizations and institutions involved in black philanthropy, and of educating African-Americans and others about the importance of philanthropy (www.ncfbp.net).
A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities
The organization was founded in 1971 dedicated to promoting initiatives to strengthen the effectiveness of philanthropic professional and institutions whose purpose is addressing issues facing the black community through advocacy and resource development (www.abfe.org).
Center for the Study of Philanthropy at The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Our Consulting team consists of 40% of HBCU graduates, so we bring a lived experience in working with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In addition, our Founder and CEO spent more than 15 years fundraising for public and private HBCUs and serving as a major advocate to the public sector for increased funding. No other fundraising firm in the world has the unique technical and cultural experience in working with National Alumni Associations, Pre-Alumni Councils, Faith-based Founding institutions, and the dedicated Board of Trustees.
Our team works closely with Institutional Advancement executives and their teams to assess, plan and manage successful campaigns to support these centers of economic empowerment for the students, families, and cities they serve.
BPC Founder and CEO Dwayne Ashley testifying in support of HBCUs to a House Congressional Committee
“Long before it was in vogue, the Lilly Endowment joined forces with Dwayne Ashley as CEO of Thurgood Marshall Fund and funded training for more than 250 Public HBCU Advancement Professionals to go through a series of training at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.”
We partner with our clients to identify their critical needs and position them for maximum success in achieving their goals. BPC has direct expertise in all areas of the higher education fundraising experience, including managing alumni campaigns ranging from $1 million to $1 billion.
We are trusted partners to advancement leaders across the sector as they realize ambitious visions for educating generations to come.
Supporting HBCUs, individuals and organizations can contribute to empowering Black students, promoting educational equity, and advancing social and economic justice.
We are proud to have aided several HBCU in the endeavors.
Unlock Your Organization’s Full Fundraising Potential with Bridge Philanthropic Consulting
At Bridge Philanthropic Consulting, we specialize in harnessing the collective power of philanthropic organizations and institutions, helping them achieve unparalleled success in fundraising and beyond.
“Yes, we are good at what we do because it’s our passion, but BPC is a social movement — a community of caring and dedicated philanthropy executives from diverse backgrounds serving communities who need fundraising expertise the most.”
— Dwayne Ashley, CEO and President, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting