Philanthropy Services

Kesselman Consulting helps nonprofits and grant-making foundations become more successful in achieving their goals and objectives and meeting their clients’ needs.  Believing that grantmaking and grant seeking are two sides of the same coin, we search for strategic alliances that should be nurtured between organizations, individuals, funders, and government agencies.

We try to see familiar things in  new ways, discover promising connections between independent and intractable problems, and believe that contemporary philanthropy encourages some of the best human qualities, including compassion, creativity, and a sense of social responsibility.

Finally, we believe that philanthropy, while difficult and demanding, should be fun.  It is helpful to read the definition of the word now and then.

phi·lan·thro·py  (fĭ-lănˈthrə-pē)

Origin: Late Latin philanthrōpia, from Greek, from philanthrōpos, humane, benevolent : phil-, philo-, philo- + anthrōpos, man, mankind.

  1. The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations.
  2. Love of humankind in general.
  3. Something, such as an activity or institution, intended to promote human welfare.