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  • Strategy

    Successful philanthropy does not happen by accident. It requires planning, patience, strategic thinking, seriousness of purpose, hard-nosed realism and, usually, the donors' ongoing involvement.

    DA•R•ES guides donors and their advisers through the process, helping them create a strategy that will produce philanthropic success.

    This may include:
    • Working with donors to define their strategic giving objectives;
    • Identifying institutions and the key personnel within them who share a donor's vision and have an interest in - and the capacity to - make the vision a reality;
    • Engaging in customized research on high value strategic opportunities in higher education, science, the arts and other philanthropic areas.
    • Identifying and cultivating relationships with other like-minded philanthropists who are interested in strategic partnerships.