Counsel Steeped in Practice

Vision Philanthropy Group is a full-service philanthropic consulting firm. We partner with mission driven institutions to achieve strategic, high impact philanthropy. Our fundraising and communications consulting team brings deep experience in leading and managing high performing philanthropy programs to our clients.  Our counsel is steeped in knowledge and decades of hands-on experiences and work with influential philanthropists, Boards, small and large institutional advancement staffs, and innovative leaders.

We bring practical, yet innovative solutions and coaching to our clients to help them achieve the results they need for today and the future. 


We are honored to have been selected to present with our client-partner, Massachusetts Eye and Ear at the 2016 AHP Annual International Conference! We hope to see you there!

Session Title: Creating million dollar gifts and a new era of philanthropy with physician partners

Session Description: When Mass. Eye and Ear began its $100 million campaign, few $1 million gifts had been received.The quiet phase identified three major objectives: creating physician and volunteer partnerships and building the donor pipeline. Four years later, 29 donors have committed $1 - $5 million. With the goal raised to $200 million, physician partnerships are thriving. This interactive session will share the strategies, communication tactics, successes and hurdles in leveraging our partners to create greater opportunity.

Co-Presenter(s): Melissa Paul, Chief Development Officer and Anna Murnane, Campaign Director, -Mass. Eye and Ear with Susan Holt, President, VPG

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Would you like to know the secrets of some of the most successful philanthropists? We are sharing them! Here is a new post from the Art of Bold Asking blog: Seven Steps to Creating Successful Fundraising Calls: How Do Philanthropists Do It?

Check out our latest the Art of Bold Asking™ blog post on how to begin to transform your thoughts on gift fundraising: Enter the Art of Bold Asking.  Welcome to the Art of Bold Asking™!  Maybe you are a development officer, the leader of a non-profit, a Board member or volunteer with an organization that means a lot to you.  Very likely, you are coming into contact, in some way shape or form, with your own feelings about asking people to support your cause. Regardless of your role—fundraiser, Board member, CEO, faculty, physician or staff member— I hope you will find some value in the conversation that we’ll be posting in this Art of Bold Asking™ blog.