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Transformative Philanthropy

intentional Giving with Impact



Refine your philanthropic strategy, optimize your impact.

Hope Strategies specializes in helping donors and emerging donors to articulate and clarify your aspirations in making philanthropic investments that make a difference in the issues you care about most. 


What does philanthropy advising look like? It means working with you to assess your needs and devise a tailored solution to meet you where you are: from strategy development and execution to sourcing and vetting opportunities; and from designing and implementing grantmaking systems to evaluating impact.

The breadth and depth of my knowledge of the nonprofit sector and public policymaking provide a solid foundation for guiding you. Together we will navigate the terrain and identify opportunities to hone your philanthropic investments.


Hollis is all that you could want in a colleague: strategic and thoughtful, consistent about follow-through, clear about next steps, and able to talk to a range of partners, donors, and allies. Her ability to lead a team as a consultant is unique. And she is fun. I have worked with her for years and look forward to our next engagement together.
— Felicia Wong, Roosevelt Institute
Working with Hollis as a philanthropic advisor was always a pleasure. She is utterly professional, asks interesting and challenging questions, and both offers and expects a level of clarity, intelligence and due diligence that is rare.
— Jenna Narayanan, formerly of the Democracy Alliance
I can’t say enough about the work that Hollis has done for Voqal. She is insightful about the big picture. She is committed to our goals and to seeing them accomplished through our giving. She is fastidious about everything from the grand design to the small details.
— John Schwartz, Voqal
Hollis is a savvy strategist who understands complex issues. Through strong research and solid writing, she is able to effectively reach and move a wide array of targeted audiences.
— Christie McElhinney, formerly of The Colorado Trust
Hollis is thorough and strategic. She gets the connection between developing a smart strategy, branding and fundraising. Though she worked as a consultant for us, it felt like she was a part of our team.
— Nina Smith, Goodweave
Hollis’s leadership skills and ability to work with a distinguished Board
and senior staff enabled us to quickly move forward.
— David Helms, formerly of AcademyHealth




Working out how to do philanthropy in a way that makes a genuine difference is one of the biggest challenges facing the world.
— Matthew Bishop, Globalisation Editor, The Economist & Coauthor, Philanthrocapitalism
Recognise that it’s all a work in progress – that what you fund now may be different from what you do in five years time, and that evolution and change is an intrinsic part of any work which involves pushing for a change in the status quo.
— Sigrid Rausing
I long to see a radical shift in philanthropy that will come to characterize the 21st century. That is, a reclaiming of the root meaning of philanthropy: love of what it means to be human.
— Valaida Fullwood, Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists
I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
— Margaret Meade


Ready to identify and implement solutions that drive lasting impact on the people, places and issues you care most deeply about?

Want to develop and manage philanthropic strategies aimed at advancing the change you want to see? Or prefer to chat about the beauty of Colorado wildflowers or the joys of skiing in fresh powder?

Either way, please drop me a line at contactusathopestrategiesdotnet or fill out the form below — I'd love to talk with you. Learn more about me:

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