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. 


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A new VPG blog post is up! Click below to read more.

Designing Powerful Partnerships II: From the CEO's Corner. Why Me?

Our health care landscape continues to be faced with unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. The demands placed on CEO’s to navigate this ever-changing territory are similarly unparalleled. Losing sight of the power philanthropy plays in achieving vision and mission, even as external demands mount, may come at an enormous opportunity cost.


Our firm's President, Susan Holt,  is partnered with the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy for a live webinar on February 14, 2017, titled,  The Psychology of Giving: What Neuroscience Tells Us.  The session looked at findings from neuroscience and the correlations between happiness, valuable experiences, social connection and meaningful giving.  Susan offered real-life, practical tips for engaging major donors for high impact philanthropy.  The session was designed for chief development officers, major gift staff and executive leaders. Register for a recorded session and learn more by clicking here.

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Happy New Year from VPG and Friends!

We enjoyed presenting our session, "Creating million dollar gifts and a new era of philanthropy with physician partners", with our client-partner, Mass Eye and Ear, at the AHP International Conference. Please contact us if you would like to learn more. 

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Thank you for visiting our VPG booth at the AHP International Conference! We had a wonderful time meeting everyone and catching up with old friends.

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Our new blog post is up:  "DESIGNING POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS:  WHAT DO YOUR PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIPS LOOK LIKE?" (This is the first in a series of three blogs on designing internal and external partnerships for development staff and institutional executives.  Please continue to visit!)

How are powerful partnerships created?

The great late anthropologist, Margaret Meade, made the case for the power of partnerships and people working together years go in her famous statement, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."  Certainly, philanthropy is no exception. Read more at our blog here...

Susan Holt, President, VPG, joins the Planned Giving Council of Middle Tennessee Board!

Bold Asking™ Video Vignette

Orrin Ingram, President and CEO, Ingram Industries, and philanthropist, talks about listening to your prospect in a Bold Asking™ video vignette.