Is your philanthropy as strategic as your business?

Your company has many stakeholders – shareholders, board members, executives, employees, customers, and communities. How can strategic philanthropy achieve social impact while also helping to engage your employees, build reputation, enhance your brand, and further other business goals? Whether your market is domestic or multinational, we can help you strategically direct your company’s philanthropic resources in ways that will achieve social impact and align with corporate goals and priorities.

Achieve Real Impact

We understand the complexities of corporate philanthropy. We know that when companies align their philanthropic goals with their business goals, they invest more deeply in work that produces positive outcomes for all stakeholders.

Corporations hire TPI to build, grow, and evolve corporate philanthropy programs and initiatives. We serve as thought partner, visionary, subject matter expert, and resource for program design and management. Through strategic planning, executive services, innovative program design and implementation, in-depth research, grants management, and evaluation services, we’ll help your company achieve measurable philanthropic goals that align with business priorities.

Being good corporate citizens means building better communities and a stronger company. Beyond a demonstration of core values, corporate citizenship helps companies recruit and retain employees, increase market share, and strengthen image among stakeholders, employees, and customers.

Because there is no “right” answer for what a company’s philanthropic efforts should look like, TPI inquires, listens, challenges, and draws upon best practices, data, and deep experience to help our clients assess philanthropic efforts, craft and refine strategies, and identify creative leveraging opportunities that build from their strengths and align with corporate goals and priorities. TPI uses a process that engages key stakeholders from beginning to end. We work internally to understand the culture, business, goals, and aspirations of our clients while looking outward to identify critical needs, benchmarks, best practices, and opportunities that intersect with business objectives. As a thought partner, subject matter expert, or adjunct staff, we work across the continuum – from visioning and strategy through implementation, evaluation, and evolution – to help clients reach their unique goals.


  • Launch a new foundation, corporate giving program, community involvement strategy and structure, or other philanthropic vehicles
  • Develop or revamp a strategic plan for the company’s philanthropy and community involvement efforts
  • Create a signature initiative to take leadership on an issue
  • Identify opportunities to leverage philanthropic investments and engage key stakeholders
  • Create, assess, or strengthen strategic partnerships
  • Structure community programs to engage employees and customers more effectively
  • Strengthen existing programs through needs or impact assessments
  • Monitor and evaluate philanthropic activities
  • Create a culture of engagement by designing and implementing strategies to support giving and volunteering by employees and executives

“TPI has provided guidance that helped us understand best practices and move forward with innovations in grant making and philanthropy.”

Jean Lance, Former EVP, Boston Scientific and President, Boston Scientific Foundation Board