Detroit Philanthropy has proudly worked with a number of nonprofit, corporate and foundation clients.  Here's what just a few of them have to say about our services.


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Lighthouse MI

Many consultants I've worked with in the past have often developed very cookie-cutter campaign materials. This is not the case with Detroit Philanthropy. Rachel's due diligence and professionalism resulted in a clear and concise case for support and a highly detailed feasibility study. It's been a wonderful experience working alongside her.

Russ Russell, Chief Advancement Officer



Living Arts

Detroit Philanthropy stepped in during a pivotal time of staff transition. Rachel brought tons of expertise and connections to help us keep our development initiatives going and led a very successful online fundraising campaign. I would definitely recommend Detroit Philanthropy to other nonprofits, especially those experiencing transition. 

Alissa Novoselick, Former Executive Director


Britt Perrotta Sommerfield Trust

Working with Detroit Philanthropy helped our organization create a clear path to achieve our goals.  They were a wealth of knowledge in the charitable industry and helped us make connections that would enable us to implement our philanthropic strategies.  They also made sure we had the tools we needed to stay on target and achieve our overall goals.   I would recommend them to anyone and everyone with philanthropic or charitable giving needs and questions.  They are 100% a value add! 

Cara Gardner, Trustee


Pediatric Retinal Research Foundation

Detroit Philanthropy was able to lead our President and our Board through the year-end campaign process with both an eye on strategy and efficiency.  By recommending ways to effectively convey our message and by keeping our team focused under a tight deadline, we were able to triple what we raised the previous year.  Those funds allowed us to purchase critical equipment for our research efforts.

Kelli Mathew, Board Member



Playworks Michigan

We hired Detroit Philanthropy to organize our development plan for the year, assist with our annual fundraising event, and provide advice on our overall development operations.  Rachel's experience and expertise, her timeliness and availability, and her willingness to support our efforts in the best way possible allowed us to develop a clear vision on how to achieve our goals.  As a result, we raised more money for our organization. 

Angela Rogensues, Executive Director


Trion Solutions

It's always is helpful to achieve an outside perspective from a company with Detroit Philanthropy’s vast experience and involvement in the non-profit community. Rachel provided Trion some strong ideas and insights that were helpful in shaping our marketing, public relations and community-relations plan for the upcoming year. And, we enjoyed working with her.

Jeff Caponigro, Executive Vice President Communications and Chief Marketing Officer



Detroit Horse Power

With an ambitious fundraising effort before us, Detroit Philanthropy provided the expertise we needed to effectively prepare for a capital campaign. Since conducting a feasibility study, they are now guiding our strategy and helping us implement a comprehensive plan to take our fundraising to the next level. I’m confident their extensive knowledge and experience will help us meet our goal.

David Silver, Executive Director



Student Advocacy Center

If you are feeling stuck and unsure about how to transition your fundraising to the next level, Detroit Philanthropy can help by providing strategic direction, ideas and clear action steps.

Peri Stone-Palmquist, Executive Director



Orchards Children's Services

Detroit Philanthropy helped us evaluate our fundraising efforts and provided a report that now serves as a guiding light to help us strengthen our fundraising. It was a superb engagement from beginning to end and I would definitely recommend Detroit Philanthropy to other organizations! 

Michael Williams, President & CEO



Detroit Regional Partnership

I fully enjoyed the PR for Nonprofits panel discussion held earlier this week. Your guests were phenomenal and you did an outstanding job of moderating. Thank you for this offering.

Talitha Johnson, Marketing Manager


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