Our Vision is Simple:

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To ensure every nonprofit has the tools and expertise to take their fundraising to the next level and meet the needs of an evolving industry.


For six years, Make Philanthropy Work (formerly MPW Strategies) has partnered with inspiring nonprofit organizations and higher-ed institutions to generate immediate and lasting fundraising growth.

To date, we’ve partnered with nearly fifty organizations and institutions, offering innovative thinking and customized solutions that have transformed how they engage with their donors, resulting in significantly increased fundraising success.

Along the way, we’ve undergone a transformation ourselves. We now have a team of pros with diverse expertise across the full spectrum of fundraising disciplines. And we’re confident that our toolbox of innovative, relationship-driven strategies will be even more instrumental as we forge into the future, and continue to connect loyal donors with impactful missions. Meet our team; we cannot wait to meet you!

Our Mission

To guide and coach nonprofits along a path to more effective fundraising. We do this by:

Our Team

Kara Broderick
Success Manager
Patrick Gaines
Senior Advisor – Health Care, Human Services
Jaime Garcia
Senior Advisor
Kevin Jones
Senior Technology Advisor
Dr. Bruce Leslie
Senior Advisor
Alex Pera
AI Assistant
Dale Slusser
Senior Advisor
Jillian Sterns
Senior Advisor Foundations
Kaye Taavialma
Senior Advisor, Charter Schools
Rebekah Wells
Senior Advisor