Program Planning
  • Issues research and landscape review
  • Community needs assessments
  • Identification of experts and potential grantees
  • Identification and explication of board interests
    and perspectives
  • Identification of peers’ and public agencies’
    related grants programs

Grantmaking Support
  • Site visits
  • Proposal summaries
  • Mid-term and final program and grantee reports
  • Due diligence/grantee background research

Interim staffing
  • Staff “backfill” during extended absences such
    as maternity leaves, long-term disability
  • Supplementary support during crunch periods
    such as preparing for board meetings
  • Appraise current strategy
  • Benchmarking
  • Identify new focus areas, program strategies
    and organization criteria

Special Projects
  • Communications: writing, editing and project
    management of publications and
    Internet/Intranet sites

Foundation design and operations
  • Review and update policies and governance
  • Assess adherence to philanthropy field “best
    practices” and alternatives based on third-
    party standards (such as Council on
    Foundations) and provide recommendations
  • Benchmarking staffing structures of peer
    foundations or corporate giving programs
Philanthropy Consulting
Rick Luftglass

Phone:              (718) 916-4777

Address:          492 Henry Street, #2M
                     Brooklyn, NY 11231