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Elevate health and well-being.
We are founded in relationship-based philanthropy, governance and community partnership.
First, our thinking. We believe health care has the greatest ability to improve the lives of people and impact communities, and philanthropy fuels the ability to succeed.
Second, our team. Each member of our team has more than 20 years of experience. Not as consultants, but as Chief Philanthropy Officers, Major Gift Officers, Planned Giving Officers and more. No other firm understands your challenges like we do.
Third, our approach. We created the Transformative Philanthropy™ model which holistically addresses the most important levers to performance. We have also pioneered tools and processes to align and engage teams, leadership and boards to ensure the best possible outcomes.
The team at Accordant elevated our vision and helped us build our team through strong strategic insight, programmatic expertise and leadership development. Through feasibility to campaign planning and launch, they helped us build a centralized support team – expanding us from one system employee to a team of 12 in just three years – while also ensuring that fundraising and impact remain local at our nine hospitals. Our philanthropy program has faced exponential growth in infrastructure since 2019 with an overall team of 37 staff members, while also experiencing increases in fundraising success – growing from an average of $8 million per year to more than $25 million in our most recent fiscal year.
Vice President, Philanthropy
Baptist Health • Louisville, Kentucky
Our thought leadership has been featured in Healthcare Executive, BoardRoom Press, Modern Healthcare, STAT, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Forbes, FierceHealthFinance, Healthcare Philanthropy Journal, Chief Executive Officer, Becker’s Hospital Review and more. We also serve on the faculty or present for industry associations including: American Hospital Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, The Governance Institute, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Becker's CEO + CFO Roundtable, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and more.
Our consultants average 27 years of health care leadership experience, and most hold professional certification as a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP) or as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). Our experienced, senior leaders work with you on all phases of an engagement to create a platform for agile innovation and collaboration and to guarantee individual, custom-tailored service from experienced industry leaders.
Exceptional health care organizations recognize partnership is more important than ever in this dynamic environment. That’s why Accordant strengthens connections between health care organizations, communities and key stakeholders through our key areas of service: building high performance health care philanthropy programs, facilitating community partnerships to elevate health status, and strengthening health care governance.
Our services embrace a “best practice meets bespoke” approach in all we do. That means you won’t find lockstep plans or cookie cutter approaches here. Having deeply experienced consulting leaders enables us to customize our progressive approach to be responsive to each organization’s unique strategy, culture, opportunities and constraints. While Accordant is best known for our progressive work around Transformative Philanthropy™ to advance health care’s new priorities, it’s our privilege to collaborate with organizations to advance an expansive approach to partnership.
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