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Explore our Services

Each member of the Accordant team is a philanthropy leader with 20+ years of experience across campaigns, governance, grateful engagement, strategic planning, communications and community health.  Download our services guide and see how we can help you meet your goals.



At Accordant, we believe exceptional health care philanthropy organizations excel across a consistent set of fundamentals. Accordant has captured these key focus areas within a guiding framework we call Transformative Philanthropy.™ All of our consulting services, training and publications are centered around advancing these vital elements of work.

Download our Advancing Transformative Philanthropy Brochure

  • Campaign Planning

  • Campaign Management 

  • Campaign Repositioning 

  • Grateful Patient Engagement 

  • Clinician & Physician Partnership

  • Physician Education & Coaching

  • Nurse Education & Executive Coaching

  • Philanthropy Team Education & Coaching

  • Clinician Well-Being  

  • Corporate Giving & Partnership

  • Grateful Patient Engagement

  • Major Gifts Pipeline & Portfolio Management

  • Major Gifts Training & Coaching

  • Strategic Philanthropy Planning 

  • Systemization of Philanthropy / Mergers

  • Metrics / Benchmarking Programs

  • Program Assessments

  • Staffing Assessments

  • Planned & Blended Giving

  • Foundation Start-Ups

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Campaign Planning,
Assessment & Management 

The new momentum of campaigning calls for new ways to campaign. Today's campaigns embrace a more expansive case to advance innovation, community health and clinical programs. To respond to this changing environment and to harness the potential of new opportunities, we have redesigned our approach to campaigning to be more agile in an evolving health care environment and more integrated with existing development and communications initiatives.

Accordant’s comprehensive approach to grateful engagement and clinician partnership focuses on six pillars and ensures integration with every aspect of the development organization’s existing philanthropy program. Our comprehensive and agile framework enables a strategic, focused effort aligned with the strategic vision of the health care organization and is tailored to support your unique issues and opportunities.

Grateful Engagement

Doctor and Patient

Spend more time engaging your board and less time managing it with our BoardAdvance handbooks, orientation, training and education.  BoardAdvance offers off-the-shelf foundation handbooks based on more than 30 years of experience and customized solutions to meet your unique needs and situations.  

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Engaged and effective leadership is essential to success. Accordant provides training and resources to leverage the involvement of the Health Care C-Suite, Foundation Board and Governing Board; we also support the inspired leadership of Chief Philanthropy Officers and other key philanthropy executives.

  • Strategic Planning

  • Strategy Facilitation

  • Board Design & Development

  • Board Evaluation

  • Foundation & Governing Board Education

  • Health Care C-Suite Education

  • Philanthropy Executive Coaching

  • Philanthropy Leadership Education

  • Culture Benchmarking, Design and Facilitation


Children's Health Care

We know children aren't just small adults.  Children's hospitals and other health care providers are built around the needs of children with specialized services, programs and equipment.  Just like the kids need specialized care, children's health care philanthropy require specialized support, services and understanding. 

At Accordant, we have built a specialized children's service and team to meet the needs of children's hospitals and health care.  Our team understands the nuances of grateful families vs grateful patients, we know how to build campaigns and donor messaging around Child Life, research and the healing environment.   Collectively, our children's team has decades of front-line experience and can tailor their efforts to meet your specific needs.  Our children's offerings include: 

  • Campaign Planning & Management 

  • Grateful Families & Physician Partnership

  • Major Gift Capacity Creation

  • Communications & Branding

  • Community Health & Engagement 

  • Strategic Planning & Alignment 

  • Leadership & Governance Training

  • Event Evaluation & Transition



Communications illuminate vision, enable connection and motivate action—so it’s critical to shape strategic and resonant communications. Accordant not only elevates engagement through compelling cases, stories, content and collateral, but also addresses strategy and structure that will enable you to better share your story.

  • Brand Synergy

  • Case for Support

  • Communications Strategy

  • Donor Communications

  • Mission Storytelling


Community Health

Advancing well-being requires different ways of thinking about the hospital’s role in its community. Increasingly, hospitals are proactively moving upstream to address patients’ social needs and to help address systematic social determinants of health, such as food security, housing, safe neighborhoods and more. Health care organizations cannot improve population health alone, but must do so in partnership with the communities they serve. Authentic collaboration with community-based organizations is needed to advance health equity for all.

Accordant is positioned to assist health care and other community anchor organizations in assessing, designing and elevating agile community partnerships to advance this important work.

  • Advancing Community Partnerships

  • Developing Sustainable Funding Strategies

  • Strengthening Community Investment: Grantmaking Advisory Services

  • Making the Case for Community Health

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Education & Training

Accordant delivers a deep bench of research-driven and experience-informed leadership education programs at the location of your choice. Accordant’s  programs not only are based upon research and best practices featured in peer-reviewed journals, case studies and Accordant’s direct experience but also provide practical, actionable information for real world implementation. Content for each presentation is also custom-designed and tailored to meet the unique and specific informational and engagement needs of health care leaders, board members, clinicians and philanthropy teams within your organization.

  • Keynote Presentations

  • Workgroup Sessions

  • Small Group Engagement 

  • Virtual Training

  • Online Courses and Training

  • Events & Retreats

Virtual Team Meeting

February 2024

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Join us for the 2024 Accordant Leadership Retreat!

Explore and discuss the current and emerging trends in health care philanthropy with some of the best minds from hospitals and health care systems around the country. Accordant’s team of thought leaders continue to stay abreast of the opportunities and challenges facing the health care industry and will facilitate discussions, workshops and design thinking sessions for you and other health philanthropy executives from around the country. The 2024 Retreat will be held at the beautiful Ponte Vedra Inn & Club on the beach in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Registration is now open.

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