... from the Greek φιλανθρωπία, means the love of humanity, in the sense of caring and nourishing. It involves both the benefactor in their identifying and exercising their values, and the beneficiary in their receipt and benefit from the service or goods provided.

A conventional modern definition is "private initiatives, for the public good, focusing on quality of life." The definition also serves to contrast philanthropy with business endeavors, which are private initiatives for private good, e.g., focusing on material gain, and with government endeavors, which are public initiatives for public good, e.g., focusing on provision of public services.

Philanthropy has distinguishing characteristics separate from charity; not all charity is philanthropy, or vice versa. A difference commonly cited is that charity aims to relieve the pain of a particular social problem, whereas philanthropy attempts to address the root cause of the problem — the difference between the proverbial gift of a fish to a hungry person, versus teaching them how to fish.

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    Building Long-Term Success

    A comprehensive analysis of all components of a nonprofit organization need not be daunting or complex. It does however need to be done every few years in order to most effectively and efficiently achieve the organization's mission. This is the core mission of Adrian Nonprofit Consulting.

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    Adrian Nonprofit Consulting has developed a program which studies all components of an organization and creates a practical and efficient way to keep your organization BALANCED and on track to always building a stronger organization.

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    Four decades in nonprofit management and fund development enables ANC to provide sound, experienced guidance in nearly every component of nonprofit organizations.

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    A consensus-building environment is critical - more important then anything else. Attention to and assessment of organizational culture, or a lack thereof, will make or break an organization. A credible and objective assessment can only be done by a third-party analyst.

Welcome to the ANC Website

The ANC philosophy is to not only give back to the nonprofit sector help in the form of knowledge and experience gained from nearly 40 years of nonprofit service - but to do it with a high level of thoughtfulness and value. Respect, understanding, and most of all, integrity, are the hallmark of ANC.

More resources to help you in your nonprofit endeavor will be added in the days ahead.

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