Philanthropic Program Design
A Hirsch Philanthropy Partners signature is the design and implementation of original programs that solve community needs in new ways. We draw on our trusted relationships and big picture perspective to identify and create innovative ways to fill gaps and accelerate change, aligned with your philanthropic priorities.
New initiatives can be community game changers that don’t necessarily require a large funding investment. Such initiatives range from smaller, targeted efforts like higher education scholarships to big and bold projects that address widespread public health concerns. We’ve created public-private partnerships to expand access to outdoor recreation across a city; sabbatical programs that re-energize nonprofit executives in the San Francisco Bay Area; and cross-sector collaborations to improve food insecurity and health outcomes for low-income kids.
Philanthropists may ask us to translate a great idea into a new initiative though most often these original program ideas emerge through mutual discovery. Either way, our team is your strategic thought partner in research, design, and implementation – delivering the right resources at the right time to address complex challenges in powerful and creative ways.
How We Help
Exciting ideas to address pressing issues evolve from clarifying your philanthropic priorities and goals. We then develop the best ways to catalyze change, whether that means supporting effective, existing community work in new ways or implementing an original initiative aligned with your vision.
Our team brings projects to life, managing start-up and directing ongoing activities over the short- and long-term — including exploration, relationship-building and daily administration, as well as advocacy and communications.
We track the impact of new programs on causes and communities to ensure resources are spent efficiently and with the intended benefit. We’ll define metrics, design measurement systems, collect data, summarize results, and make recommendations for continuous improvement.