Advisory Boards can help non-profits, and charitable foundations innovate, problem solve, raise funds, build visibility and credibility, develop new services, and find new strategic alliances and friends.

PartnerCom-Advisory-Boards-non-profit-charitable-foundationsWe know what it takes to fund raise, who are valuable contacts, and how to attract them.

Susan Stautberg has extensive experience in philanthropic organizations and in fundraising.  As chair of the Elms Centennial Committee for the Preservation Society of Newport County, Susan headed a team that raised over $2.5 million to restore the gardens and fountains of the house.  Further, the actual birthday weekend was the most successful fundraising event in the history of the Preservation Society.   Susan has served on and chaired non-profit boards and foundations as well as presidential commissions.   She also works with major non-profits across the country which place people on boards such as the Volunteer Consulting Group.

Edward is Co-Chair of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Junior Committee, and has been Philanthropy Chair of his Fraternity, and A Big Brother in New York.


PartnerCom works with you to identify your goals and to develop concrete “next steps” to create a Board/Advisory Board(s) that will help you achieve them.   A charitable organization such as the Ms. Foundation might have the following objectives, and the members of the board and Advisory Board(s) should be invaluable in achieving them:

Projected Goals

  • Identifying and anticipating issues that will arise for the Foundation in the coming decade
  • Raising awareness among men and women of all generations about the Ms. Foundation and its mission, particularly among younger females (the second Advisory Board would be particularly valuable in achieving this goal)
  • Increasing the credibility and visibility of the foundation
  • Enhancing the Foundation’s network of contacts especially among successful individuals with philanthropic interests.
  • Fundraising for the diverse and important programs that the Foundation sponsors and supports


You tell us your requirements and we produce the right Directors/Advisors.  PartnerCom creates Advisory Boards through contacts with leaders developed through social networks and organizations such as the YPO, Harvard Business School, White House Fellows, C200, International Women’s Forum, WPO,  Catalyst,  The Kennedy School, Renaissance Weekends, etc., and extensive networking and research in each city, country, or area of concentration.

PartnerCom has lots of sources for wealthy well-connected women.  C200 women, for example, are very successful and already give funds and time.  We have researchers, and Susan Stautberg has close relationships with a number of international search firms.

These resources allow PartnerCom to help create Advisory Councils that will accomplish the foundation’s goals.  The members of such a Council would be diverse and represent a great mix of finance, business, government, and other experiences.

Partner Com has expertise creating Women’s Advisory Boards, which resemble circles.  The first Advisory Board would be such a circle.  Circles are more easily built if we include “connectors”, gregarious and interesting social women, who are well respected and like to be actively engaged (including gathering information).  PartnerCom has the resources to secure such high net worth women who are connectors, with a special gift for bringing their communities together.

For instance, for the Goldman Sachs Women’s Initiative in the Philadelphia market, one of the connectors that PartnerCom recruited is Anne Hamilton, the daughter-in-law of Forbes 400 member, Dorrance (Dodo) Hamilton.  Anne (who has spearheaded or chaired a number of Philadelphia charity benefits) helped bring in other potential clients to the financial services firm as counselors and is hard at work on the Advisory Board’s first event.

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