You don't have to be an expert to give well

We work with you to create a giving strategy that makes a bigger impact

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Philanthropic Advisory

We understand that people don’t have to be experts in charity to give well. Our personalized approach is designed to work with donors to learn what matters to them and how we can help maximize their charitable impact. We offer one-on-one objective advice and research so your charitable contributions can make a real difference in the world.




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How Philanthropic Advisory works

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We work with you to help identify your philanthropic values and priorities

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You can use us as an objective sounding board for ideas

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We research charities in areas that matter to you and work with you to devise a giving strategy

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We help you execute on your giving strategy to make a lasting impact

We support your unique philanthropic goals

From cryptocurrency to life insurance, we’ve assisted in donating an array of complex assets. Talk to us today about the benefits of donating publicly traded securities, real estate, life insurance, and private company shares.

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency

Publicly Traded 
Securities

Publicly Traded 
Securities

Private Company Shares

Private Company Shares

Cash

Cash

Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Real Estate

Real Estate

Benefits of Philanthropic Advisory

  • We are significantly more cost effective than a Private Foundation
  • We offer tailored and personal support to help you give well
  • We do the research, so that you can discover new charities
  • You can give anonymously with Philanthropic Advisory
  • We provide ongoing support for your charitable giving needs
  • You can connect with other like-minded donors through our network
  • You can increase your gifts through our matching campaigns
  • We help you create strategies that engage loved ones or family in giving plans and intergenerational charitable planning
Lauri Thompson

Lauri Thompson
Director of Philanthropic Advisory

About Lauri

Lauri has been a philanthropic advisor to high capacity charitable donors since 2011. She has a passion for providing tailored, relevant and effective support to generous people who want to give meaningfully but find that there are often barriers in doing so. Lauri's job is to help remove these barriers so that large scale charitable giving can be as strategic, enjoyable and effective as possible.

Prior to this work, Lauri has spent thirteen years in various senior leadership positions in large charitable organizations both locally and internationally. She has an intimate understanding of the inner workings of the charitable world and as well as the philanthropic world, providing a unique and thoughtful perspective on giving well.

Lauri has a Masters degree in International Development from the University of Manchester, UK and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. She has worked in 35 countries and has lived in the US, UK, Kosovo and Mozambique. Lauri is based in Vancouver with Charitable Impact Strategies.

About Nicole

At CHIMP, Nicole guides individuals and organizations through the process of setting and achieving their charitable goals. Her experience in the charitable sector and ability to understand donor needs allows her to facilitate impact for her clients and thrive as part of the Philanthropic Advisory team.

Nicole began her career in Canada’s charitable sector by inspiring young people to engage with philanthropy, both at home or abroad. Since then, she has worked with various charities and foundations, ranging in scale from local volunteer-run organizations, to those with a provincial health service mandate, to national charities with international program scopes. Nicole has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and is a devoted volunteer who serves at both a Board of Directors and Committee level.

Nicole Macdonald

Nicole Macdonald
Account Manager, Philanthropic Advisory