Consulting Services

Helping people in philanthropy tackle their biggest challenges.

From strategy and governance to collaboration and facilitation, we work with grantmakers and giving programs of all types, bringing a deep sector experience and a unique client-centered approach that embraces both the art and the science of effective philanthropy. We are experienced grantmakers, trusted advisers, and knowledgeable experts. But more than that, we are a team of people who are passionately committed to the transformative potential of philanthropy.


  • Corporate Giving & Employee Engagement
  • Communication Strategies
  • Board Governance
  • Evaluation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Convening Strategies
  • Strategic Grantmaking
  • Capacity Building
  • Youth Engagement


It all starts with a conversation

To begin the conversation, contact Jill Gordon at 317.630.5200 x 116. Our clients bring us many types of challenges, and we approach them all with curiosity, a willingness to dream big, and the skills to help you turn those ideas into reality. 


Why Choose IPA

  • IPA Consulting Services are affordable. Partnerships with our consultants include a commitment to Indiana’s philanthropic sector, allowing us to create a rate structure that makes this valuable expertise accessible and affordable.  
  • IPA removes geographic barriers and gives you access to expert consultants no matter where you are. 
  • IPA has a network of thoroughly vetted professionals with philanthropic expertise.
  • IPA matches the best consultant to your foundation’s unique needs, work style, and any specific areas you request.