The Fairmount Approach

When you hire Fairmount Ventures, you don’t hire one person who knows how to do one thing. You hire a deep bench of experienced professionals with practical knowledge of the nonprofit, public and philanthropic sectors and formal academic training in a wide variety of disciplines such as city planning, public policy, communications, human services and education.

We excel at:

Strategic Planning

Business Planning

Board Development

Fundraising and Capital Campaigns

Mergers and Affiliations

Program Design and Assessment

Each client and every plan gets the full breadth of our wide-ranging expertise. We tap our whole team for insight through dynamic planning charrettes, an approach we adapted from fields of design like architecture and land use planning. These intense, free-ranging and energetic sessions engage even staff who may not have been assigned to a project, as their unique, outside perspectives ensure that we generate our best collective thinking for our clients.

With the Fairmount approach, our clients get tailored, actionable plans grounded in a realistic assessment of their capacity, revenue markets and the interests of funders.