philantopics

Foundation and Nonprofit Solutions for Governance, Growth and Beyond

Denise K. Spencer 

Principal and Founder

Denise Spencer has 25 years of experience leading community foundations, following 20 years in academia. She has undergraduate and graduate work from Central Michigan University, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Consulting from BoardSource.

 

Well-known in the nonprofit sector for training/coaching, writing/speaking, she has hands-on experience in leading organizations to the highest levels. Her expertise includes board governance, strategy, policy, program design, grant-making and grant-seeking, communications and public relations, fund development and more.

 

Denise's passion for the nonprofit sector is palpable; mission-driven people are her “people.” Her focus continues to be strengthening nonprofits and foundations for growth and community improvement through effective design and efficient implementation.

PhilanTOPICS LLC

 
 

the philantopics mission

To strengthen foundations and nonprofits

for growth through a comprehensive program

of services related to governance, strategy,

meeting facilitation, executive transition and policy development.

services

Training

 

Board Roles and Responsibilities, The Exceptional Board, Development--May the Force Be With You, etc.

Training

 

Board Roles and Responsibilities, The Exceptional Board, Development--May the Force Be With You, etc.

Consulting
Strategic Planning
Coaching
Executive Transitions

Experienced nonprofit CEO can assist an organization to sustain itself during a search process, and prepare the organization for change.

Executive Transitions

Experienced nonprofit CEO can assist an organization to sustain itself during a search process, and prepare the organization for change.

Executive Transitions

Experienced nonprofit CEO can assist an organization to sustain itself during a search process, and prepare the organization for change.

Executive Transitions

Experienced nonprofit CEO can assist an organization to sustain itself during a search process, and prepare the organization for change.

 
 

testimonials

"Denise provided technical assistance with our non-profit organization in the area of Board Development and Strategic Planning. These areas of course are at the core of any non-profit’s sustainability. She was an active listener and able to draw the board members’ needs from what was being stated. Her warm and friendly personality helped to gain buy-in from members so that they could come up with solutions to manage the gaps in both the Board’s development and short- and long-term strategic planning.

 

In a thorough but non-condescending manner she provided structure and a process to meet stated goals. A practical thinker, she easily translated complex ideas, allowing the Board to identify and hone in on what was important to them and the organization.

 

Working with a diverse population, her tremendously endearing attitude, enormous business knowledge and excellent communication skills proved to be an invaluable resource to our agency.

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— Gwen J. Bampfield

Executive Director

Access Network

 

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2 Fair Hope Lane., Bluffton, SC  29910

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