Consultants can skew philanthropic funding, says Tompkins-Stange

November 16, 2021 The New York Times

Consultants are often called in to help guide philanthropic giving. Some say that makes the field more effective, while critics question the extent of their influence.

“Consultants at places like Bridgespan are setting the menu of what philanthropists can and should do,” said Megan Tompkins-Stange. “The organizations that are stamped with the managerial brand are more likely to get funding.”