Foster Avenue joins The Giving Institute

Foster Avenue Joins The Giving Institute

Foster Avenue has joined The Giving Institute, a membership organization that seeks to “elevate the fundraising, consulting, and nonprofit services industry and enhance the philanthropic sector.” The Foster Avenue team is looking forward to joining with the Institute’s other members in its mission to champion thought leadership that empowers generosity.

What This Means for Foster Avenue

Joining The Giving Institute highlights Foster Avenue’s dedication to excellence in philanthropic communications and consulting. The Institute is made up of firms that excel in providing fundraising counsel services, and share in a commitment to advancing their collective work in support of mission-driven organizations. As part of this community, Foster Avenue will benefit from shared knowledge and experience, enhancing our ability to serve our clients in the most modern and effective ways. We will also add our voice to those championing the growth of philanthropic giving nationwide.

The Giving Institute has been a leader in the nonprofit sector since 1935, empowering organizations with strategic guidance and innovative solutions. Through our involvement with The Giving Institute, Foster Avenue aims to further our mission of fusing campaign counsel and communications. 

Shared Values: Community, Excellence, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • Community: We aim to bring people together, creating greater influence and opportunities for lasting impact. Our membership will help us connect with other organizations and individuals who share our commitment to philanthropy.
  • Excellence: We are dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical standards, ensuring that our clients receive the best possible counsel and communications support. The Institute’s code of fair practices aligns perfectly with our commitment to integrity.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive community, valuing all voices and contributions. This principle is key to our growth and success in the philanthropic sector.

Looking Forward

Our new membership with The Giving Institute is a significant milestone for Foster Avenue. It underscores our commitment to ethical practices, exceptional service, and leadership in philanthropy.

Charlie Melichar | Principal

Charlie Melichar, principal of Foster Avenue, has more than 25 years' experience positioning mission-driven organizations for success. He and the Foster team focus on the "Why" behind campaigns, partnering with clients to build their own capacity to fundraise effectively.

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