Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC), the first and only full-service Black-owned fundraising firm in the U.S., has proven to also be the most prosperous after raising over a whopping $800 million for their wide range of clientele in just over two years. Dwayne Ashley, its founder and CEO, is determined to keep the streak going!
Established in November 2016 and based in New York City, BPC is committed to social justice and helping organizations of color maximize their fundraising success. It aims to help philanthropic organizations and institutions realize their dreams, accomplish their missions and grow their aspirations.
At BPC, they provide counsel in capital campaigns, annual giving, major gifts programs, special events, corporate and government program development, conference management, organizational development, board training, planned giving, and strategic communications.
“Yes, we are good at what we do because it’s our passion, but BPC is a social movement — a community of caring and dedicated philanthropy executives from diverse backgrounds serving communities who need fundraising expertise the most,” Ashley says.
With his bold moves, strategic thinking, and wise counsel, Ashley advises non-profit, philanthropists, and influencers around the world such as the 100 Black Men of America, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the UNCF, Louis Armstrong Foundation, Steve Harvey Foundation, Madonna, Usher, Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, and New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Ashley was inspired by his great-grand mother’s philanthropic works such as donating the land where one of the oldest schools that educated Black students was established. Since then, he exercised his passion for fundraising when he started to join several organizations including the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 1991 where he has served as a member of the Boards of its Philadelphia and New York Chapters.
Moreover, Ashley, a graduate of Wiley College and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fel’s School of Government, has also shared his concepts in several articles and books, including Eight Steps to Raising Money: Measuring Your Fundraising Impact and I’ll Find A Way or Make One: A Tribute to HBCUs among others.
For more information about Bridge Philanthropic Consulting, visit www.bridgephilanthropicconsulting.com