We provide (primarily) pro bono advice, with the benefit of decades of experience as financial and strategic advisors and investors, coupled with a deep background in, and understanding of, the philanthropic investment space. We believe our combination of skills and perspectives is even more important for charities today, as many philanthropic supporters now have a mindset of being investors in high-quality well-run organisations rather than passive donors.
What we will do is provide honest, direct, practical, thoughtful, independent advice, utilising the skills of the Tanarra investment team – one of the best in Australia – as well as a network of highly qualified supporters. We’ll tell charities what you need to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear. Sometimes this may be that the best path to achieving mission is to combine with other organisations with similar goals, to gain strength through scale. For small charities, within a reasonable time budget, our advice is free. For larger charities, it’s low bono.
What we won’t do are three things
- raise money for charities or be an introduction service to potential donors or investors
- provide legal advice
- advise charities on how to grow market share against others in essentially a zero-sum game in their sector. We want to work with charities that are committed to growing the pie or value in their sector, either by increasing overall revenues, building something entrepreneurial and innovative, or reducing sector costs.
Each project is scoped with agreed hours, following a selection process and due diligence.