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Strategic Philanthropy Consulting

Like you, we believe in making the world a better place. The Vella Group’s team of purpose-driven experts work collaboratively with you to help maximize your positive social impact. This strategic partnership approach allows us to work together to achieve a common goal: Do more good.

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Strategic Philanthropy Consulting

Like you, we believe in making the world a better place. The Vella Group’s team of purpose-driven experts work collaboratively with you to help maximize your positive social impact. This strategic partnership approach allows us to work together to achieve a common goal: Do more good.

vella team in a client meeting

Our Comprehensive Approach

At the heart of every organization are purpose and values. We build a deep understanding of who you are and who you serve so that you receive unique solutions to your organization’s needs. Our comprehensive approach brings together strategic guidance, fund development and storytelling possibilities so you can realize your vision and achieve your mission.

Strategic Guidance

We help senior leaders and board members of nonprofits create and refine their organizations’ vision and mission statements, employing planning strategies that will get you there.

Fund Development

We work with your teams to develop the plans, donor contacts and networking strategies in this new philanthropic environment. We will introduce you to new funding sources and guide you to operate more efficiently than ever.

Storytelling

Every successful organization has a library of strong and unique stories. We unearth yours and tell them to the appropriate audiences in ways that appeal and get results.

Strategic Guidance

We help senior leaders and board members of nonprofits create and refine their organizations’ vision and mission statements, employing planning strategies that will get you there.

Fund Development

We work with your teams to develop the plans, donor contacts and networking strategies in this new philanthropic environment. We will introduce you to new funding sources and guide you to operate more efficiently than ever.

Creative Storytelling

Every successful organization has a library of strong and unique stories. We unearth yours and tell them to the appropriate audiences in ways that appeal and get results.

“We can’t save the world, but we can make it a better place by helping those who help others.”

— Jim Vella, CEO & Founder, The Vella Group

Our Impact

We partner with organizations that make service their mission. While based in the City of Detroit, the Vella Group’s impact reaches across the country. Our passion is helping nonprofits that work on food security, safe housing, mental health, support for the disabled, economic development for BIPOC-owned businesses and educational outreach to all.

video production for Common Ground mental health services

>>> Video Production & Distribution

We helped raise $30 million for clients in 2021 through capital campaigns, special events, grants and more.

meeting with Fish and Loaves food pantry director

>>> Donor Outreach Counseling

“Jim Vella’s ability to listen, understand our mission and engage others to our work has been critical to our success.”

vella group office meeting

>>> Brand Positioning & Long-Term Planning

“The Vella Group has been instrumental in taking our stakeholder outreach to the next level. They are flexible, professional and deliver a high caliber of work.”

Pope Francis Center bridge housing groundbreaking

>>> Capital Campaign Consulting

Experience, solid media relationships and a broad network of philanthropic professionals – ­it’s how we get strong results for our clients.

Ford Bronco at Barrett Jackson charity auction

>>> Media Relations

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