“Caliopy Glares has a unique, proven, and well curated approach to setting meeting goals, facilitating discussions skillfully and delivering an experience that engages not only participants’ minds but also their hearts and passion for the meeting agenda at hand. She has an expert skill – albeit innate! – in tailoring her work for each client and group. Her work with our Executive Advisory Council’s mid-year planning meeting in Northern Ireland resulted in accolades from all participants as one of the most productive EAC meetings ever. Caliopy’s pre-meeting discussions proved invaluable for setting the energizing tone and format in addition to honing in on the most critical priorities for meeting content. Her sensitivity to the participants’ energy and shifting commentaries and questioning approach throughout the meeting ensured that all voices were heard and critical thinking and reflection remained central in all discussions. Her gracious and flexible facilitator-approach to listening and leading encouraged the free ebb and flow of commentary on a myriad of tangents, and ensured that all deliverables were met – and in fact exceeded!”
Philanthropy without Borders is a boutique consulting firm that helps mission-driven organizations engage their supporters, fortify operations, and mobilize resources to tackle the world’s toughest problems.
Our expertise lies at the nexus of strategy, storytelling, and donor engagement, where we help nonprofits build sustainable programs that inspire generosity, cultivate empathy, deepen learning, and connect people across cultures in mutually beneficial ways.
What People are Saying
“My work with Caliopy and Philanthropy Without Borders has been instrumental in ensuring the successful launch of our newly structured Educational Travel Program. Caliopy’s guidance, tools, thought partnership and strategic support have significantly advanced our member trip offerings, improving our ability to create transformational relationships with our donors. In addition, Caliopy has helped us establish a formal private custom journeys program and invitation-only major donor trip model, which have helped us better leverage our midlevel, planned giving, and major gifts donor strategies. She really spent time understanding our organizational needs and challenges so she could help us truly optimize our processes for impact and efficiency. Caliopy’s background in fundraising coupled with her extensive knowledge of affinity travel positions her perfectly to help any organization that is trying to build out or enhance their place-based (and virtual) donor engagement tools. Our entire team has benefited from her work and I can’t recommend her enough!”
“I begun working with Philanthropy Without Borders after a conversation with Caliopy sparked some thinking about my team’s programming. I She was raising issues that weren’t even on our radar, and had such a unique perspective from the travel and fundraising realm. Meetings with Caliopy were so refreshing! She had a keen instinct for our timeline and I always left meetings feeling joyful and with fresh knowledge and clear next steps.
The project we collaborated on is going to revolutionize not only parts of my actual job, but boost the skill and confidence my colleagues will have as they venture out into the field. This has been my favorite collaboration in 14 years at my job!“
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