Christine Sherry founded and leads Sherry Consulting, a philanthropy advising practice based in Silicon Valley. The firm provides strategic, due diligence, market analysis and organizational development services for foundations, private donors and nonprofit organizations. Christine is a visiting practitioner at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. She teaches a course, Giving Wisely, in Stanford’s Continuing Studies program.


Fast Forward to Greater Impact: The Power of Field Scans

Posted on July 24, 2013 by Christine Sherry

Field scans are emerging as a core tool for family funders inundated by increasingly larger numbers of nonprofits seeking funding, the ubiquity of social media pitches, and an almost limitless amount of data available on the web—data which can be more overwhelming than useful. Field scans are particularly valuable for family foundations that want to try a new strategy, find… Read More
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Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: The Power of Field Scans

Posted on April 15, 2013 by Christine Sherry

In days of scarce resources and seemingly endless philanthropic choices, family foundations and funds can frequently feel overwhelmed by options and unsure where to best place their philanthropic bets.  Many funders wisely choose a focus area for funding, and then proceed to investigate – or be approached by – any number of apparently worthy organizations to support within that field… Read More

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