Partners In Philanthropy,
Inc. was founded in 1994 by president and owner Michael R. Maude, ACFRE,
FAHP. It is a member of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel.
Our mission is to
increase fundraising and organizational effectiveness through fundraising consultation, strategic planning, and executive coaching.
We believe that authentic partnerships are rooted in consensus-building and shared decision-making.
We believe that
the success of development efforts is dependent upon
the organization's culture, operation, governance, and service.
We believe that philanthropy
fulfills the aspirations of the benefactor and the organization.
We believe that
philanthropy is synonymous with service and that giving is a spiritual
These principles guide our work, as do the missions of the organizations
we serve in partnership.
Integrity: We comport ourselves as professionals of uncompromising honor.
Professionalism: We conduct ourselves according to standards of ethics and best practices established
by our profession.
Service: We are dedicated to sharing our resources with our profession and our community.
Michael R. Maude, ACFRE, FAHP is founder and president of Partners In Philanthropy, Inc. of Lawrence, Kansas and a founding partner of interNational advancement counsel (interNAC). Mike has over 30 years experience working in the nonprofit sector as campaign strategist, strategic planning consultant, and executive coach. He is sought by clients who need assistance in envisioning a robust future and in developing creative fundraising strategies that are critical to achieving ambitious organizational goals.
Previous to consulting Mike served long tenures in leading development programs at Menninger Clinic and at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, Kansas. He served two terms as Chair of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel (APC), founded and served as Chair of the Topeka chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and served on the Board of Directors of the Mid-America Planned Giving Council and on the Regional Cabinet of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).
Mike has always acted on his belief in the importance of giving back to the community. He has served as President of the St. Matthew's Parish Council, member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Social Services, President of the Topeka Community Concert Association Board of Directors, President of the Lawrence Arts Center Board of Directors, and member of the Friends of the Spencer Art Museum Board of Directors at the University of Kansas.
He earned a B.A. in English from the University of Kansas and is one of only six persons to have earned distinction as both an Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) and Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP). He has presented at numerous conferences including the AFP International Conference, International Education Conference of AHP, and CASE District VI, and chaired several conferences of the APC. Mike has created and taught courses at Washburn University in fund raising and nonprofit management. He was a member of the Advisory Council of AFP's Advancing Philanthropy and has published articles there as well as in the AHP Journal. For over two years he was a monthly columnist for Fund Raising Management. He is included in several editions of Marquis Who's Who in America.
As Managing Partner of interNAC, Mike has been engaged in the global health sector and with nonprofit projects in Pakistan and Nigeria.