What We Do

Non-Profit Services

Pathfinder Philanthropy Advisors works with regional non-profit organizations in the context of strategic planning, organizational capacity building, capital campaign planning and management, community outreach and leadership training. We develop and support an organizational “Culture of Philanthropy” with our clients. In partnership with the staff leadership, board members understand, embrace and act upon fundraising activities of annual, capital, and major donor campaigns in a collaborative and donor-focused effort.

Capital Campaign Planning & Management


Community Outreach


Leadership Training


Organizational Capacity Building


Strategic Planning


Mountain Pathfinder

What We Do

Philanthropy Services

Pathfinder Philanthropy Advisors provides research and counsel on charitable giving, develops philanthropic giving programs and offers strategic management services for small foundations, trusts and philanthropists.

Research & Counsel on Charitable Giving


Philanthropy mission and vision

Core values development

Impact opportunities

Strategic management services

Giving Plan Implementation

First Snowfall

Our goal is to develop and support an organizational “Culture of Philanthropy” amongst our clients. Staff leadership and board members will obtain the support they need to act as a team in embracing fundraising for annual, capital, and special project campaigns. We support successful campaigns that are collaborative and donor-driven.

About us

Our Team

Elaine Carney

Elaine Walsh Carney, Founding Principal

  • Strategic Advisor
  • Decades of Fundraising Experience
  • Skilled and Experienced Facilitator and Negotiator

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Carter Cox

Carter Cox, Senior Associate

  • Philanthropy Consultant
  • Experience with major gift strategies, campaign planning studies and capital campaigns
  • Skilled and experienced in project and relationship management

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Recent Projects

Clients

The Nature Conservancy – Caribbean Division

The Nature Conservancy – Caribbean Division

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Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation

Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation

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Teton Valley Aquatics

Teton Valley Aquatics

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Central Wyoming College

Central Wyoming College

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Teton Creek Corridor

Teton Creek Corridor

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Maine Recovery Fund

Maine Recovery Fund

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Alexander Dawson School

Alexander Dawson School

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Keystone Science School

Keystone Science School

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Alliance for Sustainable Colorado

Alliance for Sustainable Colorado

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American Alpine Club

American Alpine Club

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The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy

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Teton County Search and Rescue

Teton County Search and Rescue

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Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe

Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe

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Aspen Community School

Aspen Community School

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Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club

Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club

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Center for the Arts

Center for the Arts

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Wyoming Community Foundation

Wyoming Community Foundation

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Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

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Larimer Humane Society

Larimer Humane Society

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Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club

Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club

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Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Greater Yellowstone Coalition

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Snake River Fund

Snake River Fund

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Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Wyoming Game & Fish Department

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Teton Valley Community School

Teton Valley Community School

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