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“Philanthropia Partners has walked alongside our team helping lay the track for future success of the Phoenix Society,” said Amy Acton, Executive Director. Read More


“I was particularly impressed with the way Deb presented the concepts of the three different types of capital that donors and board members have to offer: financial capital, relational capital and intellectual capital…” said Larry Aubrey, Director of Development Read More


“Deb brought a disciplined approach to analyzing campaign data and laid the foundation for the United Way to launch the next campaign in a timely manner…” said Brad Comment, VP Investor Relations Read More


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Deb has tremendous integrity, working from a values-based perspective that searches for and articulates the “why” in all development work. She is a thought leader, rallying staff and volunteers around her positive observations and insights.

Executive Director, ACLU of Michigan

In the News

Making an Impression – West Michigan Woman Magazine

As an intelligent, educated, hardworking woman, you may think, “I’ve got it made.” While those attributes are integral to your success, you’re missing one key element: People must know who you are. Your name comes to mind when they think of people they admire. They talk about you with their friends when sharing success stories. When writing an article about creating a memorable impression, they contact you for your insight. Read more

Launching our 5th year with a move to downtown Grand Rapids

Since 2010 Philanthropia Partners has worked alongside nonprofit organizations in Michigan developing innovative fundraising strategies and building smarter organizations. It’s no surprise then, as Philanthropia Partners moves into its 5th year that we’ve relocated to Blue35. The move has been both strategic and inevitableRead more

New ways of working in West Michigan - Rapid Growth Media

Blue35 is a collaboration between Rockford Construction and Haworth. It features two floors with the latest Haworth office products. It has conference rooms, a variety of single private offices and co-working stations. It targets both individuals and groups representing any industry or skill set.
Debra Minton, president of Philanthropia Partners, recently became a member at Blue35. “The decision to move was strategic and inevitable. We are planning to do much more seminar and presentation work and the space at Blue35 facilitates that,” she says. “It’s flexible, nimble and contemporary with state-of-the-art amenities. Often times, it’s difficult for clients to think of themselves differently when they are in their own offices and spaces. Blue provides a fresh space to see themselves and their work differently.” Read more

Why the Donor’s Story Matters - AFP eWire

This week, AFP eWire interviewed consultant and strategist Debra Minton, President of Philanthropia Partners in Grand Rapids, Mich. The topic was major gift donors–specifically, asking the right questions and taking the time to really listen. Read more

Interview with WGVU