My Journey to
Meaningful Giving

Randi Hogan

Founder & President


In my practice, I strive to affirm every human being’s worth and dignity and take an approach that contributes to just outcomes and personal and social transformation. Centered in our work together are the communities we serve.”

Randi Hogan


I believe in the transformative power of philanthropy.

I’m passionate about connecting people like you with organizations and movements taking on challenging and important work in the world. If this is a path you are on now, or one you want to explore, I’d love to meet you.

What Draws Me to Philanthropy

For over 20 years I have worked inside exceptional nonprofits, building relationships with marginalized and vulnerable communities, and advising donors on making significant charitable gifts to fuel sustainable change. I learned early in my career that change efforts are successful, effective, and meaningful when the whole community is engaged in creating solutions together. The experience itself becomes transformational.

I founded Hogan Philanthropy Consulting to harness my knowledge and extensive experience to help people like you become more informed and engaged givers and invest your wealth in purpose.

Why I’m Different

As an independent philanthropy advisor, I’m entirely focused on you, and I personalize my approach to meet your goals. I am not beholden to an institution or bank, and I am not financially incentivized to encourage you to direct your money in a particular way. In me, you have a trusted guide, an astute listener, and discreet advisor as you navigate the journey to giving more boldly and getting more involved to create positive change in our world.

Why I’m Credentialed

In an evolving field where advisors with a variety of backgrounds are offering charitable planning, you want to be confident that your philanthropy advisor is knowledgeable, capable, and experienced. After many years of leadership in nonprofit organizations, I pursued the designation of Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® from The American College of Financial Services, which equips its professionals with a common body of knowledge. The cross-disciplinary, graduate-level curriculum spans and synthesizes the arts and sciences of philanthropic planning, including taxation, finance, fundraising, purposeful planning, family dynamics, psychology, and strategic philanthropy. Additionally, I am a 21/64 Certified Advisor in multigenerational advising, facilitation, and training within family philanthropy.

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Professional Affiliations

Committed to excellence in my practice, I am a 21/64 Certified Advisor in multigenerational advising, facilitation, and training within family philanthropy, and I have earned the designation of Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® from The American College of Financial Services.

  • 21/64

  • Maine Philanthropy Center

  • Purposeful Planning Institute

  • Institute for Family-Owned Business


National Gallery of Art

Young Playwrights’ Theater

White House Historical Association

Cooking for Community

Friendship Place

Grameen Foundation

Habitat for Humanity

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington

Institute for Humane Education


National Children’s Museum


Center for Watershed Protection

Marine Mammals of Maine

The Trust for Public Land

Sierra Club

Episcopal Diocese of Washington


St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Maine

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, DC

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together

Ford Foundation

Maine Philanthropy Center

Maryland Nonprofits

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation


Equal Justice Works

Farmworker Justice

National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Vital Voices Global Partnership

American Public Health Association

Center for Development and Population Activities

Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

National Assembly on School-Based Health Care


Your Partner in Giving

Hogan Philanthropy Consulting provides confidential and highly personalized advice to individuals and families seeking to maximize the meaning and purpose of their wealth through philanthropy. My services include discovering and defining your goals, facilitating your relationships with organizations, building your giving framework, and more.

“Randi immediately won my trust with her nimble, skillful action that propelled us forward. [We] could not have achieved such an incredible impact without Randi’s strategic guidance, expert advice and direct work from day one. She laid out a clear philanthropic plan in support of our vision and bolstered our confidence in our ability to succeed, all of which catapulted our initial ideas to the next level.”

- Ellie

Philanthropist and community advocate

“I call on Randi to guide me with my charitable planning. I consider her to be my loving – but firm – coach who gently asks the Big Questions. She has emboldened me to make the best decisions, distilled my vision for change into clear focus, and saved me precious time and disappointment of unmet expectations.”

- Private client

Donor and social change activist

“Randi opens space for us to be reflective and think more deeply about our own role in philanthropy. She is an excellent leader with an
impressive talent for engagement and dialogue creation. She is also a wonderful resource.”

- Participant

Philanthropic Learning Journey course

“Randi’s expertise was invaluable as we restructured our giving levels, defined critical paths to donors, expanded our reach and maximized the limited resources we had in house to exceed our goal. Randi was the picture of professionalism, integrity and creativity and was consistently flexible to changing plans and new ideas. Her knowledge and expertise in the resource development arena is something we will benefit from for years to come.”

- Deborah DuBois

Vice President, National Legal Aid & Defenders Association

“Randi is an excellent strategist and understands how to communicate complex information in simple ways. She has the best interests of her clients at heart and has a very deep knowledge of non-profit management and resource development. Randi’s insights provided my organization with a plan for smart revenue growth and laid the groundwork for developing a culture of philanthropy. Her work with us had a huge and lasting impact.

- Whitney Brimfield

Development Director, National Assembly of School-Based Health Care

“Randi helped our nonprofit organization develop a major donor campaign to establish an endowment fund to carry on advocacy on behalf of migrant farmworkers. She has been creative, strategic, organized, focused on important priorities, and timely, as well as a pleasure to work with. Randi enabled us to establish an infrastructure that we’ve never had before and trained our staff to carry out major fundraising efforts in unprecedented ways.”

- Bruce Goldstein

President, Farmworker Justice


News, Resources,
& Events

Browse the blog to read stories and insights on meaningful philanthropy  and find out about upcoming events.

Meaningful Giving as a Family Business
Accelerating a Philanthropist’s Impact
A Site Visit Unlocks Potential
Meaningful Philanthropy: a reading list 
What’s the best way to give to charity?
What is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®?
You’re giving generously. Is it all adding up?
Rising Generation: A Philanthropic Learning Journey
Engaging the Rising Generation


News, Resources,
& Events

Browse the blog to read stories and insights on meaningful philanthropy  and find out about upcoming events.

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