Paul D'Alessandro

Paul D'Alessandro

Paul D’Alessandro, J.D., CFRE, is a vice president at Innovest Portfolio Solutions. He is also the founder of High Impact Nonprofit Advisors (HNA), and D’Alessandro Inc. (DAI), which is a fundraising and strategic management consulting company. With more than 30 years of experience in the philanthropic sector, he’s the author of “The Future of Fundraising: How Philanthropy’s Future is Here with Donors Dictating the Terms.” 

He has worked with hundreds of nonprofits to raise more than $1 billion dollars for his clients in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, as a nonprofit and business expert — who is also a practicing attorney — Paul has worked with high-level global philanthropists, vetting and negotiating their strategic gifts to charitable causes. Paul understands that today’s environment requires innovation and fresh thinking, which is why he launched HNA to train and coach leaders who want to make a difference in the world.

It's Time to Rethink Nonprofits

Although the U.S. is a generous nation, Americans are skeptical of charities. Here are two ways that the sector can address this.

Is the Power of Corporations Shaping Nonprofits?

We know that we're living at a time of great shapeshifting, and the changes affect the nonprofit sector as well. One of the most significant shifts is corporations’ power and influence over what donors can and cannot do with the nonprofits they support.

Why Impact Investing Is Better for Social Good

Many in the nonprofit industry think things will always remain the same or evolve slowly. However, that couldn't be further from the truth. There’s a growing opportunity for innovation in social good — and one approach is impact investing, also known as mission- or values-based investing.