Our Clients

(partial list)

Our Partners

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Success Stories 

(client testimonials)

Working with The Athena Advisors helped us swiftly cut through the noise and focus on the essentials of our new fundraising strategy. As a small and busy department, having the guidance and support from Athena’s talented and dedicated team enabled us to develop complex multi-year income and return on investment analysis in order to form a strong evidence base for investment. Detailed step-by-step direction for how to access and maximise income generation in key markets was provided with a robust and reasoned pipeline of donor prospects. The Athena Advisors’ professional but accessible style of presenting and disseminating information secured strong buy-in from senior staff and Trustees. I thoroughly enjoyed our time working together.

John Graham

Director of Partnerships, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Our organization was launching a new initiative, the United States’ first investigative film festival, Double Exposure. We turned to The Athena Advisors to broaden our sources of funding, primarily among foundations. The Athena Advisors took a systematic, thorough, and ultimately successful approach, which effectively doubled the number of foundations supporting this initiative in just a few months. Beyond this, Robin was kind and supportive throughout the process, and has become a longstanding friend of the organization and the festival. 
Diana Jean Schemo

President, 100Reporters | Founder and Co-director, Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium

The Athena Advisors has been a true partner. We rely on them to provide in-depth information about prospects, support our fundraising efforts, and point us in the right direction for new initiatives that need to be funded. The Athena Advisors has truly added value and perspective to our team, and continues to be a critical resource for our organization. 
Harry L. Williams

President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

As a new non-profit, we were looking for support to better understand the foundation funder landscape. We chose to work with The Athena Advisors because literally everyone we reached out to consistently endorsed them. Robin and her team not only developed a well thought out list of prospects for us, they also delivered a series of very helpful and thought-provoking trainings to our senior leadership team on best practices around fundraising. They have always shown a genuine interest in our work and our success, and have continued to champion us in ways beyond the scope of any engagement we have with them. We consider them true partners; I highly recommend working with The Athena Advisors and look forward to continuing our relationship with them.

Shannon Bouton

President & CEO, Delterra

From the outset, Athena advisors dived deep to understand the mission and ethos of Aegis Trust, ensuring there was alignment between their team with our staff and board.   This proved essential, in order for them to harness Aegis Trust’s strengths and to help communicate more broadly.  Robin has built a great team of professionals around her, all of whom are a joy to work with.

James Smith, M.D. and Freddy Mutanguha

Founder and Co-Chair of the Board and CEO, Aegis Trust

We came into contact with The Athena Advisors after they were highly recommended to us by a colleague. We have found their work to be professional, of high quality and very relevant to our needs and complex area of work. Through this collaboration we have increased our strategic approach to resource mobilisation, and highly recommend them to others in the science and NGO sector.

Jakob Lundberg

Deputy Director, Foundation Future Earth, Sweden Hub