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Founder and Principal

At MICHAEL PANKOW CONSULTING, LLC we leverage 22 years of fundraising, capacity building and executive leadership to take organizations to the next level.  We work with organizations of all sizes experiencing transition.

We also work with individual social impact investors, foundations and corporations to help diversify, expand and fine tune their philanthropic interests and to support their grantees. We provide effective and results oriented advisory, interim leadership, and imbedded, hands-on services in fundraising, strategic planning, board development, operations and executive leadership.

When you are ready to take your vision to the next level, MICHAEL PANKOW CONSULTING, LLC has a tailored and effective solution. 


Michael is a seasoned and mission-focused professional with 22 years of fundraising, capacity building, and executive experience at international and U.S. domestic organizations.

He is the founder and principal at MICHAEL PANKOW CONSULTING, LLC, a private consultancy practice designed to work with start-up initiatives and organizations experiencing managed change/growth situations. He also provides philanthropic advisory, management and portfolio development services to individuals, private and public foundations, and corporations.


Current and previous clients include, JASA, NAMINJcitiesRISEThe Nest Foundation#Stroke of Genius, Force BluePeace Direct , and Geneva Global.


Michael previously served as the founding Director of the Art of Dying Institute and Director, Institutional Advancement at the New York Open Center. Prior to the Open Center, Michael worked with Strong MindsVillage Health WorksHIV Law Project, Human Rights WatchNYU Downtown Hospital, and the Michigan Humanities Council.

Michael lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters. He researches, writes about, and engages in the art of resilience at the individual and social level. In addition, he is the founder of Balance. Harmony. Flow., LLC, a self-care instructor and practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu - a physio-philosophy and energy healing art that empowers people to heal and 'Know Thy Self.'

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