Catalytic Giving

Posse Foundation

We helped conceive of and provided support to Posse Foundation for its Posse Consulting initiative, which creates an earned revenue stream for the foundation’s core work. Posse Consulting formalizes the organization’s expertise in the field of leadership development and diversity training and supports this work among external organizations to build and scale their college access and leadership development programming. Posse Consulting offers these organizations targeted diversity training for employees through workshops and day-long events, and training on how to reproduce these training programs.

Heckscher’s generous funding of Posse Consulting has allowed us to not only deepen our work in higher education, but to also reach beyond. Thanks to Heckscher, Posse now offers a wide range of companies and organizations effective strategies for improving diversity and inclusion.
Deborah Bial, Founder & President, Posse Foundation
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This initiative has enabled Posse to expand its impact in higher education as well as increase its influence over how college access programs and corporate diversity initiatives approach and address challenges related to promoting equity in their institutions. Posse Consulting has worked with other Heckscher grantees including Henry Street Settlement and CollegeSpring. Other clients of Posse Consulting have included New York University, Lafayette College, Franklin & Marshall College, NYU Stern School of Business, Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Bloomberg LP, National Society of Black Engineers, Office of the New York State Superintendent of Education, and The New World Foundation.