Give your Board, CEO's, physicians and volunteers the art of Bold Asking™

Philanthropy in the United States is at an all-time high, with gifts from individuals representing 87 percent of all charitable giving.

Many potential donors care deeply about medical research, education, and complex world problems. But, each year fundraising campaigns struggle for one simple reason: they fail to ask.

 Bold Asking™ is a coaching program of Vision Philanthropy Group designed to give Boards, CEO's,  physicians and volunteers the tools and confidence they need to become effective partners in major gift fundraising and building meaningful philanthropy.


Susan Holt, President, Vision Philanthropy Group

Susan Holt, President, Vision Philanthropy Group

Susan Holt is one of the premier health care and biomedical sciences fundraising professionals in the United States.  She has partnered with deans, presidents, board members and faculty in identifying, cultivating and closing gifts ranging from $1M to $250M.  During her 30-plus year career, she has helped some of the nation's preeminent physicians, scientists, and volunteers become willing participants in major gift fundraising.  With her help, not only have they become comfortable and effective in obtaining game-changing philanthropy for their institutions, they have experienced the joy of building meaningful relationships that translate into life-changing gifts.

“The research at Mass. Eye and Ear is a game changer in finding future cures for blindness and deafness. We needed to accelerate our fundraising program to make sure our world-class scientists have the philanthropic resources required to continue their discoveries. Susan has provided the counsel our entire team, and I, needed to create a high performing fundraising program. With her guidance, we have set audacious goals and are achieving fantastic results that exceed our expectations.” -Wyc Grousbeck, Chairman of the Board, Mass. Eye and Ear and Managing Partner, Governor and CEO of the Boston Celtics


Recent News

Our firm's President, Susan Holt, has been named incoming President of the Planned Giving Council of Middle Tennessee!


We are honored to welcome Chilton Medical Center Foundation as our client-partner for board training and strategic planning!


Please take a moment to watch our latest campaign awareness video with our client-partner, BrightStone, made in partnership with 501Cinema:  The Land of Dreams.


Photography by Jon Kent

Photography by Jon Kent

We are honored to welcome BrightStone as client-partner! BrightStone expands the potential of adults with special needs by providing opportunities and solutions that enrich their lives. www.brightstone.org 


A new VPG blog post is up! Click below to read more.

Designing Powerful Partnerships II: From the CEO's Corner. Why Me?

Our health care landscape continues to be faced with unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. The demands placed on CEO’s to navigate this ever-changing territory are similarly unparalleled. Losing sight of the power philanthropy plays in achieving vision and mission, even as external demands mount, may come at an enormous opportunity cost.


We enjoyed presenting our session, "Creating million dollar gifts and a new era of philanthropy with physician partners", with our client-partner, Mass Eye and Ear, at the AHP International Conference. Please contact us if you would like to learn more. 


We enjoyed meeting and seeing everyone at the AHP International Conference in Chicago! Thank you for coming by our booth to visit with us.