with the tools needed to build capacity, fundraise, and dismantle systems of inequity.
Talem is a derivation of the Latin word, talis, meaning distinguished or empowered, a sentiment we hope all of our clients embody as they move forward with their mission and distinguish themselves from other agencies.
Talem utilizes an intersectional and equity-based framework to ensure the communities being served are centered in the work we do.
Our culturally responsive fundraising techniques center a horizontal philanthropy mindset that places donors, nonprofits, and program recipients on equal footing. We use a data-driven analytical approach to generate healthy budgets, build financial reserves, diversify funding, implement new program components, and create strong organizational systems.
Our core values include a commitment to:
Personalized service & customized solutions
Open dialogue & pragmatic problem-solving
Inspired leadership & donor engagement
Professional ethics & standards
Advancing racial equity & inclusion
Our relationship begins with you as
Talem learns about:
Your specific needs and background
Your organizational scope and goals
The issues to be examined and services to be completed
Talem works with you to create custom strategies designed to reflect the specific needs and values of your community by determining:
A broad definition of the assignment
A basic analysis or information gathering assessment
Logical project phases
An assessment of the time needed to complete the assignment and cost
When appropriate, Talem Consulting will
provide a written proposal outlining:
Our understanding of the assignment
The recommended approach
The organization of the assigned work
Estimated time to complete the project and the cost