We remove the organizational concerns impacting your leadership:

  • the anxiety surrounding grant making and governance;
  • the disappointment with board structure and engagement; and
  • the overwhelm with the amount of work to be done with current capacity.

We have strengthened philanthropies and nonprofits around the globe:

  • For 15 years, Nic, our founder and CEO, has produced similar results for several international, multi-billion dollar philanthropies and nonprofits.
  • Nic was Associate General Counsel at New York’s largest community foundationThe New York Community Trust.
  • Nic was Deputy General Counsel and Secretary at George Soros’s Open Society Foundations.
  • Nic was the inaugural Senior Director of Operations and Foundation Counsel of Ray Dalio’s family philanthropy, Dalio Philanthropies.

We produce sustainable outcomes that allow philanthropies and nonprofits to:

  • improve board accountability for the Executive team…and avoid being included in the 39 percent of nonprofit boards who improperly evaluate their Executive teams;
  • create grant-making and governance processes and structures that support and reflect their values…and be excluded from the 69 percent that experience serious organizational infrastructure problems; and
  • build organizational capacity to accomplish competing priorities…and be counted out of the 17 percent that close down or significantly weaken their impact within 10 years of operation.

We can help you achieve similar results.

Be designed and built internally stronger to better deliver on your charitable mission to change the world.

I love using my legal training and expertise to help brave philanthropists, philanthropies, and nonprofits build capacity so they can change a corner of the world. If you think bravely, we can help you change the world too.

  Our founder and CEO, A. Nicole Campbell

No solution is the same. If you would like to explore how Build Up Advisory Group® can address your or your organization’s specific needs, schedule a complimentary Discovery Call with us today.

Strategically designing your infrastructure is becoming increasingly critical to strengthening your impact and funding potential, particularly for nonprofits serving vulnerable and marginalized communities. To help, we would like to share our Brave Infrastructure Design® Action Plan, designed with nonprofits in mind, and our Foundation Top 6 Guide, designed to help foundations build strong governance and grant making.

Our proven methodology is found within all of our Brave Infrastructure Design® advisory services.

How we work


More than half a decade of working with a global social impact network to build inclusive democracies: