Erin is the Founder and Principal of Erin Kahn Consulting, a philanthropic advising practice that helps donors, affluent families and grantmaking organizations to advance their giving with impact. She works with clients to create bold giving strategies and design the organizational infrastructure required to achieve results. Her consulting practice also includes executive coaching for private foundation leaders who are relatively new to their roles.
Prior to consulting, Erin spent 12 years as the founding Executive Director of the Raikes Foundation, a private foundation based in Seattle. In this role, she managed all aspects of the foundation’s start up and maturation, including building the staff team and developing grantmaking strategies. Prior to the Raikes Foundation, Erin spent eight years at Social Venture Partners Seattle, one of the first “venture philanthropy” organizations in the US. She worked closely with dozens of new givers to develop their skills and effectiveness to address complex social problems through philanthropy. Across all of her roles, Erin has been a strategist, facilitator, and trusted partner to philanthropists who are ready to move from ideas to action.
- Erin Kahn Consulting
- Coaching | Engaging the Next Generation | Family Philanthropy | Strategic Grantmaking
- 21/64 Approach Training | Managing Family Dynamics