Sky(lark) Strategies is a Silicon Beach philanthropy shop employing a Triple Bottom Line business model. We work primarily in California, EU, and Asia and we help Foundations, Universities and NGOs to make themselves, and the world, better. This is real for us: we push ourselves towards a future where, by 2050 we positively impact, in small or large ways, 10 billion people.
We provide knowledge and methods for success. On a day to day basis, we mix a pragmatic business perspective with a commitment to community issues and environmental health at the intersection of the for-profit and non-profit worlds. We are effective on projects where small teams are called to create deep change, and we get a kick from knowing that we see opportunities and intersections most people don’t stop long enough to notice.
We really love working on building partnership, digging for solutions to Grand Challenges (diseases, dictatorship, the impact of automation, global problems, community or systemic issues, etc.) and taking start-up efforts to scale – be it foundations, nonprofits, or enterprises looking at creating a social impact.
We believe that our world is moving at an ever faster pace of technology advancement, globalization, and population shifts. What happened yesterday in Europe, Asia, Africa or the Americas has an effect on what happens today in California and vice-versa. As a result, we look at change strategies that incorporate tested methodologies while going beyond. We are open to working with everything from traditional grantmaking to business design, constantly tweaking a blended impact formula, building collaborations, and creating strong alliances that can galvanize resources and co-create change. It is not about innovation for innovation’s sake, it is about adapting, listening, learning, and arriving at what works.
WE HAVE A 30 YEARS STRATEGIC AGENDA
Our first decade (2016-2026) is our Transatlantic Decade. With a California + Europe lens, we are working on building NGO financial, strategic and programmatic prowess, and on solving global challenges. Our current focus is on public/private partnerships and innovating initiatives with European entities, while solidifying our local market share. We are investing time and effort in strengthening the relationship between the US and EU at the level of civil society, infusing action from California eastwards, and using social entrepreneurship to push the nonprofit field from bootstrapping to affluence while generating progress towards the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically, SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals. As demand-based requests arrive from entities in other parts of the world, we are judicious on what we take on, and what we set aside.
Our second decade (2027-2037) is our TransPacific Decade capturing market share in Asia/Pacific, while continuing to strengthen the civil society as a whole, building synergies, and creating more collaborations in US and EU.
Our third decade (2038-2048) is going to be our True Global Decade, helping to infuse demand-based, effective change strategies in societies all over the world, and empowering others to actualize their own agenda of positive, sustainable change.
Call us: +1 (310) 387 7017. We’ll help you shape your impact and make a dent in what ails the world.