Interwoven with our core work providing philanthropic strategy, capacity building and leadership development, we are using the momentum of being a young company to create change in additional ways. For details regarding our ancillary projects listed below, reach out to (310) 387 7017 or cristina [at] skylarkstrategies [dot] com

    • The Transatlantic Declaration
      The Transatlantic Declaration

      With support from the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Robert Bosch Stiftung, and The Chicago Council, we are working with a group of young leaders from civil society in the United States and Germany to take charge and turn the page on the current political narrative, writing a new chapter in the transatlantic relationship between Germany and the US. Read More
      April 14, 2016
    • Revolution Of. Connections
      Revolution Of. Connections

      RevolutionOf.Connections is a 3 years, multicultural, multifaceted experiential campaign designed to raise awareness around values Germans and Americans share, celebrating commonalities and exploring the Waldorf cultural relevance in the U.S. It is intended to build friendships across the Atlantic and crowdsourcing solutions to social disconnect and environmental concerns.Read More
      April 14, 2016
    • The GG Society Fellowship
      The GG Society Fellowship

      Partially supported by grant funding, The GG Society Fellowship is a 1-year executive leadership program. It is a facilitated conversation rooted in the neurobiology of leadership, and a collaborative effort hinging upon objective relationships and a supremely tactical use of resources, transcending the silos between donors and donees. The GG Society Fellowships transfer knowledge and perspective from the philanthropy world into the front-line.Read More
      April 14, 2016
    • Sky(lark) Center for Democracy – Tuscany
      Sky(lark) Center for Democracy – Tuscany

      We are in the planning phase for the development of a Sky(lark) Center for Democracy and Sustainability in Tuscany, Italy. The idea behind the center is rooted in the concept of Philanthropy of Places.  The Center will provide educational opportunities for NGOs and Foundations, and we are envision opening this retreat space in 2020. Because there is no reason to work on the world’s most difficult problems in a cubicle, we are currently looking for funding partners. Read More
      April 14, 2016
    • International NGO Accelerator
      International NGO Accelerator

      In May 2016, we kicked-off a 2-year pilot NGO Accelerator Lab in Timisoara, Romania sharing our hands-on experience with local visionaries and providing them with shortcuts to create change. It is a mutually beneficial project: young leaders learn about US best practices, and we learn what works and what doesn’t in specific emerging social impact markets. Read More
      April 14, 2016
    • The GG Society Network
      The GG Society Network

      This is a project aimed to increase the greater good (hence the GG) by addressing leadership challenges usingthe age-old concept of human societies. All executives are under the pressure of a tremendous balancing act requiring them to manage, motivate and inspire, to constantly self-assess and adapt, to be political and mercurial while equally visionary.Read More
      April 14, 2016
    • Sky(lark) Europe
      Sky(lark) Europe

      Sky(lark) Europe is our R&D lab. Located in Berlin under the German nonprofit tax code, Sky(lark) Europe is our beachhead into the EU. Its mission is to bring American entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation to the European social sector, actively galvanizing public/private partnerships, looking for locals problems to solve, and stimulating social solutions that are begging to be brought to market. We are actively looking for EU partners, funders, and projects to dive into. Read More

      July 2, 2016
    • Applied Foresight
      Applied Foresight

      A program of Sky(lark) Europe, Applied Foresight is a large scale NGO Accelerator for building Financial sustainability in the social sector in the EU. We are changing the way future international development work is being funded, alleviating the pressure on public budgets and creating a model for long-term, sector-wide sustainability. We need to catalyze a shift in perspective and prepare the field to be more agile, responsive, and retooled with innovative way of operating their day-to-day programming. Read More

      March 16, 2018
    • IGNITE!

      IGNITE! focuses on dialogue, exchange, and cooperation between people and cultures, with the aim of establishing and expanding German networks in the US through philanthropy. It is intended to demonstrate the areas in which Germany and the US complement one another as partners, and can work towards evolving cross cultural and continental philanthropy models and impact together.Read More

      March 16, 2018
    • Freedom Fellowship
      Freedom Fellowship

      A Democracy Accelerator / Dictatorship Decelerator, the Freedom Fellowship works to support and grow democracy worldwide while undermining dictatorship in specific countries. Following a pilot we conducted in 2017 for Ecuador, we are establishing a 2-year formal program ito meet a deep need for support and acceleration of democratic action for activists working within closed countries.Read More

      March 16, 2018