Our Practice

We offer advice on strategy, due diligence, partnership opportunities, and best practices in philanthropy. Christine Sherry brings a thirty-year career of leadership in the foundation sector, business, law and global affairs to her consulting. She engages a team of researchers whose talents are specifically matched to client needs. In addition to her specialized coaching, Christine is a visiting practitioner with the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and teaches philanthropy through the Stanford Continuing Studies program.


On November 30th, Christine was featured in the presentation “How to Maximize Philanthropic Impact” for J.P. Morgan Private Bank. The event gathered influential thought leaders and philanthropists for a dynamic and interactive conversation on how to drive meaningful change. The event also marked the launch of a two-part publication that brings to life the theory and practice of philanthropy, authored by Sherry Consulting with the Philanthropy Centre of J.P. Morgan. The report can be found here.

This fall, Christine returned to Stanford Continuing Studies with “Philanthropy in the Age of Innovation,” a day-long workshop focused on new approaches to strategic giving. Incorporating concrete tools and resources, a variety of case studies, and a panel of guest speakers, the seminar explored innovative methods of impact tracking; grantee-centric giving; techniques for leveraging due diligence; and emerging issues of philanthropic attention.

Publications & Insights

Report: Making an Impact: A Guide to Strategic Philanthropy, a collaboration with the J.P. Morgan Philanthropy Centre.

Blog: Coalition of Law Firms Formed to Oppose Gun Lobby

The recent election of Donald Trump marks another victory for the United States’ gun lobby, which has grown considerably over recent years. In response, advocates of gun control are now looking to curb the lobby’s influence through collaboration with corporate law firms. Following the Orlando nightclub shooting as well as many others, the law firms Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Covington & Burling; Arnold & Porter; and four others have committed to providing tens of millions of dollars in free legal services to gun control groups. Continue reading here.