Girls in Darfur

Strategic Planning

Tools of business and social change and the principles of people-centered design.

Strategic Planning

Business Modeling

Resourcing the strategic plan.

Business Modeling

True Cost Accounting

Measure and monetize social and environmental externalities to make sense of true financial returns.

True Cost Accounting

Organizational Coaching

Guidance for leading, planning and creating social change.

Organizational Coaching

Measurement and Evaluation

Measuring organizational progress on plans and on programs – even hard to measure ones.

Measurement and Evaluation

Board Governance

Shared accountability, broad diversity and structure that supports strategic plan.

Board Governance

What We Do

We are change strategists and problem solvers.  We offer strategic planning and evaluation and measurement linked to creating positive social change.   As change agents, we are leading the development of true cost accounting methodologies for triple bottom-line reporting and management of businesses, non-profits and systems.  

Who We Serve

We work with foundations, individual donors, corporations, non-profits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and social entrepreneurs whether for-profit or non-profit.   We only provide fundraising support as part of strategic planning to create a culture of fundraising at the organization.

What Makes Us Effective

We are experts in social change.  We use the tools of social change and business as well as the principles of human-centered design and social return on investment. We pay attention to all of the elements that need to be in place for social change to happen.    

Theresa’s wide-ranging experiences provide informed, insightful perspectives on issues related to institutional and personal philanthropy. She demonstrates a capacity to understand differing views and is driven to find common ground. Theresa always has fresh perspectives on issues and is willing to challenge longstanding assumptions as a means of developing pragmatic solutions.

Robert D. Haas, Chairman Emeritus, Levi Strauss and Co. and President, Levi Strauss Foundation

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About Ideal Philanthropy & Sustainability

Ideal Philanthropy & Sustainability was founded by Theresa Fay-Bustillos, a philanthropic and business executive, as well as civil rights and human rights lawyer who has successfully worked in the public and private sectors both in the U.S. and around the world.

Her unique background and work experience have positioned her to see how social change can happen, what needs to be in place and what needs to be left behind. She has also witnessed the value of strategy in organizations faced with limited resources and high demand and in organizations with the resources to make many different choices. Her years of working in communities have taught her the power of listening and strength of compassion. Strategy and compassion are at the core of this firm.

Contact Us

  • Ideal Philanthropy & Sustainability LLC
  • 524 Union Street, Suite No. 332, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • 1 415 336 2291 Skype: theresa.fay.bustillos