LM & Associates is a full-service consulting firm, providing individuals, corporations and nonprofit organizations with the tools needed to change lives, communities, and ultimately, the world. As a B corporation, our mission parallels that of philanthropy. Stemming from the Greek word “philantropia,” which means “for the love of human kind,” LM & Associates was created with that very purpose in mind. We believe on improving the quality of life in our communities by providing comprehensive institutional advancement support to nonprofit organizations and social entrepreneurship clients, who are committed to dissipating social and environmental issues and concerns. Unlike traditional businesses, we are focused on meeting comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards while adhering to high ethical and legal principles. Correspondingly, our main purpose is to build business constituency for good business and for the betterment of society by using a holistic approach focused on mindfulness practices.
ΦΙΛΑΝΘΡΩΠΊΑ… or “philanthrōpia” is synonymous with the phrase “love of mankind/humanity.” Its etymology comes from the Greek word “philos” (loving) and “anthrōpos” (person). Philanthropy has distinguishing characteristics separate from charity; not all charity is philanthropy (and vice versa). Even though there is a quite an overlap in practice—in that charity usually aims to relieve the pain of a particular social problem, while philanthropy attempts to address the root of the problem—the difference is between the proverbial gift of a fish to a hungry person, versus teaching them how to fish.
Similarly, our mission includes but is not limited to both, philanthropy and charity; as we deliver consulting service to mission-driven organizations and social entrepreneurship clients with the purpose of imparting knowledge, so that organizations can learn sustainable ways of accomplishing their mission of relieving social issues. Our aim is to partner and commit with both the non-for-profit and private sectors for the benefit and advancement of humanity as a whole. Our vision is to be the first-choice partner globally for leadership teams seeking substantial and sustainable growth in outreach and engagement, as well as in the philanthropic support of their missions.
We recognize and cultivate deep awareness and authenticity, and offer an inspirational vision for our shared futures. We value the interdependence of all parties for success: team members, stakeholders, clients, patrons, and mentors.
We appreciate teamwork and collaboration as a way to maximize our shared knowledge and bring greater value to our customers and the projects we undertake.
Adhering to the highest ethical standards of personal and business conduct allows us to make smart, deliberate decisions with the utmost integrity at all times.
We believe in the power of the creative mind, of thinking outside the box, and that uniqueness and originality are the domain of the pacesetters that are willing to lead.
We respect our colleagues, customers, and consumers, and treat them as we want to be treated. We have confidence in each other’s capabilities and intentions.
At LM & Associates, we are committed in heart and mind to our mission of providing clients with the tools needed to change lives, communities, and ultimately, the world.