Javier La Fianza is founder and CEO of Valiente Philanthropic Consulting, a boutique consulting firm creating greater philanthropic impacts for nonprofit organizations, corporate foundations, and high net worth individuals. Through effective strategic planning, fundraising, organizational and board development, Valiente ensures clients’ philanthropic efforts and outcomes are efficient, effective, and powerful for donors, organizations and those being served.
Mr. La Fianza brings the experience, skills and relationships honed over a three-decade career in philanthropy. This includes twenty years as CEO or COO, successfully leading organizations experiencing rapid growth or in turnaround situations; circumstances where innovative and collaborative leadership are essential to generating results and success.
Mr. La Fianza brings an entrepreneurial spirit to philanthropy, including creating new revenue streams, streamlining processes and a willingness to take risks. This strategy has successfully enhanced corporate brands through effective philanthropy, creating relationships delivering significant financial and human resources on behalf of nonprofit organizations.
Mr. La Fianza has extensive international experience, especially developing, growing, and teaching leadership programs in Canada, China, Ireland, Iraq, Mexico, the Philippines, South Korea, Turkey and Uganda.
Mr. La Fianza authored a leadership column for several years for the Pacific Coast Business times, focusing on leadership, innovation, and team development. He is working on a book on innovative philanthropy and philanthropists.
Clients include The Jensen Project, Ross Initiative on Sports Equity, DreamCatchers and American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), along with other confidential engagements.
Mr. La Fianza has served on numerous local, state, and national Boards and enjoys traveling with his wife, Anne.