About Us

Purpose Advisors is a consortium of transformative strategists with deep expertise in nonprofits and foundations. Uncommonly engaged, empathetic and purpose-driven, we help you make a difference.

Purpose Advisors founder Deborah Flood has a strong track record as a trusted advisor and strategist to mission-driven organizations. Her clients have ranged from large foundations to small and mid-sized organizations in fields as diverse as social justice, community development, and public health, among others. Earlier in her career, Deborah held senior staff positions at US and international organizations, including several years at the Open Society Foundations. She has a BA from Oberlin College and a Masters degree in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

As a business owner and entrepreneur, Deborah has cultivated a broad network of colleagues who augment her services.

Deborah Flood
Principal + Founder

Deborah worked with me on a number of different initiatives at the Gates Foundation. She was able to rapidly get up to speed on new and disparate subject areas and brought the required strategic coherence to complicated issues. I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again.

Craig Cramer, Former Senior Program Officer,  Gates Foundation

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