Strategic Philanthropy

We are... The Exception

We Are

In today’s economy, both for profit and nonprofit entities face a never-ending list of frustrations, challenges and uncertainties. As a strategic philanthropy  development agency, we provide innovative solutions to create the greatest impact.

Through our signature integrated approach and exceptional creative intelligence our services are designed to build and leverage your vision of philanthropy. With over 14 years of experience in philanthropy, corporate partnership, fund development and campaign strategies the Genési Group helps individuals, companies and nonprofits impact communities every day.

We combined experiential marketing and build ecosystems that strategically mold internal and external cultures of personal philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, collaborative partnerships, diversified community outreach programs, and brand awareness in giving.

Our team of professionals specialize in effectively helping you re-align, re-discover and re-focus the growth of your fundraising initiatives, annual giving plans, leadership development and capital campaigns.

The Business of Strategy + Passion + Hope = Philanthropy

Philanthropy is not charity. It is the constant stewarding of our humanity through the desire to help, the desire to make a difference and the ability to collectively bring change.

We understand how to navigate complex environments and competitive dynamics to provide solutions for sustainability in giving. Genési provides leadership development services through comprehensive workshops and tools that increase your ability to be effective in both the local and global community.

Regardless of one’s individual giving focus, or the size and industry of a business, our expertise will guide you to real and measurable outcomes you envision through your legacy or brand.

Iris Ivana Grant

CEO & President

Iris Ivana Grant is the Founder and CEO of the Genési Group Incorporated. She facilitates dialogue with businesses in development strategies that expose areas of benefit, not readily identified through traditional models in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, community engagement and brand awareness. By using these innovative approaches, Iris brings to the light significant benefits that add overwhelming value to the bottom line of nonprofits and for-profit businesses alike.

This in turn has made her a respected and credible voice in philanthropy and in the business community. She is a strong advocate of entrepreneurial businesses and serves on the Association of Professional Fundraisers (AFP) international committee, the AFP Board’s for the First Coast and Atlanta Chapters and other various Foundation boards.

Iris is a TEDx speaker and demonstrates visionary approaches and is a strong advocate and cultivator of inclusive collaborative partnerships in philanthropy and targeted engagement.  She is a bold dynamic strategist and speaker with a unique energetic passion that is infectious.

We Create

The bold and unconventional

Strategic Philanthropy. Cutting edge individuals and entrepreneurs look to develop giving opportunities that allow them to continue to be innovative and often non-traditionalist.  We help design strategies for giving portfolios that allow individuals and families to give in the same unique manner in which they live their lives and build their brands.

Philanthropic and collaborative cultures

Your brand is your signature. Your core values, vision and mission drive the message and empowers our strategies. Together, we will strategically map needs, barriers and opportunities to successfully navigate the interaction between corporations, their non-profit partners and the communities they both serve. We are concerned about the impact of the investment as well as the true return on investment.  So, we bridge the B2B gaps in deliverables between community access, investments of corporate social responsibility. Our experts bring unique solutions that increase your impact.

Leadership growth and development

We educate through keynotes, workshops and trainings: from substantive business presentations designed to inform, build teams, increase Board engagement and inspire the entrepreneurial spirit. Our teams support fund development professionals and nonprofit Boards trainings. We are committed to help you build a grow in capacity and sustainability as you connect your vision with opportunity.


"Impact investing moves beyond the consideration of profitability and bottom lines; it engages in collaborative partnerships, cutting edge ideas and strategies that result in us experiencing the unimaginable. " - Iris Ivana Grant

Define the core

Refine - Clarify - Focus - Expand We provide frameworks that help a company make effective decisions about its goals, financial sustainability, objectives and growth direction. As an independent strategy consultant our methodology and thought processes support leader's in their decisions about the future.


We assist companies in identifying the impact of trends and regulations in their industry and in the community they serve. Developing programs and strategies that target sustained value creation for financial growth and sustainability is essential.

Growth fundamentals

Only one in 10 companies succeeds in achieving sustained growth. We help companies grow by defining and focusing on their core.

Brand strategy

Align marketing and brand strategy with overarching business objectives; ensure marketing investments are generating highest returns and reinforcing the brand positioning; and build a loyal customer/ client/employee base through branding that cultivates a strong, trusted image.

Brand management

Build a brand - Cultivate relationships. We provide support in recognizing branding opportunities and identifiers through a variance of messages, partnerships, events and initiatives that meet the needs of your target audience.

Contact Us

Headquarters address

Atlanta Office: 1070 Sims St SW, Atlanta GA 30310

Florida Office: 3545 St. Johns Bluff Road S, Ste 1, Jacksonville, FL 32224



(904) 651-8379

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