OUR VISION

A world of abundant philanthropy. 


OUR MISSION

You work to do good. We work with you to do better. 


OUR VALUES


Plentiful is also a simple expression of the roles of beneficiary and benefactor in philanthropy. For those accountable for raising money, it results from understanding the relationship between the two. It’s part mindset and skillset, IQ and EQ, brand management and fundraising. It’s the hard work of establishing a certain culture, rather than simply creating another campaign. And it’s what Plentiful founder, Sharon Steele, does. Because most of all, it’s rewarding.

Sharon grows things—understanding, passion, and reputation. And with more than 25 years of fundraising and business development experience specific to foundations and not-for-profits, she also grows contributed income.

A former partner and CMO at Ologie, one of the nation’s fastest growing branding agencies, Sharon helped to establish higher education as the agency’s largest portfolio, managing clients that included Smith College, the University of Arizona, Pratt Institute, Sewanee – The University of the South, and many more. Prior to joining Ologie, Sharon served as philanthropic advisor to Women Moving Millions, a campaign in partnership with the Women’s Funding Network aimed at securing individual gifts of at least $1 million for the advancement of women. Her appointment to the campaign was prompted by her accomplishments during her time as the founding CEO of The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, a public foundation that embraces philanthropy as a means to affect positive social change for women and girls. Thanks to Sharon’s stewardship, The Women’s Fund quickly emerged as a leader in the global women’s funding movement.

Sharon continues to serve as consultant to numerous public and community foundations, helping them to establish a culture of philanthropy and raise (more) money. As such, she founded Plentiful, LLC.

 


The Women Have Options board of directors had the privilege to work with Sharon during our most recent strategic-planning process that culminated in the decision to hire our first-ever paid Executive Director. From initial needs-assessment with board leadership, facilitated conversation, transition planning and strategic messaging, her leadership helped ensure continuity of leadership and clarity of message to donors and constituents. Sharon’s support has been essential to the organization’s campaign fundraising successes and donor retention through this transition.
— Adam Fazio, Board of Directors | Women Have Options/Ohio