Erica (Puopolo) Scott-Adjei

Founder and Principal


Your Philanthropic Guide

As your Philanthropic Advisor, Erica bridges the gap between an organization's mission and a donor's vision to achieve measurable results and community impact. She is skilled at connecting the right people with the necessary resources to make a difference.


As your Fundraising and Grantwriting Expert, Erica has raised over $50 million dollars for organizations like yours throughout her 17+ year career. 


Words of Praise: what our clients say...

"I love working with Erica because she not only get things done, she gets them done right the first time." - Nonprofit Executive Director 

"Erica is a wiz at grant writing, strategic planning, and coalition-building. And what's most impressive is that she manages to wield all of these talents effortlessly." - Nonprofit Executive Director


"Erica is a remarkable philanthropic leader who really cares. She led us through difficult conversations with grace. Her commitment to open communication and building strong relationships helped us align our values with our grantmaking strategies and identify areas for growth." - Family Foundation Trustee

Meet Erica

Philanthropy is Personal 

Erica Scott-Adjei is a seasoned philanthropic advisor and fundraiser who is passionate about creating positive social change. Raised by her mom who was a public school teacher, Erica learned the value of hard work and sacrifice, which empowered her to pursue her education. After graduating from Harvard and the University of North Carolina as a first generation low income student, she dedicated her career to serving causes and communities from reproductive justice and immigrant rights, to communities of color and the LGTBQ+ community, to public health, civil rights, and social justice. 


Erica became a natural fundraiser at an early age, going door to door selling candy bars and holding car washes or bake sales to raise funds to attend sports competitions or the national speech and debate tournament. Since then, she has translated her fearlessness in fundraising to empower individuals, families, and organizations to envision and realize the change they want to see in the world. Let's put the FUN back in FUNdraising, together!


Putting Extensive Experience and Leadership to Work for YOU

Erica is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and a 21/64 certified advisor for multigenerational families and next-generation donors. She has an AB degree from Harvard and an MA from UNC-Chapel Hill. Additionally, she was a Community Fellow at the Institute for Nonprofit Practice at Boston University. In 2019, Erica even ran for the position of Mayor of Fall River, MA.


Erica's community leadership extends beyond her professional endeavors. She has served on the boards of diverse organizations like First Generation Harvard Alumni, NARAL Pro-Choice MA, Native American Alumni of Harvard University, South Coast Women's Fund, and several choral and neighborhood associations. She was appointed to the MA LGBTQ Youth Commission and the Bristol County Commission on the Status of Women.


Her expertise and efforts have gained recognition in various news outlets, including NPR, Boston Globe, MSNBC, Bloomberg Radio, and more. She has also conducted trainings for numerous audiences, including Grantmakers in Health and NARAL Pro-Choice America, demonstrating her commitment to sharing her knowledge and empowering others.