I’ve worked in the nonprofit sector for 25+ years as a consultant, senior staff person, and adviser for hundreds of U.S./international nonprofits and philanthropic institutions of all shapes and sizes. Today, I bring that experience to bear with nonprofits and foundations across the country, providing them with a wide range of services, including: strategic planning and positioning, program development, evaluation, marketing/ communications, and public policy research/analysis. Projects range from short-term interventions that increase development and marketing capacity to long-term initiatives that assist a wide range of foundations—family, corporate/technology, and national—with every step in the process of researching, designing and launching multi-million dollar grant making strategies that lead to measurable results.
Working with a diverse group of thought leaders and practitioners who are bringing a more open source approach to nonprofit management and strategic philanthropy, I believe effective consulting needs to harness a broad spectrum of collective knowledge—offline and online—that helps individuals, nonprofits, and foundations identify, test, implement and evaluate solutions with the potential for real impact.
Bottom line: I want you to get what you’re paying for. Don’t hire me if you just want to hear what you already know, or you’re looking for a boilerplate approach. I deliver strong, high-quality, and tailored results based on scores of diverse client experiences and a deep grounding in the social sector. I work in partnership with organizations to explore, question, and build work products that round out internal knowledge with expert perspective and present that information in fresh and useful ways.
I’m also known as a connector with a national network of hundreds of influential individuals and organizations from a wide variety of fields who receive my email blasts on a regular basis. I keep a regular pulse on news in the sector and share what I think matters.
While I am deadly serious about the work I do, I think the process itself should always include an element of fun, so I lean more on informality than ceremony.