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How We Do What We Do

We are hands-on, results-oriented and process-driven.

We probe and we listen. We research and synthesize information. We favor candor, ask the critical and sometimes difficult questions, and say the things that need to be said, even when they may be hard to hear.

We think inclusively, look at the big and small pictures, and offer a holistic approach to addressing challenges that capitalizes on your distinct organizational strengths.

We highlight the meaning of your work and the assets of your institution. We help you to clarify your vision of the future, invest in the right talent and systems, and then work in partnership with you to achieve your goals.

We tell your story in ways that invite community participation and investment.

We focus on engagement and collaboration because building community results from many voices. It takes vision and a village to have impact, create change, serve a need, and make a difference in the world.

We show you how to connect with the right people – staff, trustees, donors, audiences. We make things personal because it’s really all about your people and who you serve.

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What We Do

We begin each engagement with a thorough understanding of your organizational assets, the challenges you face and the outcomes you seek. We follow this with an assessment of “current conditions” and then recommend and help you to implement strategies that produce results. We bring to our recommendations a comprehensive knowledge of the cultural sector gained from more than two decades of experience in the field. Our intent is to share that knowledge and enable organizations to operate at high levels of efficiency and effectiveness.

Our services:

  • Planning and Organizational Development

    • Organizational assessments and stakeholder interviews
       
    • Strategic and operating plans
       
    • Governance and board building
       
    • Mentoring, coaching and team building
       
    • Interim leadership staffing
       
  • Resource Development

    • Development audits and systems

    • Annual, major gift and project fundraising

    • Feasibility studies

    • Capital and endowment campaigns
       

  • Strategic Communications

    • Marketing audits and plans

    • Integrated messaging and stakeholder relations

    • Donor communications and stewardship

    • Public speaking engagements

Professional Standards

We strive to provide great value to our clients. We uphold the highest ethical standards and keep all client and constituent information confidential. We work under contract on a project or retainer fee. For fundraising engagements: We do not work on commission or raise funds to underwrite our services. We also do not handle funds on behalf of our clients. We adhere to all charity bureau regulations in the states where our clients are located, and ensure the same from our affiliated consultants.