My specific areas of expertise include :

  • Fund Development
  • Major Gifts
  • Board Development, Recruitment, and Orientation
  • Board Governance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Executive Searches
  • Mission and Vision work
  • Communications and Messaging
  • Conflict Resolution

All of my work is customized to meet your individual needs as an organization, therefore the type of consulting, planning, and training services I provide varies greatly between clients.  I might:

  • Assess your strengths and challenges in a particular area (fund development, board work, communications, etc.) and make recommendations for change
  • Design a comprehensive strategy to grow or transform your board
  • Create a detailed fund development plan
  • Facilitate a retreat
  • Prepare speakers before a large event
  • Create and lead board or staff trainings
  • Provide ongoing consultation to a staff or board committee on a specific  topic
  • Coach staff or board leaders 1:1
  • Write or edit communications such as fundraising appeals

For most projects, it is worth taking the time to carefully assess the real issues, to design a creative plan that capitalizes on your unique strengths, and to implement the plan in a way that is realistic for already stretched staff and busy volunteers who can’t necessarily make board or fund development their top priority.  Working together to meet your specific needs and make real and sustainable change is what makes my job interesting and fun.

The following samples of my work may help you understand more about my philosophy and approach: