Non-Profit 501(c)3 organizations are now facing their greatest challenges ever, ranging from reduced funding and staff cuts to increased competition for available grant funding. I bring over 20 years experience in the non-profit world and offer a wide variety of consulting services that reflect the new realities.


If your focus has been dragged away from the magic results of
non-profit work in favor of maintaining your organization,
I can help.

Grant Research Grant Writing Grant Administration

Private Fund Raising Consultation Graphic Design

Live Event Management & Production


Computer/Software Instruction/Tutorials/Troubleshooting

Trouble Shooting and Evaluations for struggling organizations and those in transition.

Workshops for staff that focus on specific needs.

Temporary Staffing










 










 



Northern Nevada Youth Services - Carson City/Reno Lake Tahoe, NV - 1985- 1990 - Original Board Member and Executive Director. Helped to create an organization that focused on at-risk youth and teens. Organization grew from $5,000 private contribution start-up funding to $100,000 annual budget with grant funding from the Nevada Health & Human Services Department and the Ronald L. Olson Foundation and a dedicated private fund raising system.

Juneau Jazz & Classics - Juneau, AK - 1998-2001 - Executive Director. 10-day Jazz and Classical Music Festival featuring music workshops for youth and adults. Maintained 40-event schedule in 10-day concert window, coordinated all talent, contracts, venues, scheduling, staff of 100+ volunteers. Created all graphics and marketing tools, managed concessions and other profit centers, all grant writng and private funding while balancing average operating budget of $150,000. Consistent funding from Alaska State Council on the Arts, City & Borough of Juneau and the National Endowment on the Arts.

Lana'i Art Center - Lana'i City, Lana'i, HI - 2002 - 2008 - Executive Director. Revived moribund arts organization. Increased grant funding from Lana'i Community Benefit Association, Hawai'i State Foundation on Arts & Culture and Maui County Deprtment of Health & Human Resources from $22,000 to $57,000, increased annual budget from $75,000 to $200,000. Raised grant evaluation ratings from the 60th percentile into the high 90's. Created new profit centers in retail art gallery, retail art supplies & concessions. Doubled the frequency of youth art classes. Created the following new programs, free to the public: Stars Under the Stars Outdoor Film Series, Free Hawai'ian Music Concert Series, Youth Art & Story Project.



RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Volunteer Grant Board member for the Nevada State Arts Council and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. This work enabled me to see the grant writing process from the evaluation and committee side. Having a grant writer, consultant or administrator in your camp who has seen both sides of the fence is an invaluable resource. Tapping into the experience that has consistently secured funding on the state and federal level at the highest grant application ratings maximizes that resource.

Independent Business owner for over a decade increased my financial management skills and broadened my responsibilties, while sharpening my ability to work independently, set and meet deadlines and analyze and solve problems. Average annual gross sales of $1,000,000.00, average staff of 12.

Lead Graphic Designer for the University of Alaska Southeast. The fusion of meeting the demands of multiple university departments, while staying on budget and exercising creativity pays dividends. I can deliver quick, attractive and functional marketing pieces to satisfy any scope of project, budget level and design needs, or provide you with documentation photography services, scanning, web site design and more.

Over a decade in varying capacities in the music business including work for Warner Brothers Music, Columbia Records and the Paramount Theater in Seattle, Washington. These tasks gave me a solid grounding in financial management, contract negotiation and live event execution.

Published fiction and non-fiction author, plus proof reader for the State of Alaska Senate. Writing is but one of my passions and whether you need a concise but personalized grant narrative to a staff manual that won't put them to sleep to a private fund raising letter that's concise and touches the heart, I can help.

Multiple years freelancing as a business consultant allows me to offer everything from management, staff, Board of Directors or organization evaluation and recommendations to embezzlement tracking, staff education, workshops and seminars. I can also work on a temporary basis to assist non-profits in transition, or to produce on-off fund raisers, live events or execute specific grant programs.


click on the pen to see a sample foundation grant.



click on the lamp to see a sample State Arts grant.


 

click on the ink pen to see logos and graphic design samples.

 

 

Contact me at 505-954-1509 or click the email link for more information or to schedule an appointment in New Mexicoi.