Examples From Recent Assignments

  • Mission, vision and board development for nonprofits in the good food movement. Currently on the Advisory Board for Wellness in the Schools.
  • With a major museum, streamlining direct marketing campaigns to increase net revenue and return on investment
  • Partnering with clients on re-imagining their organizational story to create a more compelling case for giving for donors and prospects
  • Developing strategies for major giving through analysis, proprietary research and targeting for best potential
  • Facilitating a significant transition in board leadership
  • Creating a multi-year grant program with consultative services in governance and board development for a major funder. Dramatic results for more effective governance and resources.
  • Developing new financial tools to monitor organizational trends and engage board and professional leadership in better decision making. Rollout in progress.
  • Successful launch of individual giving program for an emerging youth justice nonprofit through the Vera Institute. Exceeded initial goals and established the basis for ongoing fundraising and sustainability.
  • Planning and developing content for major conferences on nonprofit leadership and social enterprise
  • Organizational assessment and strategic planning readiness for nonprofits in the arts
  • Strategic planning for a successfully completed merger for two arts organizations
  • Creating partnerships for museum public programs for increased awareness and attendance
  • As a trustee, established a Major Gifts Task Force and fundraising plan for a NYC nonprofit theatre company, including a new patron program
  • Served as Co-Chair on board committees for mission renewal, events and search for international arts organization based in the US
  • Rebranding for a major community center in Northern Manhattan resulted in new resources and board transformation
  • Fundraising for the launch and expansion of an innovative early childhood educational program

Highlights from our Corporate Work

  • Introduced one of the most successful new channels in cable history, National Geographic Channel
  • Tested line extensions for online banking for Citigroup, resulting in substantial program savings
  • Conceived and implemented co-op program with Hollywood studios to promote movies driving 20-40% increases in revenue and growing to a major program over time ($16 million in 1995)
  • Developed unique community outreach program with National Geographic Education Foundation and local partners to drive viewership in major markets. Partners included museums, zoos, retailers, newspapers, radio stations and civic leaders.
  • Increased market share for AT&T residential long distance
  • Produced 20% increase in sales for business computer projects
  • Co-produced business plan for first satellite delivered pay-per-view
    television service, launched in 1985, and now offered as video-on-demand nationwide.
  • Created new brand platform for Alfa Romeo US relaunch
  • Established $15 million advertising agency in 18 months