CEOs and Boards hire me when they want their organizations to grow, change directions, gain new revenue, and achieve financial sustainability. They hire me when they are presented with a promising opportunity or see a major challenge on the horizon. They hire me when they have an exciting idea about how to improve their future, but because they run things, they lack the time to pursue it themselves.
I’ve helped clients create new university centers and digital learning labs; launch international, environmental and civic initiatives; and establish new philanthropies, cultural organizations, and tourism entities. It’s been especially rewarding to assist such a wide range of types and sizes, from national cultural treasures to community-based youth, health, and civic organizations.
My strategic, feasibility, marketing, and fund-raising plans give nonprofit leaders the intelligence and insight they need to make prudent decisions about their future. I’ve been called “the HEAD at a table of HEARTS.” I know how to help them achieve their dreams.
I have a special love for museums and other cultural organizations, and have written extensively about culture, cities, and social innovation. My first book, Lost in the Museum: Hidden Treasures and the Stories They Tell (AltaMira Press 2008) won a Gold Medal from ForeWord Magazine. I am a Series Creator and a Producer of The Women of Philadelphia: A Documentary, the first television series that explores the history of any city through the experience of its women. I am also currently serving as Chair of the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.