Clients


Historical Overview of Consultant Contracts/Clients

  •  Ain Dah Yung (Our Home) Center, Interim Executive Director/Search. (2009) (2016)
  • Allina Health Systems, Meeting Facilitation.  (2009)
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Minnesota- North Dakota.  Business development assessment and implementation. (2006-2007)
  • American Refugee Committee (ARC), Director of development and public affairs. (1989 – 1991)
  • Amicus, Resource and organizational consultant.  Various staff positions. (1994 – 2003)
  • Animal Ark, Interim Executive Director.  (2014-2015)
  • Augustana Homes, Meeting facilitator.  (2015)
  • Austin (Texas) Homeless Youth Coordinators Association, Strategic Planning, Meeting Facilitation (2004) (2011)
  • Big Brothers and Sisters of Greater Minneapolis, Strategic resource development consultant. (1995)
  • Center for Grief, Management and strategic planning consultant. (1999 – 2000)
  • Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), Resource Development planning. (2002 – 2003)
  • Center for Sexuality and Religion, Organization development and strategic planning counsel and national office set-up consultant.  (1998) (1999) (2000) (2001)
  • Children’s Mental Health Collaborative of Hennepin County, Coordinator and Team Leader for LCTS funds for children’s mental health.  (2008-2017)
  • Chorus America, Board development and fundraising consultant. (1991)
  • Church of St. Stephen, Major gift solicitation, capital campaign consulting and training. (2003)
  • Clare Housing, Major gifts consulting. (2008-2009)
  • Classical Academy, Emergency and fundraising consultant. (1992)
  • Community Shares Minnesota, Coach for transitioning staff leaving Community Shares. (2007)
  • Community Shares USA, Interim Leadership Consultation. (2007)
  • Community Involvement Programs (CIP), Resource development and communications consultant. (1996-2001)
  • CONNECT, US/USSR, Strategic planning consultant. (1992)
  • CornerHouse, Meeting facilitation. (2014)
  • District 202, Major gifts development work; feasibility studies. (2004 – 2005)
  • Faith’s Lodge, Interim Executive Director/Search. (2011-2012)
  • Family Means, Strategic planning consultant, board meeting facilitation. (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Farmers Legal Action Group, strategic planning consultant. (2013)
  • Federal Public Defenders Office in Minnesota, Staff team building retreat facilitation. (2008)
  • Freeport West, Organizational Development consulting. (2008-2009)
  • Friends of the Arts of St. Louis Park, Strategic planning and community arts consolidation. (1997 – 1998)
  • Goodwill/Easter Seals, Program evaluation and community investment strategies.  (2009-2010)
  • Headwaters Foundation for Justice, Interim Executive Director/Search. (2007-2008)
  • Hearthstone of Minnesota, Marketplace assessment and business plan development.  Resource development assistance. (2001 – 2002)
  • Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Fundraising Consultant. (1983)
  • Hennepin County, Feasibility study for the sustainability and creation of a charitable foundation. (2006)
  • Hennepin County Community Corrections, Organizational Development Consultant. (2005)
  • Hennepin County Juvenile Probation, Organizational consultant/functional systems and management analysis.
  • Hennepin South Services Collaborative (HSSC), Family Service Collaborative Coordinator of LCTS funds.  (2010, 2012-2017)
  • Herald of Faith, Inc., Fund raising consulting. (2001)
  • Heroes and Dreams Foundation, New product development and marketing consulting. (2004)
  • Hope House, Consultant.  (2016)
  • International Service Agencies (ISA), Business development consultant. (1994)
  • Kellogg Action Lab College of Consultants.  Member of a nationwide network of chosen consultants to improve the performance, effectiveness and financial sustainability of U.S. based WK Kellogg Foundation grantees.  (2007-2010)
  • Lifeworks, Strategic resource development planning and capital campaign consulting. (2007-2008, 2011, 2012)
  • Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly, strategic planning consultant. (2012, 2014)
  • Management Assistance Project (MAP), Loaned executive. (1990)
  • Mano A Mano International Partners, Organizational development, resource development and communications development consultation and implementation. (2001 – 2003)
  • Mental Health Resources (MHR), Organizational consultant.  (2016-2017)
  • Metro Youth Services Redesign Council (MYSRC), Organizational development planning and assistance. (2009-2010)
  • Minneapolis Adult Basic Education, Program review, analysis, planning (2007-2008, 2010, 2015-2016)
  • Minneapolis Community Education, Minneapolis Public Schools, Meeting facilitator.  (2016)
  • Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, Development consultant. (1994 – 1996)
  • Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP), Resource development and agency restructuring and coaching. (2005)
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), consultant.  (2015)
  • Minnesota Autism Center, Organizational development consultant. (2015)
  • Minnesota Correctional Education Foundation (MCEF), Design, create and lead all organizational systems, plans and implementations for new charitable foundation.  Organizational Consultant, Founding Director and President. (2004 – 2005)
  • Minnesota Council on Economic Education, Major/individual gifts consulting. (2007)
  • Minnesota Department of Corrections, Coordinating and managing all federal and state grant seeking initiatives for the state of Minnesota. (2005)
  • Minnesota Department of Education, Facilitator for retreats on defining Quality for out-of-school time. (2008-2009)
  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs, Anti-gang community needs assessment. (2009)
  • Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI), Capital campaign consultant. (1991)
  • Minnesota Fathers & Family Network (MFFN), Strategic planning, interim executive director, executive search. (2007-2008, 2011)
  • Minnesota Food Shelf Association/Minnesota Food Share, State-wide consultant on marketing and development trends/systems to directors from across the state. (1997)
  • Minnesota Housing Partnership, Community Development and Partner with ADYC, OD consultant.  (2016)
  • Minnesota Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA), Strategic planning consulting; business plan development, fund raising strategies.  (2010)
  • Minnesota Youth Services Association (MYSA), Organizational redesign of agency programs and infrastructure. (2006-2007)
  • Minnesota Zoo Foundation, Major Gifts Systems Assessment and Coaching. (2005)
  • Minnetonka Family Collaborative, Minnetonka, Minnesota.  LCTS coordinator of community funds.  (2009-2013)
  • The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), Strategic planning, retreat facilitation and organizational consulting. (2001-2013)
  • No Place Like Home Communities, Resource Development consulting. (2003 – 2004)
  • Northwest Youth and Family Services, Agency Diversity planning consultation.   (2009)
  • One Voice Mixed Chorus, Fund raising counsel. (2001)
  • Oasis for Youth, strategic planning consultant. (2013-2014)
  • Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, (PFLAG), Washington D.C.  Public relations consultant for Project Open Mind. (1996-1997)
  • Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of St. Paul & Minneapolis, (PFLAG), Strategic planning consultant. (1997, 1999)
  • Perspectives Family Center, Agency consultant and Associate Director (1999 – 2004)
  • Praxis, Strategic planning. (2010)
  • PRISM, Capital campaign consultant & coach.  (2017)
  • Project Pathfinder, Strategic planning, development systems audit and planning. (2004 – 2005)
  • Ramsey County Historical Society, Development systems audit and work plans. (2001 – 2002)
  • Reach for Resources, Strategic planning retreat facilitation. (2005)
  • Relate Counseling, Executive Search consultant.  (2015)
  • Resource Center of the Americas, Closure and transitional planning and consulting.  (2007)
  • Rural AIDS Action Network, (RAAN) Interim executive director and organization development assessment consultant/search consultant. (2005 – 2006) (2013-2014)
  • Safe Haven, Strategic planning; development systems consultant; transition consultant (2005-2006, 2010)
  • Scholarship America, Meeting facilitator.  (2012)
  • Second Harvest Heartland, Organization Development consulting and campaign facilitation. (2010)
  • Sentencing to Service Homes, Hennepin County.  Business plan development for government program. (2006)
  • SHEA (Suburban Hennepin Executives Association), Consultant.  (2016-2017)
  • St. Croix Valley Disability Coalition, Strategic planning consultant. (2009-2010)
  • St. David’s Child Development and Family Services, Community Relations assessments, implementation and management. (2003 – 2004)
  • St. Louis Park Housing Authority, Organization development and strategic planning consultant. (1998)
  • St. Louis Park Community Foundation, Organizational consultant and Founding President. (2002, 2003, 2005-2007)
  • St. Louis Park School Board, Retreat facilitation and annual work plans. (2000)
  • St. Stephens Human Resources, Major gifts systems assessment, coaching, agency analysis. (2003, 2006, 2010)
  • Teens Alone, Strategic planning and work plan implementation. (2007-2009)
  • Teenwise, Strategic planning consultant. (2012)
  • Ten Thousand Things Theater, Capital campaign consulting. (2009-2010)
  • Theater de la Jeune Lune, Development department and systems assessment and planning. (2002)
  • Theater Mu, Strategic Planning consulting. (2001 – 2002)
  • The Alliance for Families and Children of Hennepin County, Coordinator. (2006-2017)
  • The Aliveness Project, Interim executive director and search consultant.  (2015-2016)
  • The Bridge for Youth, Interim development department supervision and consulting. (2008)
  • The Dwelling in the Woods, Resource development consultant. (2006)
  • The English Learning Center (ELC), Acting Executive Director, Strategic planning, organizational development consulting. (2002 – 2003)
  • The Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC), Interim President and CEO.  (2016-2017)
  • The Link, Interim Executive Director/Search. (2013)
  • The McKnight Foundation, Organizational and Intermediary Consultant (2006-2012)
    • Minnesota Youth Policy Framework Initiative
    • Governor’s Afterschool Summit
    • Youth Homelessness Funders Group
    • Ready for K
    • Youthprise
  • Tubman Family Alliance (formerly Family Violence Center), Development systems assessment, institutional audits, strategic planning, management team consulting support. (2000 – 2001)
  • Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir, Strategic planning consultant. (2008)
  • Unity Church Unitarian, Organizational assessment and resource development strategic planning consultant and Capital Campaign consultant. (1998, 1999)
  • Voyageur Outward Bound School, Director of development. (1985 – 1989) (pro bono consulting 2012-2013)
  • Walker Health Systems, Director of marketing. (1984 – 1985)
  • Wayside House, development plans, feasibility study, executive search and development consultant. (2002, 2004, 2006)
  • Weed & Seed Program, Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, Program/process evaluation. (2007)
  • West 7th Community Center, Strategic planning, executive search services and resource development systems assistance. (1991, 2006)
  • WeCAB (Community Area Busing), Strategic planning consultant. (2015)
  • WeCAN, (Western Communities Action Network) Strategic planning. (2010, 2015-2016)
  • Wilderness Inquiry, Resource Development system assessments consultant. (1998)
  • Youth Community Connections (YCC), Strategic planning consulting.(2007-2008)
  • Youth Serving Network (YSN), Planning consultant. (2008)
  • YWCA of Minneapolis, Organizational Development consultant. (2012, 2013, 2014-2015)
  • Zeitgeist, Strategic resource development planning with an emphasis on major gifts. (2003-2004)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun work

  • Food critic with Al Sicherman, Minneapolis Star Tribune. (1991)
  • Atlantic King Salmon fisherman; Valset Farm, Molnbukt, Norway. (1980)
  • Swiss government land surveyor; Dutschler ISC, Thun, Switzerland. (1979)

Volunteer affiliations

  • Youthprise Accelerator Campaign committee member. (2015-2016)
  • Gender/Sexual identity support group facilitator for Minnesota Sex Offenders, MCF-Lino Lakes, MN. (1999-2016)
  • Highway/Landscape Design Committee, MN Dept. of Transportation, Highway 100 project. (2013)
  • Noise Advisory Committee, MN Dept. of Transportation, Highway 100 project. (2011-2012)
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Mentor. (2009-2010)
  • Board member, Ten Thousand Things Theater. (2004-2008)
  • Consultant, founding board chair, board member, St. Louis Park Community Foundation. (2002-2007)
  • National Public Policy Forum member on establishing correctional higher education policy in the United States, Soros Foundation (Open Society Institute), New York City, New York. (2005)
  • Board member, The Link (formerly Life’s Missing Link). (2002-2004)
  • Commissioner, St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission. (1997)
  • Chair, President’s Leadership Scholarship Campaign, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. (1995-1997)