LEADERSHIP CLIENTS, 1998 - 2005
American Red Cross, International Services, Washington, DC. Three projects, 1998 -
2000. 1) Principle investigator of ARC-run organizational
development activity in the Caucasus. 2) Develop policy for
International Services organizational development services to national Red Cross
and Red Crescent societies. 3) Develop tools for delegates to use to evaluate
national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of
Northeastern Pennsylvania. Four contracts, 2001 -
2003 BFTP is a regional funding agency that links companies with universities,
experts, funding and other resources to help them prosper through innovation.
Services for BFTP include business planning for early stage technology firms Digistate, Earthquaker Subsonics and regional technology transfer organizations
(Great Valley Technology Institute).
Chorus America, Washington, DC. Develop, implement, and report on a survey
of choral conductors (2005)
Community Service Society of New York, NY. (2002 - 2003) CSSNY is a
nonprofit agency offering service in eight different program areas in New York City, from research to
advocacy to direct social service. The goal of the project was to develop tools
for evaluating the performance of the programs individually and collectively.
This meant developing custom tools to measure performance in the specific area
of service, and for aggregating the measurements for the whole organization.
Great Valley Technology Institute, Wilkes-Barre, PA. (2003). GVTI is a
knowledge and technology transfer program to connect resources in institutions
of higher education to regional business needs in Northeast Pennsylvania. I led a team that developed a business plan
that helped to win substantial government support for GVTI.
Nonprofit Center, Philadelphia, PA 1998 - 2004. As a
consulting and training associate to the Center, more than twenty contracts for
strategic planning, Board development, and performance evaluation to diverse
organizations in the Delaware Valley including:
Big Picture Alliance
Camden County Historical Society
Social Services of Philadelphia
Bank of the Delaware Valley
Crisis Intervention Team
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
Philadelphia Songwriters Project
Wildlife Information Center
Opera AMERICA, Washington, DC. (2004) Using survey data from member companies
in the U.S. and Canada, I
analyzed financial changes in the opera field and wrote a detailed report for
publication in Opera America’s newsletter.
Prentice-Hall Business Publishing (1999 - 2004). I develop on-line
learning support content for P-H college and graduate textbooks in general
management, strategic management, organizational behavior, human resources
management, and international business. Material available
on-line through prenhall.com
in web pages for numerous texts in those disciplines.
RAND, Santa Monica,
I worked to develop a 30-year history of performing
arts financing with data from industry and public records, and contact with
industry leaders. Available at http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR1367/
Research Atlanta, Inc., Atlanta, GA. Two contracts, 1998 -
2000. 1) Co-investigator on a study of cultural districts in selected US cities
to provide guidance to Atlanta. We researched numerous public and private
cultural district management agencies to determine how the districts evolved in
different political, cultural, and economic settings, and what contributed to
their success. 2) Principle investigator on a study comparing
the arts economy in Atlanta to 19
metropolitan areas. Both are on-line at www.researchatlanta.org/fullReportsByYear.htm#2000 and are published in
International Journal of Arts Management.
Urban Institute, Washington DC (2002 - 2003, 2003 - 2004). Researcher on a statistical analysis of the finances and operations
of professional nonprofit performing arts organizations using national service
organizations’ survey data. The clients included American Symphony
Orchestra League, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Dance/USA, Opera
America, Theatre Communications Group. The project was funded
by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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