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.


LaSalle University 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

Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia

Consortium, Inc.

Elmwood Park Zoo

Lions Eye Bank of the Delaware Valley

Keystone Crisis Intervention Team

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy

Philadelphia Songwriters Project

Region III Chlamydia Project

Tyler Arboretum

Vanguard School

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, CA. 2000. 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 other US 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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