With 15 years experience developing, leading and evaluating programming at nonprofit organizations and philanthropic institutions I help funders, individual donors, social change organizations and public agencies address short-term needs and build capacity for long-term success.
I provide consulting services in the following areas:
- Strategic, Business and Development Planning
- Program Design and Evaluation
- Research and Analysis
- Meeting and Retreat Facilitation
- Board Development and Training
- Grantee Selection and Review
- Interim Program Officer and Executive assignments
I’ve worked in the trenches at grass-roots and mid-size nonprofits, experienced the wild ride of high-tech start-ups, and gained global perspective on the social sector from within one of the nation’s largest private foundations.
These combined experiences drive my passion for working with nonprofits and philanthropists to address social problems and enrich communities creatively and systematically.
I am based in San Francisco and work with clients in the Bay Area and around the country.
We had the great fortune to work with Marc on several areas of orchestra development. Marc came to us with the ability to listen thoroughly and understand the orchestra’s creative and administrative culture; he has guided us with incision, new ideas and good humor. Marc brought us the focus we needed to develop strategies and actions in the areas of foundation, individual and corporate development–and even performance. – Laurie Cohen, Mill Valley Philharmonic
Marc listened carefully, researched meticulously, and provided penetrating insights that have helped us instigate real and necessary change. – Brad Ericson, Theatre Bay Area
An invaluable facilitator for us; he was flexible in his approach, detailed and thorough with his follow through; and outstanding in working with a large group of people. – KC Price, Frameline
The best part of working with Marc was his devotion to making the work meaningful. We were fearful of wasting money on an off-the-shelf approach to our strategic development, but the power of Marc’s work was to take us through a process in which every step was meaningful, useful and impactful. - Adam Fong, Emerging Arts Professionals
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