Planning

I work with organizations and companies to articulate where they want to go and how they’re going to get there.

There is no cookie-cutter approach to good planning and this work comes in all different shapes and sizes. My planning engagements range from developing capacity building and strategic plans aimed at growing an organization and expanding its impact, to launching or rebooting a program, to enhancing the effectiveness of Board members and leaders.

Core to my approach, however, is a thorough assessment of internal assets and organizational structure and external benchmarking against peers and field front-runners. The breakthroughs in a planning process occur more often through an honest reckoning about what’s working and what’s not and a methodical look at what others have figured out already, than a middle-of-the-night Eureka! moment.

I work with organizations to customize tools and approaches to planning that reflects their knowledge, resources and spirit and in the process builds a discipline for being strategic and planning well that pays dividends after the engagement with me is over.

Planning Clients:

Minneapolis Institute for the Arts
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Cal Shakes
Emerging Arts Professionals
California Film Institute
American Alliance of Museums

American Bookbinders Museum

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
Flyaway
Axis Dance
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
Z Space
Raw Dance
Fresh Meat
Robert Moses Kin Dance
SAFEhouse for the Arts
Levy Dance
Joe Goode Performance Group
Cutting Ball Theater
Amy Siewart/Imagery
Intersection for the Arts
Dancers Group
Jess Curtis/Gravity
The Playwrights Foundation
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
Mill Valley Philharmonic

Zellerbach Family Foundation

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