DON ADAMS has been involved in cultural development work since 1971, beginning in his native South Dakota and moving on to Illinois, Louisiana, Washington, DC, and California. Now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he has been a partner in Adams & Goldbard since 1978, consulting with a wide variety of cultural organizations and agencies throughout the U.S. Adams has spoken and written widely on issues of cultural policy and practice. Since 1994, he has served as project director of the Institute for Cultural Democracy's online information center on cultural policy and cultural development practice, Webster's World of Cultural Democracy [http://www.wwcd.org]. He can be reached through email at: email@example.com. The Institute for Cultural Democracy can be reached at: 34 Seagull Drive, Richmond, CA 94804 phone 510/233-2722.
NANCY ANGELO, PH.D. is an organizational psychologist who has worked extensively with arts organizations. Formerly a video and performance artist, Dr. Angelo's work is distributed by the Video Data Bank of the Chicago Art Institute. A considerable part of her practice involves helping organizations set strategic direction and manage conflict constructively. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be reached at NANGELO@AOL.COM.
ARTS ACTION RESEARCH is an arts consulting and action research group founded and co-directed by NELLO MCDANIEL and GEORGE THORN. ARTS Action Research is committed to discovering, understanding, and creating the systems, processes, vocabulary, and culture of a healthy arts community--one which is artist-centered, led and directed by arts professionals. ARTS Action Research documents and disseminates the findings of its work through its publication arm, ARTS Action Issues. ARTS PLANNING: A Dynamic Balance is $8.00 plus $3.00 shipping. To receive a brochure about all publications contact: ARTS Action Issues, P. O. Box 401082, Brooklyn, NY 11240. Telephone: 718.797.3661. Fax:718.797-3570. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUDY SORUM BROWN is a member of The Learning Circle, an association of organizational consultants concerned with new approaches to management, particularly the development of learning communities. Full details of Dr. Brown and her work are available from The Bay Consulting Group. PETER SENGE is the Director of the Center for Organizational Learning at MIT's Sloan School of Management. His book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, is published by Doubleday (1990). The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, a practical guide to using systems thinking in organizational planning, is also by Doubleday.
MIKE BURNS is director of nonprofit development services at Brody & Wieser, a consulting firm located in Branford, Connecticut (250 West Main Street, Branford, CT 06405; phone: 203.481.4199 x115; fax: 203.481.9536; web site: www.brodyweiser.com). For 14 years he managed DATA, the nonprofit technical assistance center serving New England nonprofits.
ELIZABETH CANELAKE, WWW Research Consultant. Elizabeth Canelake has fifteen years of experience as a film and video librarian and devoted the last two years to Web research specializing in the evaluation of sites for quality, content/information, and navigational design. An exhaustive example of her work may be seen at Cyphon (http:www.cyphon.com), an online directory of work and lifestyle resources for which she located, reviewed, and indexed thousands of websites on a myriad of topics creating links for over 1,200. She may be contacted at email@example.com.
CRAIG DREESZEN is an educator, consultant, and writer who works nationally in arts organizational development and planning, community arts and education planning, program evaluation, and community cultural planning. He is author of Community Cultural Planning: A handbook for community leaders, Intersections: Community Arts and Education Collaborations, and The Artist in Business. He co-edited Fundamentals of Local Arts Management and wrote three chapters in that book. He directs the Arts Extension Service (AES), University of Massachusetts Amherst. There he leads a national team of staff and associates in teaching and consulting, research and publishing on behalf of artists, arts organizations and communities. He earned his PH.D. in regional planning and his M.ED. in organizational development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
MIRANDA DUNCAN received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, her law degree from San Francisco Law School, and her master's degree in sociology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She practiced law in California before becoming the director of the Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1987. Now part of the Public Policy Research Centers at the University, Ms. Duncan facilitates cooperative processes designed to address various public issues: community development, historic preservation, radioactive waste siting, land use site-specific disputes, government regulations, transportation planning, resource management, and community visioning and goal setting. She also has experience mediating work place disputes, victim/offender restitution, and group conflicts. Her understanding of conflict resolution has been enriched since 1989 through an ongoing academic and professional exchange arrangement with community mediators in South Africa. Ms. Duncan teaches both academic and non-credit courses in conflict resolution at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and supervises a mediation clinic at Saint Louis University School of Law. She can be reached at: University of Missouri-St. Louis, Public Policy Research Centers, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4499. Telephone: (314) 516-6040. Fax: (314) 516-5268. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RICHARD EVANS entered the field of non-profit organization development in 1991 and is project director for the Orchestra Forum. Evans has conducted numerous extensive data investigations, including the trend analysis of the purpose, design and distribution of state-wide arts and culture support (for the James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA) and national studies of organizational profiles within the fields of ballet/dance, theaters and orchestras (for Dance/USA, Theater Communications Group and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation). He has conducted major field studies in the arts; these include the first national study of community schools of the arts for the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, and an evaluation for the Fellows Program of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation of fellowships and support structures for individual artists. Evans has held senior positions in performing arts management and philanthropy, including Chief Executive of the Bath International Festival of Music & the Arts, England, and Vice President of the National Arts Stabilization Fund. He can be emailed at: email@example.com.
ANNE FOCKE is a writer, editor, and freelance arts consultant. She has worked in the arts for over twenty-five years in many capacities -- artist, writer, consultant and planner, nonprofit arts administrator, public arts agency staff member, curator, and board member. In her capacity as a consultant, she has worked with individual artists, informal associations, small and mid-sized artist-run organizations, private grantmakers, arts institutions, public agencies, and for-profit firms. Over the years, she has also been responsible for helping make a few good ideas real, sometimes by establishing new organizations and programs. Anne Focke can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARLENE GOLDBARD is a writer and consultant who since 1978 has been a partner in Adams & Goldbard, an organizational and cultural development consulting firm. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area., Adams & Goldbard's primary clients are cultural organizations and agencies, recently including Appalshop, New Day Films, the Independent Television Service, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Contact Arlene via email at email@example.com. Her web site is http://arlenegoldbard.com
JULIANA GRENZEBACK is a financial management and business planning consultant with over 12 years experience in working with arts organizations and other nonprofits. She established the first regional program of the Cultural Facilities Fund and has extensive experience in working with nonprofits on a variety of facilities issues. She has worked with dozens of arts organizations in all disciplines and was a planning consultant in the Working Capital Fund for Minority Cultural Institutions program funded by the Ford Foundation. Tel/fax: 415-285-8387. Address: 135 Coleridge Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
THE GROVE CONSULTANTS INTERNATIONAL is a San Francisco-based consulting, training and publishing company. The Grove works worldwide with leading high- tech organizations, consumer-goods companies, government agencies, healthcare, public consortia, and not-for-profits on a variety of process-design and change-management projects. Our distinctive graphic methods bridge culture and language barriers. The Grove's process consultants and graphic artists continue to generate creative, multisensory contexts wherein people can reach consensus and alignment on their most important dreams and values. Grove consultants can be found on the web at: http://www.grove.com
LAUREL JONES is Principal of Bay Consulting Group. She is an experienced project director and organizational specialist in the areas of strategic assessment, planning and management assistance. From 1994 - 1996, the Bay Group International Jones served as Managing Consultant for the $1.8 million NEA Advancement Program. Ms. Jones worked for 14 years in senior management positions in museums and the visual arts before beginning her consulting practice in 1990. Positions included Vice President for Advancement at the San Francisco Art Institute; Director of The Aspen Art Museum, and Administrator of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Jones has a Masters Degree in Business.
GREGORY KANDEL is a partner of Management Consultants for the Arts, Inc., a consulting firm serving the American cultural community since 1983 through strategic planning, executive search, and organizational analysis. To communicate with MCA: Email is firstname.lastname@example.org, while the address is:132 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob, CT 06807. The phone number is 203-661-3003. The fax number is 203-661-3938.
BARBARA KIBBE is an experienced management consultant. For nearly 20 years she worked exclusively with nonprofit organizations in the areas of organizational assessment, strategic planning, and program evaluation. She is now the Director of the Organizational Effectiveness Program at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. .
JOE MATUZAK is Director of Arts Wire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts, and computer consultant specializing in nonprofit concerns. From 1996 to 1999 he was also a part-time faculty member in the Master of Arts Administration Program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, teaching technology management. He has directed a multidisciplinary artist cooperative organization, Buckham Gallery in Flint, Michigan; and also serves on the boards of the National Association of Artists' Organizations, the Progressive Technology Project, among others. He managed a computer software store for five years; co founded and co-directed the Genesee Literary Center and organized community-based literary activities for more than a decade. He was also systems operator of an early independent computer bulletin board service called "Skateboard" for five years; organized and moderated programs with poets on poetry for public access television; and was a writer and art reviewer for The Flint Journal for four years. He is a writer whose poetry, fiction, and essays have been published in many magazines and anthologies, has received various awards for his writing including Hopwood Awards from the University of Michigan and a Creative Artist Award from the Michigan Council for the Arts. His book of poetry Eating Fire is due out from Ridgeway Press in late 2000. He is currently building a resource site area around technology planning concerns for nonprofits at www.sunwheel.org, and appears regularly at conferences speaking on technology issues. Matuzak lives in Ann Arbor, MI, with his wife, the poet Josie Kearns, and their various cats. He can be reached at email@example.com
JOHN M. MCCANN is Professor of Linguistics and Antiquities at the Trinity College in Dublin. NO, all seriousness aside -- John M. McCann is a facilitator of group inquiry and decision making. He also assists organizations, agencies and communities in defining vision, setting objectives and implementing strategies. His writings have been published by FEDAPT, Grantmakers in the Arts and the New York Times. He resides in Washington, D.C.
MARC PALLY is an artist and art consultant specializing in public art. He is the former Director of LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Program Director of the California/International Arts Foundation and City Planner for the Art in Public Places Program of the CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles). He works as a consultant on both planning and implementation. Public art plans include: Las Vegas, Nevada; Long Beach, California; Ventura, California; South Lake Tahoe, California; Metropolitan Oakland International Airport; Oakland Zoo. Public art projects include: Arrowhead Pond at Anaheim; Koll Anaheim Center; California State Supreme Court and San Francisco Civic Center Complex. Pally lives in Los Angeles and can be reached at: Email firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone 310-838-3238; and fax 310-838-0352.
THE STEVENS GROUP was founded in 1982 by Susan Kenny Stevens. The Stevens Group specializes in strategic, financial and management advice to nonprofits, foundations and entrepreneurial government agencies throughout the country. A 1998 merger with Larson, Allen, Weishair and Co. expanded The Stevens Group's consulting, training and program/loan fund management services and added nonprofit audit and accounting. The Stevens Group at LarsonAllen represents a team of highly skilled individuals with degrees in business, accounting, law, public affairs, social services and the arts. Contact information: 950 Minnesota World Trade Center, 30 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101-4910, 651-641-0398.
ED TAYLOR is a writer and arts administrator, and a former staff member of the National Endowment for the Arts Advancement Program, a technical assistance and strategic planning program (which ended in 1996). He may be reached at Ed Taylor, just buffalo literary center, 2495 Main St., Ste. 436, Buffalo, NY 14214. Email: email@example.com.
JUDITH TEITELMAN brings more than 16 years of experience in helping grass roots and mid-sized organizations and large institutions improve their management and fundraising capacities and effectively plan for the future. She is committed to helping organizations rethink "business as usual," and strengthen their abilities to respond to the ever-changing environment in which we live. Her consulting practice, established in 1990 and based in Los Angeles, provides a full range of services tailored to meet the unique vision and particular needs of each organization. Ms. Teitelman served as a Planning Consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts' Advancement Program between 1994 and 1996, the last three years of the program. Her national client base spans the full range of artistic disciplines: visual arts, multi- and inter-disciplinary, museums, theater, dance, literary arts, music, and media. Judith Teitelman Consulting, 1724 North Whitley Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90028. Phone: 213-962-6327 Fax: 213-962-6710 . Email: JTConsult@aol.com.
MORRIE WARSHAWSKI is a consultant, facilitator and author specializing in the arts. His clients over the past 20 years include an eclectic mix of non-profit agencies both large and small (National Endowment for the Arts/ Advancement and Media Arts programs, Bush Foundation, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Western States Arts Federation, California Arts Council, St. Louis Black Repertory Company, etc.) as well as many individual artists. Warshawski is the author of SHAKING THE MONEY TREE: HOW TO GET GRANTS AND DONATIONS FOR FILM AND VIDEO. He is former Executive Director of: Bay Area Video Coalition, Portland Dance Theater, and The Media Project, Inc. Warshawski can be reached in cyberspace at his website (http://www.warshawski.com) or directly by email (MorrieWar@aol.com).
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