Organizational, Community, and Business Consultants
Based in Southern Oregon
last update: January, 2010
The Gordon Elwood Foundation provides this list of consultants based in
southern Oregon to boards of directors and organizational leaders who are
interested in securing outside assistance to move their business,
community organization, and/or mission forward in the best way possible.
Consultants are listed alphabetically by last name.
Inclusion in this list does not represent an endorsement by the Gordon
Elwood Foundation, simply an educational resource for those who are
interested in using its contents.
The Gordon Elwood Foundation can be contacted by email at
email@example.com, or telephone 541.282.0643.
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Entrepreneurial executive with a focus on sustainability and a passion for
building strong organizations.
Vanessa Becker brings 17 years of experience in the non-profit field. She is a
dynamic leader with a track record of success in a multitude of environments,
industries and groups. Some of her most notable successes include appointments to
governmental advisory boards, serving as a publicly elected trustee & chairing
several non-profit boards around the state. Her clients have included
organizations of all sizes, from volunteer based non-profits to 200 million
dollar public institutions. Vanessa has also served as an advisor and grant
reviewer for many state and private funding bodies, United Way and most recently
for federal stimulus funds.
Amy Belkin has over 27 years of journalism and communications experience
including writing, editing, video production, media consulting, crisis
communications consulting, and coaching/facilitating. With 15 years of news
experience covering southern Oregon and statewide news for the local NBC
affiliate, KOBI, Amy has expertise at getting your message across. For the past
eleven years, she has provided a wide array of communications consulting for
Northwest for profit and not-for-profit clients.
A partial list of writing and video clients include Rogue Creamery, Oregon Cheese
Guild, Southern Oregon University, First Independent Bank (Vancouver, WA), Gordon
Elwood Foundation, Lithia Motors (national and local newsletters), Asante Health
System (video series for television), Sutter Coast Health System (newsletters,
media relations, radio spot production), Western Bank (regional newsletter and
various writing assignments), Rogue Opera, and United Way of Jackson County
(video production, PSA production, editing).
A partial list for consulting, coaching and facilitation clients include
Community Works, Jackson County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, La
Clinica del Valle, Kids Health Connection, Dogs for the Deaf, Southern Oregon
Humane Society, Bear Creek Valley Sanitary Authority, Ashland Schools Foundation,
Jackson County Department Managers, United Way of Jackson County and member
agencies, Sutter Coast Health System, Oregon Cheese Guild, and Rogue Creamery.
She is also the executive director of the Anna May Family Foundation.
Amy Belkin has received awards and recognition for her journalism and
communication work from the Society of Professional Journalists, American Legion,
New York Center for the Performing Arts, and Jackson County. She holds a B.A. in
journalism from California State University, Northridge, and has a Masters in
business management from Southern Oregon University.
Bernhardt Consulting, Inc.
My focus is project management and planning, typically involving natural resource
and environmental issues. My projects often involve people or organizations with
opposing points of view. Topics have included forest management, wildfire
prevention and response planning, water quality and quantity, land use, and
animal disaster planning. My educational background includes a B.S. degree in
land use planning from Northern Arizona University and a M.S. degree in natural
resource geography from Oregon State University. I have 30 years of experience
with state and local government as an environmental specialist, planner, and
Karen Bolda, M.A., is a meeting facilitator and professional development trainer
who operates her own consulting business in Southern Oregon. She facilitates
meetings and provides workshops for clients such as the Bureau of Land
Management, USDA Forest Service, Rogue Valley Council of Governments, and Jackson
County, as well as holds workshops open to the public. Her focused and efficient
meeting facilitation style helps groups move forward to define and meet their
goals. Topics covered in her workshops range from meeting facilitation, co-
worker communication and learning styles, to tactics for finding and landing a
job, including online resumes and mastering interviews. Participants come away
with skills they can apply immediately as a result of her honest, pragmatic, and
hands on teaching style.
Prior to opening her own consulting business in 2003, Karen worked for a total of
ten years in natural resource management at the Bureau of Land Management and the
Rogue Valley Council of Governments. Karen was trained as a facilitator and
trainer at Cispus, an intensive training center for communication and
collaboration skills for professionals in natural resource management. She was
later invited to become a trainer for Cispus, where she taught meeting
management, facilitation skills, and learning styles. Karen holds a M.A. in
Psychology from San Diego State University and a B.S. in Psychology from the
University of Illinois.
Tatiana Bredikin Facilitation
Bold, effective, resourceful facilitation services for those improving the
quality life in our world.
Tatiana Bredikin creates an environment in which participants work effectively
together to craft outstanding products. Innovation and creativity are key
components in the process. While accomplishing the task she uses the issues that
arise to build communication skills and strength in relationship among the
Work with clients focuses on:
* Strategic Planning
* Organizational Development
* Guiding diverse groups
* Establishing systems to ensure ongoing success
* Training and coaching in facilitation and communication skills
Rogue Basin Fish Access Team, a plan to identify, prioritize and modify the over
800 barriers to salmon migration in the Rogue Basin; Applegate Communities
Collaborative Fire Protection Strategy, a long-term strategy among residents,
agencies and industry to reduce fire risk;
Recycling Project, developed a business for the employment of two severely
Partial client list:
Applegate Partnership, US Forest Service, BLM, Southern Oregon Land Conservancy,
Southern Oregon University, Rogue Community College, Rogue River School District,
Oregon Commission for the Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation, Office of Community
Colleges & Workforce Development, Rogue Valley Education Career Network
Tatiana Bredikin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Roanoke College
and a Master of Psychology from Hollins University. She is currently an intern
with Innovative Learning Group/WINGS Seminars in Eugene, OR. Tatiana's
professional background in both private industry and non-profit organizations
combined with her training enables her to understand and serve her varied
Barbara Coffman Cecil
Developing core leadership skills for senior executives interested in new forms
of team governance.
Barbara is a Senior Associate of Dialogos (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Founding
Partner of the Ashland Institute (Ashland, Oregon), both consulting companies.
She works as a thinking partner, coach, and guide for leaders in organizations
involved in renewal processes. For the past ten years Barbara has pioneered the
discipline of dialogue as a foundational capacity for large systems change.
Barbara specializes in health care reform, corporate change, mentoring for young
women leaders, negotiations, public sector and non-profit support. Underlying her
work is establishment of community and coherence across divisions, levels,
stakeholders, roles, parties, etc. She is oriented towards removing barriers to
effective function, refocusing vision, and building the natural capacity in all
organizations and people to learn and evolve.
Barbara has extensive experience in small and large group facilitation, often in
tandem with conference planning. Her interest is in finding ways for the inherent
creativity in every configuration to come through.
A partial client list includes: Detroit Edison; the University of Michigan; the
Fetzer Institute (Kalamazoo, Michigan); the Center for Generative Leadership
(Hamilton, Massachusetts); the California Teachers’ Association; the Seminary
Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (Chicago, Illinois); the City of
Johannesburg, South Africa; St. Mary’s Hospital (Grand Junction, Colorado);
Providence Medical Center (Medford, Oregon), Oregon Adult Family Services
(Department of Human Services); the Society for Learning (formerly MIT’s Center
for Organizational Learning; Shell Oil (Houston, Texas); the Parliament for the
Prior to her work as a consultant, Barbara was Executive Director of the
American-Soviet Film Initiative, established to dissolve stereotypes sustained by
top image makers in the media in both countries (1985-1988, Moscow/Los Angeles);
and she was Associate Dean of the School of Humanities at California State
University, Long Beach (1980-1988), where she taught intercultural and
organizational communication. Barbara has an M.A. in Speech Communication and
Human Relations from the University of Kansas.
TACS is a nonprofit support organization that understands nonprofit capacity
building needs. Through training, consulting, and resources, we help nonprofits
throughout the Pacific Northwest strengthen their capacity to achieve their
missions and serve our communities.
Freelance Grants Developer
Former Grants Officer for High Desert Museum; former Manager of Rogue Opera;
freelance grants development; event planner; marketing/PR specialist; journalist.
541 951 7201
With a long history of technology support and database experience in the
nonprofit and corporate sector, Jenny now serves nonprofits and community groups
as manager of netCorps Southern Oregon program. netCorps provides nonprofit
technology planning, assessment, implementation and support. With a staff of 7
technologists, we are able to provide services across many areas; networking,
databases, application training, hardware, websites and communication
Organizational Capacity Building (Assessment, Strategic Planning,
Program/Resource Development, and Leadership Development)
Community Development (Community Collaborations, Visioning, Leadership
Development, Strategic Partnering)
Roi has over 30 years experience with a wide range of nonprofit organizations --
from community-based groups to regional partnerships and statewide coalitions --
and communities, from rural to urban. She has worked as a nonprofit management
consultant to nonprofits that provide a variety of services, including: community
and economic development, arts& culture, affordable housing, social services,
telecommunications and technology, and public safety, in southern Oregon,
Siskiyou County, CA and the state of New York. She is known for her expertise in
community building, leadership development, organizational capacity development,
and resource development, as well as for her facilitation and training skills.
Roi helps nonprofit organizations and communities identify critical challenges
and develop strategic solutions. She provides consulting, coaching and training
services that are built on a systems approach that is well grounded in principles
of organization development and change.
Roi is a regional Coach/Trainer for the Ford Family Foundation’s Effective
Organizations and Community Collaborations programs. She has served as an
Adjunct Professor with Southern Oregon University’s Masters in Management /
Nonprofit Certificate program, PNN Board Leadership Development Certified
Trainer, and trainer for the PNN Grant Writing Basics workshop. She holds a
Masters degree in social work from Washington University and a B.A. in sociology
from UCLA and is a Certified Mediator.
Partial Listing Clients in Southern Oregon/Siskiyou County, California:
Ashland Schools Foundation, CASA of Roseburg, Chiloquin Visions in Progress, Cobb
Street Children’s Learning Center, Coos Watershed Council, DASIL – Disability
Advocacy Social Independent Living, Jackson County Library Foundation, Klamath
Knot Arts Council, School District #6 Options Project, Klamath County Library,
Pacific Nonprofit Network, Southern Oregon Historical Society, Southern Oregon
Telecommunications and Technology Council, Tulelake Community Partnership,
Wildlife Safari, WinterSpring Center for Living with Loss and Grief.
Sue Densmore Communication Strategies
Sue Densmore Communication Strategies is a full service marketing, public
relations and project management consultancy, specializing in product, service,
fundraising and organizational development for regional and statewide businesses
Steffanie DeSautel & Jessica Graham
Complete Bookkeeping Services
541-621-9705 fax 888-621-8894
Providing quality service and experience at a reasonable price!
Payroll, bookkeeping, bill payments, grant reporting, fund expense tracking and more.
Specializing in non-profit organizations, small businesses, working with the self-
employed and political campaign reporting.
With the capability to work in a broad range of industries including; Non-Profit
Organizations, professionals such as Doctors, Law firms, Dentists, Physicians, Eldercare
clients, Property Management, Restaurant & Bar industry, Franchises, Mortgage, Trucking,
Brokering, Retail Services and many construction fields and trades.
Steffanie and Jessica have 26 years combined experience in bookkeeping. They worked for
11 years with one of Oregon’s largest locally owned CPA firms, Isler & Co. prior to
beginning their own business. They have many years of experience with non-profit
organizations; experience with grant reporting, tracking fund balances and expenses,
and reconciling and preparing the trial balance for audit. They have worked side by
side with auditors, and know many of the auditors in the area. Some of the services
o Year End GL Clean-up- Do you pay your own bills & reconcile your own bank
account? You still may need a review of your books before you’re ready to hand
it over to your CPA for taxes. Reconciliation and preparation of the trail
balance for taxes and/or audit, interest on loans needs to be properly recorded,
balance sheet accounts to be reconciled, was everything posted to the correct
accounts? These are all things your CPA will do, but for a high price. Let
Complete Books prepare your file at a reasonable price.
o Payroll processing & payroll tax reporting – Basic and complex payroll
calculations. Direct deposit and electronic EFTPS tax payment for federal &
state taxes are available. Quarterly and year payroll reports and
reconciliations, W-2’s and W-3.
o Accounts Payable – Pay bills and keep accurate and available records.
o Accounts Receivable – Bi-weekly or monthly invoicing, current customer records,
customer payments, deposits and collection letters.
o Monthly or Quarterly Reconciliations – Reconciliation of bank accounts, credit
cards, petty cash and other assets and liability accounts that are needed to
keep your balances accurate and up to date.
o Financial statements – Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Statement of Retained
Earnings as well as other important business reports to help you manage your
accounts and increase your bottom line.
Some of the non-profit’s they have served include; Health Care Coalition of Southern
Oregon, Girl Scouts of Winema Council, Leapfrog Training and Facilitation, Oregon
Fisheries Enhancement Foundation, Inc. and the Central Point Chamber.
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I have been a Psychologist for over 30 years, and am also a creative
artist. I have both created programs for non-profits, and consulted for
non-profits, throughout my career. My best skills relate to interpersonal
relationships, and creative ideas that will serve the organization (e.g.
creative marketing; creative fund-raising; creative opportunity-creation).
Cheryl focuses on developing and implementing marketing communication strategies
with an emphasis on accountability and tracking.
Other areas of experience:
--Focus group development and implementation
--Web site organization and copy
--Print advertising copy
--Newsletter and magazine copy
Collaborative Change Works
Specializing in Organizational Learning, the practice of skillful conversation
and dialogue, coaching, mentoring young women, and women’s leadership programs.
Glennifer divides her time between South Africa and the United States. During
the 1990’s she served as Senior Project Manager for the Education Portfolio of
the Independent Development Trust (IDT) which served as an organ of change during
the period of transition from apartheid to democracy in South Africa. She
managed the National School Building Project and the 1000 Schools Project, both
of which employed a whole systems collaborative approach involving partnerships
between non-profits, provincial governments, teacher unions, parent
organizations, churches, communities, and the private sector.
Glennifer is currently a senior associate of DiaLogos, for whom she consults,
coaches, and serves as faculty on the 10-month Leadership for Collective
Intelligence program for global leaders. She is a founding director of The
Ashland Institute and a partner in a small consulting company, Collaborative
ChangeWorks. She is a contributing author to the book Fabric of the Future
(Conari Press 1998), which examines new directions for women in the next
millennium. Through the Ashland Institute, she and other women leaders conduct
mentoring programs for young women and for women in transition.
Some of her recent clients include BP, Old Mutual PLC, The Girl Scouts of
America, the California Teacher’s Association, Hewlett Packard, Cedars Sinai
Healthcare System and the Sisters of the Holy Cross.
Her career has included teaching, seven years as a film and theatre critic, and
serving as the director of women’s programs in a non-profit organization. She
holds a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a graduate Education
degree from the University of Cape Town.
Anne Golden is the owner of Anne Golden Associates, a Leadership Coaching and
Organizational Consulting firm in Ashland Oregon.
The organization’s mission is dedicated to supporting the success and fulfillment
of all of their clients through coaching, training, and consulting with a focus
on executive development and career transition. Anne has over twenty years as a
Corporate Human Resources Executive, is certified by the International Coach
Federation as a Professional Certified Coach, and is certified to administer a
variety of leadership assessments including MBTI, FIRO-B, and 360 Feedback. Anne
works with many individuals from the non-profit and business community in their
quest to become more effective and aligned with their talents and purpose.
Organizational clients include Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, Southern
Oregon University, Rogue Valley Council of Government and the United Nations
UNICEF & World Food Programs.
Anne is involved with grantmaking for the Threshold Foundation as well as the
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation in Portland Oregon.
Anne currently serves on the board of the Ashland Community Hospital as well as
Board Chair for the Southern Oregon Red Cross.
Leapfrog Training & Facilitation
Training, Development and Planning to Strengthen Your Board, Organization, Staff
Fundraising: Build Your Team and Select & Plan Your Strategies
Effective Meetings & Decision-Making
Mission, Vision, Values
Appreciative Inquiry: An Engaging, Strengths-Based Approach to Set Your
Vision or Build Your Team
Custom Programs Based on Your Organization’s Specific Needs
Keri Green & Associates
Facilitation & Group Process Design, Collaboration & Consensus Building,
Mediation & Training
Keri has been working in the fields of organizational development and conflict
resolution since 1981. She became self-employed in 1988 as a facilitator,
mediator, trainer, and organizational consultant. She is a past Executive
Director of Mediation Works in Jackson County. Much of her work focuses on
multi-party public policy issues involving diverse stakeholders, collaborative
decision-making, consensus building and political strategy. Keri has exceptional
skills in group process, group dynamics and organizational assessment. Her
background in regional and workplace issues, government, management, and public
involvement provide a wide variety of experiences useful in relating real life to
the complex situations we face today. Keri has a BS degree from the University
of San Francisco in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior, with additional
study and practice in Hakomi psychotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. A
partial client list includes Britt Festivals, Jackson, Josephine and Curry
Counties, Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission, numerous state, federal, local
and non-profit agencies, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Jefferson Public Radio,
United Bicycle Institute, Cities of Ashland and Talent.
I am passionate about Siskiyou County and helping to facilitate growth and
sustainability. I will do whatever it takes to make our community better.
Banner Non-Profits, LLC
Heidi E. Henry is a senior governance consultant that specializes in business
leadership development, strategic planning, project planning, and group
facilitation and team building.
Kathy Ingram Ph.D., Inc.
Phone: 541-944-0335 or 541-759-2970
Kathy R. Ingram, Ph.D., Inc., is a consulting firm, with offices in Medford and
Coos Bay, devoted to Not-for-Profit Health, Education, and Human Services. In
specific, the firm specializes in program and grant development, strategic
planning, resource development planning, and independent program evaluation
The firm has developed well in excess of 1,000 successful foundation grant
proposals, and well in excess of $500 million in approved and successful federal
grant projects on behalf of more than 100 not-for-profit organizations from
throughout the Pacific Northwest, although the preponderance have been from
The firm has also served as federally approved independent program evaluation
specialist for projects funded by the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education,
Labor, Veteran’s Affairs, and Health and Human Services. Within the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services
Administration, Kathy Ingram has performed program evaluation functions for
projects funded by the Bureau of Primary Health Care, Maternal and Child Health
Bureau, Bureau of Health Professions, and federal Office of Rural Health Policy
The firm has facilitated strategic and/or resource development planning for
nonprofit agencies on over 80 occasions and facilitated three-to-five day grant
development seminars on over 100 occasions.
Lisa James, CFRE
James Consulting, Inc.
(541) 734-5813 fax
Lisa James, CFRE has more than twenty years of executive experience with large
organizations and projects including: Marketing Director for Price Development Company’s
Rogue Valley Mall, Oregon Health Sciences University/Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Foundation, Rogue Valley Medical Center Foundation, The Osmond Family Foundation/
Children’s Miracle Network, Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley College
Foundation, and six years as Director of Institutional Advancement for Southern Oregon
University and Executive Director of the SOU Foundation. Her professional experiences
have been regional in scope, providing a thorough and intimate knowledge of Oregon and
the Pacific Northwest.
Ms. James is a graduate from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science Degree
in Business Administration and Marketing and has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive
by the Association of Fund Raising Professionals since 1995. She is a board member of
the Association of Philanthropic Counsel and active in numerous other professional
James Consulting, Inc. was established in 1999 to specialize in capital campaigns,
feasibility studies, board development, development audits, planned giving programs and
strategic planning. A full-service firm providing customized fundraising and marketing
strategies to help not-for-profits build a better future for themselves and their
communities. James is a frequent and dynamic conference speaker and workshop
James works with an alliance of regional professionals, and together can provide the best
in strategic planning, fund-raising counsel, graphic design, website development,
copywriting, marketing, advertising, public relations and grant writing.
Organizations assisted by James Consulting, Incorporated include:
Addictions Recovery Center, Asante’ Health System, Ashland Artisans Gallery & Art Center,
Camelot Theatre Company, CASA of Jackson County (Court Appointed Special Advocates), City
of Central Point Parks & Recreation Foundation, City of Medford, Oregon, Coos County
Historical Society, Crater Lake National Park Trust, Craterian Ginger Rodgers Theater,
Down Syndrome Association of Southern Oregon, Dogs for the Deaf, Inc., Florence
Crittenton Home & Services, Helena Montana, Friends of the [Jackson County] Fair
Foundation Lithia Motors Amphitheater Campaign, Habitat for Humanity – Rogue Valley
Affiliate, Intermountain Children’s Home and Services, Helena Montana, Jackson County -
Medford Chamber of Commerce, Jackson County Relief Nursery & Family Nurturing Center,
Kagyu Sukha Choling Buddhist Meditation Center, KID TIME! (Kids Discovery) Museum, Kids
Unlimited of Oregon, Literacy Council of Jackson County, Lloyd Haines, Attorney and Real
Estate Developer, Medford Market (Co-Op), Medford Parks & Recreation Foundation, Oregon
Conservatory of Performing Arts, Pacific Non-Profit Network (pro bono), Southern Oregon
University, Providence Community Health Foundation, Providence Medford Medical Center,
Providence Health Systems, Oregon, Rawland Glass, Inc. DBA: Relationships First
Counseling, Training & Consulting, Safe & Healthy Kids Political Action Committee (PAC).
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries, Southern Oregon
Gymnastics, Inc., Southern Oregon High-Performance Enterprise Consortium (SOHPEC),
Southern Oregon Humane Society, Southern Oregon University Foundation, Southern Oregon
Women’s Access to Credit (SOWAC), Story Line Press, Trillium Family Services, Children’s
Farm Home Capital Campaign, Visp.net
The Ashland Institute
Beth Jandernoa is Founding Partner of The Ashland Institute a non-profit
dedicated to promoting dialogue in communities and organizations and to the
practice of inner leadership. Beth divides her time as an organizational
learning consultant and coach between the U.S. and South Africa. The scope of
her work includes leadership development, dialogue, participative change
interventions and development programs for emerging and experienced women
leaders. A major focus of her current work is as a faculty member, coach and
consultant with the Presencing Institute, a global institute dedicated to
profound innovation and change using Theory U.
Beth has over 20 years of experience working with business, healthcare,
education, non-profit and government clients. Her wide range of clients have
included Hewlett-Packard, Intel, BP, the World Bank, the City of Santa Fe, New
Mexico, the State of Oregon’s Adult and Family Services Department, West Des
Moines Public Schools, and the Girl Scouts Cactus-Pine Council of Arizona.
Beth established and directed a Corporate College for Executive Leadership for a
$3 billion health care company with 48,000 employees in the mid-1980’s. She has
served on the faculty at the Society for Organizational Learning teaching the
Core Competencies course with Peter Senge and the Presencing: Leading for
Profound Innovation and Change course with Otto Scharmer, for Columbia University
and the University of Michigan’s Advanced Program in Organization Development and
Human Resource Management, for the 10-month Leadership for Collective
Intelligence Course offered by Dialogos, and for the U.S. Government Graduate
School Leadership Academy.
In South Africa Beth teaches cross-sector, cross- organizational leadership and
dialogue programs, coaches young leaders and consults to non-profits, business
Insights for Non-Profits
541-677-7272, 673-0663 or 784-7494
Insights for Non-Profits works to strengthen non-profit organizations by
providing capacity building and organizational & asset development, as well as
fundraising services of the highest quality and integrity.
Susie began her career in non-profit administration in 1988 as the director of
the domestic violence prevention and intervention program in Roseburg and moved
on to serve as the Executive Director of the Greater Douglas United Way – a
position she held for over 14 years. In addition, Susie worked for a year on
the program staff of The Ford Family Foundation.
Ms. Johnston-Forte has taught numerous courses in aspects of non-profit
administration in addition to conducting countless fundraising campaigns. She
has worked with over 80 non-profit organizations and has provided instrumental
assistance in raising over $34,000,000 total dollars.
Insights is available to provide counsel in the areas of:
Non-profit capacity and asset building including development in the areas
Board recruitment, training, and retention; governance
Strategic & long-range planning
Organizational policies and procedures
Human resource assistance
Marketing and public relations services
Policies and procedures
Mission and visioning
Measurable Outcomes and service tracking
Partnerships and collaborations
Special Event planning and implementation
Planned giving programs
With more than 19 years of experience, Susan Kramer-Pope works to foster mutual
understanding through responsible communication. Her background in
transformational communication and leadership, wellness education and mediation
fuels her passion to make a difference in how we relate to one another. During
her career, Susan has presented corporate trainings and business seminars. Her
clients included Regence Blue Shield of Washington, the Social Security
Administration, the City of Bainbridge Island, WA as well as independent small
businesses and their staff.
Jonathan I. Lange, Ph.D.
Jon Lange is Director of Training and Organization Development and Professor of
Communication at Southern Oregon University. For over two decades, Jon has
provided organization development, mediation, facilitation, training and
strategic planning services to thousands of individuals--executives, managers,
employees, physicians, attorneys, judges, university presidents, politicians,
board and community members in a wide variety of settings.
A partial and regional client list includes, in the private sector, Boeing, Bear
Creek, Darex, Scala, LTM, as well as Asante, Providence, Golden Plains, Ashland
Community and Sacred Heart Hospitals to mention a few. His public sector clients
include Oregon Public Broadcasting, the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest
Service, the Cities of Medford, Ashland, and Grants Pass, as well as Jackson,
Deschutes, Josephine and Siskiyou Counties.
Over the years Jon has negotiated a number of union-management contracts,
facilitated dozens of retreats and mediated many more disputes. He has
facilitated nationally recognized environmental policy efforts such as the
Applegate Partnership and the Rogue River Basin Technical Team. Jon has trained
and certified over 300 mediators and is the author of a lengthy list of papers
and articles on conflict management and organizational behavior. He brings
extensive experience; solid, grounded knowledge; an open, welcoming style; and
full commitment to his work.
Jon has worked with managers and leaders at private sector organizations such as
The Boeing Company, Bear Creek Corporation and Scala Electronics. He has worked
with various health care organizations and businesses. His public sector clients
include a wide variety of nonprofits, cities, counties, state and federal
Joy and Larry Marshall:
Marshall Fundraising Management
”Doing Well By Doing Good”
Ashland, OR 541-488-3121 -- San Francisco, CA 415-267-6109
Full-service, comprehensive, fundraising consulting firm, focusing on
mission-driven, highly profitable Special Events.
Special Event options include:
"Stakeholders Ask Event"; novel, innovative mission-driven event featuring
'Charitainment' (message-driven entertainment for charities).
Specialties also include:
Cause-marketing, branding programs & corporate-sponsored events;
Integrated PR/communications, building visibility, awareness and
recognition; Board Development and Board and Staff/Volunteer coaching;
Interim and long-term outsourcing, in lieu of internal development staff.
One-stop resource, utilizing our Strategic Partners Network, for executive
recruiting, capital campaigns, grant research and grant writing, website
development, video production, etc.
Joy Marshall, nationally known fundraising executive, serving
local/regional/national/global clients. Best known for strategizing and
implementing innovative, cost-effective, and results-oriented fundraising
programs/special events. Prior involvement as senior fundraising executive/
Consultant for the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) for over 15 years; Executive
Producer of CMN's Champions TV broadcast, aired live on KABC-TV from Disneyland.
Larry Marshall, nationally known founder and CEO of Marshall Consultants, LLC
(MC), now focuses on fundraising organizational strategy and awareness-building.
MC founded in 1967, was the first executive search/management consulting firm
specializing in public relations, corporate & marketing communications. MC has
served over half of the Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, & most
major PR/advertising agencies. Member of the Public Relations Society of America,
and many other professional organizations.
Partial list of clients served by Larry and/or Joy Marshall include:
Boys & Girls Club/Fresno, CA; Camelot Theatre Company, OR; Childrens Hospital LA,
CA; Children's Miracle Network, UT; Community Health Center, OR; D. Gabriel
Benefit Concert, OR; Grizzly People Fdn, CA; Habitat For Humanity-RV, OR; Hearts
With A Mission, OR; Jackson Co. Sexual Assault Response Team, OR; Nat’l Kidney
Foundation, OR; Options For So. Oregon, OR; United Way/Fresno, CA; Valley
Children's Hospital, CA; WinterSpring Center, OR; Humanitarian relief missions-
Hmong refugees in Thailand.
Aligned Business Consulting
* Organizational Development, including strategic planning and 360° employee
* Team Development, including team assessment, Myers-Briggs workshops and
* Leader Development, including executive and manager coaching
Stuart has been consulting and coaching with leaders of companies and non-profit
organizations for ten years. He provides services at three different levels:
organizational alignment, team alignment, and leader alignment.
Organizational Alignment helps organizations clarify their vision, goals and
behaviors through identifying core competencies and strategic planning. He has
facilitated strategic planning and direction processes with Community Works,
ScienceWorks, Kids Health Connection, Lithia Motors, Oregon Stage Works, La
Clinica Del Valle and MARA.
Team Alignment programs help teams identify their strengths and areas for
development, and provides training and/or coaching in conflict resolution, change
management, priority management, performance management or leadership development
programs. Stuart has provided team alignment programs to SOPTV, Pacific
Retirement Services and SOU.
Leader Alignment helps leaders accelerate the development of both their
leadership and management skills. Stuart helps leaders to identify and put into
practice their unique leadership style, enabling them to better motivate and lead
their organizations. He helps strengthen their management skills through
assessing their strengths and areas for development, co-creating development
plans, and providing on-going coaching and accountability to help them achieve
their development goals. Stuart has provided leadership coaching at Lithia
Motors, Medical Eye Center and Blue Genie.
Previously, Stuart co-founded the Workpath Group, a worldwide leadership coaching
organization and was a Vice President of Organizational Consulting for Right
Management Consultants. Before moving into leadership development and business
consulting, he spent 15 years in finance, sales, marketing and corporate
development positions with several high technology firms, including Apple
Computer, Xiox Corporation and Genentech. He received an MBA and a bachelor's
degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed the Advanced
Coaching Program with the Coaches Training Institute, and is certified to consult
with the Birkman, Myers-Briggs, and Career Architect assessment instruments.
Stuart is a board member of Community Works in Medford, and chairs the Program
Committee. He is also Secretary of the Board for ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in
Ashland. He has served on boards of churches and advisory boards of several
For additional information and resources, please visit www.alignedbusiness.com
Tel/Fax: 541-482-6578 or 888-406-8163
Video writer-producer for short film, non-profit video profile, public service
announcement and music video.
We strongly believe that every company and non-profit needs to communicate
clearly what they do; how they do it and what they’d like to be doing in the
Michael has the ability to interview people with a comfort level and candor that
results in heart-felt video-journalism. He knows that behind every company or
non-profit are people. People that cared enough to form a partnership for change
in the first place. That it is the energy, commitment and passion of these
people that drive an organization. This is what becomes very clear in a
ProfilesOnDVD video presentation: A compelling desire to improve some aspect of
community. Michael also has the ability to create musical company logos and
We feel that every organization is far better served having a video snapshot of
what the organization does on their website.
Michael has worked on both sides of the camera. As host and creator of NBC’s
Emmy Award winning, A Kid’s Eye View of the Environment, this TV special was the
result of interviewing over a thousand children. He has spoken in the UN’s
General Assembly urging the creation of a United Nations of Children. And he has
produced video presentations for many non-profits and organizations.
Louis Consulting Services
541 261-1494 – Voice Message
Business Plans, Organic Land Certification Planning, and Language Translation
Louis has over four (4) years of experience in developing business plans for
individuals who are starting their own business. Additionally, Louis has six (6)
years of experience in developing organic certification plans for farmers who are
interested in growing organic crops such as vegetables and fruits. Louis also
provides services in marketing health and safety crops by developing health and
safety procedures that comply with state regulations. Additionally, Louis
provides language translation services.
BUSINESS PLANS: Development of business plans that include description of
business, goals, objectives, marketing strategies, three year projections, start-
up costs, profit and loss projections based on quarterly financial spreadsheets,
and cash flow. Business plan summaries and cash flow written narratives are also
included in the business plans. Louis also provides simple basic strategic plans
for non-profit organizations based on their existing operations and short-term
ORGANIC CERTIFICATION: Preparation and development of organic certification plans for
individual farmers or non-profit groups that include research of farm land, crop
identification, uses of organic agents, and farm maps. Acts as liaison between farmers
and Oregon Tilth, the certifying agency for organic crops in the state of Oregon. Acts
as liaison between farmers and the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network that
works to convene statewide leadership in promoting the heath and well being of school
children, by increasing access to certified healthy and safe vegetables and fruits
grown by local farmers.
LANGUAGE TRANSLATION: Translation services to non-profit organizations,
businesses and individuals. Services include written translation of legal
documents and other materials in English and Spanish.
Louis is a graduate of Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Community Development. He is
a member of the Rogue Valley Toastmasters International Club. He received the
William Gaboury Memorial Scholarship Award at SOU for securing grant funds to the
local community’s underrepresented groups in May of 2000.
Kathie Olsen Consults
Kathie Olsen has served as chief executive for Boards of Directors for large and
small organizations; as Executive Director of two nonprofits; and as an
administrator and fund development professional for over 30 years. Kathie Olsen
Consults was formed six years ago, and has provided consultant and interim
executive services to over 15 nonprofit organizations from Hawaii to
Massachusetts. Olsen also has served as Program Officer for the Cow Creek Umpqua
Indian Foundation for the last five years.
Summit Coaching Services
Founded Joy of Sports Foundation (JSF), a 501(c)(3) based in DC in 1989. Served
as ED through '05. JSF served more than 50,000 children and was honored as a
Point of Light by the White House. Now provide executive coaching and training
Rachelle Schaaf Consulting
Rachelle Schaaf Consulting – Finding Solutions Together - Rachelle Schaaf, M.A. is an organizational
consultant to non-profit, municipal, and corporate organizations. She has over 10 years experience in
administration and management in local government and non-profits in Oregon. She’s held the positions of
Executive Director, Development Director, Risk Manager, and Curry County Commissioner Board Chair; and
has served as a board member with numerous organizations. Her experience as a college instructor and
facilitator helps her craft concise, practical workshops and trainings for the adult audience. She also has
experience with strategic planning, fund development, grant writing, program evaluation, research, and
Scherr Management Consulting
*CEO and Sales/Marketing Advisory Groups
*Coaching for CEOs and High Potential Executives
Scherr Management Consulting (SMC) specializes in developing ongoing strategic
planning processes for organizations committed to healthy growth. SMC also
offers results-oriented communications training for management teams that
clarifies roles, expectations and accountability. SMC facilitates two peer
advisory groups in Southern Oregon: The Entrepreneur’s Forum, for CEOs and
Presidents of Companies, and the Sales and Marketing Manager’s Group.
Cynthia Scherr, Principal of Scherr Management Consulting, has been practicing in
Southern Oregon since 1996. In Washington, D.C., Cynthia was the director of
marketing and strategic planning with a publishing company and an associate with
a venture capital firm where she developed marketing strategies for portfolio
companies, evaluated business plans for funding consideration and conducted due
diligence on potential investments. She served on the strategic planning team
that launched the Commission on National and Community Service, a federal agency
that oversees service-learning programs. She directed an international relief
and development agency in Los Angeles and, in Boston, headed activities for an
800 member joint Harvard/MIT Women and International Development Group. She was
an Oberlin Shansi fellow to Madurai, India, and has traveled extensively in South
Cynthia graduated with High Honors from Oberlin College. She has a Masters in
Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Masters in Business
Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Recent clients include Blackwell’s Book Services, Providence Health System,
Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Bell Hardware, Norman
Lumber, ProTool Manufacturing, Darex, Batzer Construction, City of Ashland, City
of Medford, Medford Urban Renewal Agency.
For additional information and resources, please visit www.scherrconsults.com
Catalyst Group Organizational Development
Helping Non-Profits Thrive
Catalyst Group works with your board of directors and staff to create long-term
strategic plans, resource development plans, and specific project plans.
• Grant Prospect Research
We identify the government, foundation, and corporate funders that are the best
prospects for your organization and its projects.
• Grant Writing
We create thorough, clear, compelling grant proposals. We operate quickly and
• Earned Income Business Development
We help you maximize earned revenue by identifying untapped or under-performing
assets within your organization and showing you simple actions you can take to
dramatically increase your sales and profits.
The president and founder of Catalyst Group, Richard Seidman, has over 20 years
of successful grant-writing and non-profit development experience. During that
time, he has secured scores of grants for school districts, museums,
environmental organizations, and social service organizations.
Richard is the founder and former executive director of Friends of Trees in
Portland, Oregon. Under his guidance, Friends of Trees was named the best urban
tree-planting organization in the United States, and Richard received the field’s
highest national honor. In 1996, he carried the Olympic torch through the
streets of Salem, Oregon after being named a “Community Hero.”
More recently, he has served as Assistant Director of ScienceWorks Hands-On
Museum in Ashland, Oregon and Development Coordinator of the Southern Oregon
Historical Society in Jacksonville, Oregon.
He is also the author of The Oracle of Kabbalah: Mystical Teachings of the
Hebrew Letters, published in 2001 by St. Martin’s Press.
Recent clients include: Help Now! Advocacy Center, Mediation Works, Chiloquin
Visions in Progress, Rogue Community College, Wildlife Safari, Havurah Shir
Trish Seiler has over 30 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, specializing
in strategic planning, Board development, fundraising and grant writing. She
enjoys bringing together rural non-profits with the resources they need to serve
their communities. Her clients include organizations in education, government,
health, mental health, recreation and the arts.
Trish teaches workshops on strategic planning, grant proposal writing,
fundraising and Board development, and coordinates Klamath Community College’s
annual Foundation Directors’ Day. She designs training curriculum and content
specific to agency interests and would be happy to discuss organizational
training needs. Trish is in her third term as a member of the Klamath Falls City
Council, working to build healthy rural communities.
Crystal Shoji, AICP has been involved in planning and community development for
more than 30 years. Specialties iinclude developing integrated work programs,
facilitation, involving the public, preparing goals and plans, and mentoring
/educating all partners. Shoji served as Executive Director of the Bay Area
Chamber of Commerce for 11 years, developing a committee structure, leadership
program, and membership base that sustains today. Awards include Oregon Chamber
Executive of the Year and Coos Bay Person of Achievement. Shoji participates in
continuing education each year. "I organize participative and inclusive
processes that integrate organizations and their communities."
Masters Degree in Social Science, numerous research presentations, coursework in
social psychology and organizational psychology, certificate of completion
Evaluator's Institute, several grantwriting courses and experience working for
the worst non-profit in the valley and the best non-profit in the valley.
Genna Southworth, MA
Genna has been a business consultant, trainer, facilitator, and personal coach
since 1987. She also has executive leadership experience in a variety of
industries, including non-profit human service and education organizations,
manufacturing, and veterinary medicine. She completed her MA in Applied
Behavioral Science in 1992 through the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS),
with a concentration in Organization Leadership and Consulting. She is a Master
Trainer with Professional Thinking Partners, Inc. of Park City, UT.
Genna’s primary focus currently is in helping individuals and organizations
identify and develop their assets, specifically by utilizing Intellectual
Diversity, especially Mind Patterns and Thinking Talents. She has been studying
Intellectual Diversity since 1985 with Dawna Markova, PhD, who originated the
Mind Patterns element of this technology.
Genna has also been a certified Myers-Briggs trainer since 1994. She provides
consulting and development work in the areas of business plans, organizational
assessment, and employee development. She is a skilled facilitator of group
process and has led organizational retreats in strategic planning, communication
skills and team-building. She is the co-owner and Director of the Ashland
Institute of Massage, where she teaches ethics, communication, and
Nor-Tek Computer Services
Kathy Suvia is a professional consultant, trainer and facilitator specializing in
the areas of professional and community development. She helps leaders to
identify and maximize opportunities that promote healthy communities. Kathy has
an MBA in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and a BA in Human Resource
Management. She has completed the Ford Institute Leadership program and is a co-
founder of the Leadership Siskiyou County program. With over twenty years
experience in nonprofit management and board leadership, Kathy understands the
challenges facing nonprofit organizations. She has leveraged her own experience
to assist many collaborative initiatives in her own community.
Thuren Consulting Services
Thuren Consulting Services offers professional grant writing services to non-
profit organizations. Services include:
Researching potential funding sources and generating a research summary
Creating an annual grant plan, including all deadlines
Contacting and discussing organizational projects with potential funders
Reporting on funded grants
By offering each phase individually, your organization can utilize my services
for any one of, or all of the services listed above. For example, I can create
the research plan for your organization which will allow you to continue the
process on your own, simply edit your proposals and provide you with the feedback
you need to succeed, or take care of all your grant writing needs so that you can
focus on other important aspects of your organization. My passion is to help non-
profit organizations grow and succeed in providing our community with their
My experience includes non-profit fundraising, administration, and program
development. As the Director of Health and Safety Education at the American Red
Cross of Southern Oregon, I led a team of volunteers and instructors in running
and administering educational programs to fund health education and disaster
relief services. I managed an annual budget of over $100,000 and assisted in the
Red Cross Annual Campaign and major fundraising events. Further experience
includes grant writing on a contract basis for various non-profit organizations,
assisting in fundraising projects, marketing, public relations, and the
development of partnerships with a wide array of businesses throughout the Rogue
I have spent over 35 years working in the field of accounting. I enjoy working
with people. I want to give back to my community and help non-profit
organizations feel at ease regarding their accounting systems and information. I
want to give them as much or as little help they need in order to succeed.
Meri Aaron Walker
Between the Lines
I have been assisting leaders and leadership teams in nonprofit sectors for more
than two decades. For 25 years, I was homebased in Austin, Texas. I've been
living here in the valley for 3 years now and this fall have become involved with
United Way, ARC, and Living Opportunities while I'm also consulting with the
Mountain Meadows Owners Association Board on long range planning.
Human Systems, LLC.
Tel/Fax: 541 488-4086
Developing People, Organizations and Communities through Coaching, Training and
We believe that for people to succeed they need the clarity, leadership, skills,
resources and systems necessary to work together toward common goals – Human
Over the past 30 years Mary has worked with a variety of organizations from small
non-profits to government agencies and schools to corporations both in the U.S.
and Europe. In 1989, she founded Human Systems, a management consulting and
training firm based in Ashland, Oregon. Mary’s work focuses on many aspects of
organizational effectiveness and capacity building including: organizational
assessment, strategic planning, financial management, fund development,
staff/team building, systems/process improvement, leadership/board development
and project management. She also works with entire communities to help them
clarify and move towards their vision.
Mary is an experienced facilitator/trainer and coach. For the past 5 years, Mary
has worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations in Southern Oregon and
Siskiyou County California helping them to build their capacity. Much of this
work has been done as a contractor/regional coach for The Ford Family Foundation
Institute for Community Building.
Her background includes a BA from Macalester College in Education with graduate
work in organizational development and professional training in community
development and coaching. Other professional experience includes Executive
Director Roaring Fork Energy Center, Aspen, Colorado, consultant/project manager
for the US Department of Energy, Training Manager, Medford Clinic and Managing
Director Human Systems International.
Communications, issue framing and campaign strategy, organizational change,
message development. Award-winning writer and editor. Trainer, facilitator, and
Matt Witt provides communications and strategic counsel, assistance, and training
to nonprofit organizations. Recent clients have included the Responsible
Endowments Coalition, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and
Radio Artists, Alliance for Justice, New Jersey Work Environment Council, and
California School Employees Association. Matt formerly served as national
communications director for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
While there, he directed a training program to assist the national union and its
60 major local affiliates in developing and implementing best practices for
effective internal and external communication.
Matt won a National Magazine Award given by the Columbia University School of
Journalism and American Society of Magazine Editors and has authored articles in
the New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Boston Globe, Columbia
Journalism Review, and many other publications.
Matt taught communications at American University and administers
www.TheWorkSite.org, an online resource that provides free materials on
communications and grassroots organizing and education. He also edits the
electronic bulletin, World Wide Work, that alerts more than 4,500 grassroots
activists to useful new tools and materials.
His main interests are to help nonprofits to be effective and strategic, find
common ground with other constituencies, increase their own capacity, and develop
activists, leaders, and staff.