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Find what you’re looking for on our list of carefully vetted and experienced consultants with the proven expertise to guide a wide range of projects, including comprehensive strategic planning, business plan development, organizational assessments, community need assessments, financial analysis and feasibility studies.

Ashima Saigal, Database Sherpa

Services: Database/Information Systems Development
Counties: Any (virtual)

Ashima founded Database Sherpa in 2012 to help organizations find peace with their data. With her background in software development, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit technology, she guides nonprofits towards self-sufficiency with the Salesforce platform.

Kevin Woods, Woods Consulting Group

Services: Board Development, Business Development, Executive Transition , Marketing, Meeting Facilitation, Needs Assessment. Project Management, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Training/Professional Development, Customer/Client Service Training
Counties:
Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee, Wexford

Kevin Woods is the principal partner and owner of Woods Consulting Group of  Muskegon, MI and Normal, IL. Woods Consulting Group works in a variety of markets typically serving small-medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations throughout a 5-state area. Woods Consulting has served clients in the housing, health-care, financial services, community service, food and agriculture, and manufacturing sectors.

Tim Ervin, Tim Ervin & Associates LLC

Services: Board Development, Business Development, Community Engagement, Fund Development, Meeting Facilitation, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Program Development, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau

Executive, board and management experience in government, business and nonprofits. Focus is support for change, transformation and organizational growth involving strategy, personnel, funding & evaluation. Current areas of focus are community & economic development; conservation and ecosystem protection and restoration.

John Iacoangeli, Beckett & Raeder INC

Services: Community Engagement, Meeting Facilitation, Needs Assessment, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Strategic Planning, Local Government- Public Administration Services
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee

John joined Beckett & Raeder, Inc. (BRI) as a Principal in 1991 and is a Professional Certified Planner and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. John has over thirty years experience working with public, private and non-profit sector clients on a variety of community and economic development based projects. He has been involved in the preparation and implementation of downtown and neighborhood revitalization, community development, economic development, historic preservation, and natural resource-based projects for numerous communities throughout the Midwest. His area of specialization is assisting clients to develop implementable strategies that enhance their quality of life and economic sustainability.

Colleen Masterson-bzdok, WaveLength Consulting llc

Services: Board Development, Communications, Community Engagement, Environment Assessment, Fund Development, Meeting Facilitation, Needs Assessment, Network/Collaborative Support, Program Development, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Systems Practice, Time Management/Productivity, Training/Professional Development, Volunteer Recruitment/Management
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford

Colleen Masterson-Bzdok began her career as a research scientist and progressed into leadership roles in education and nonprofit management. She has over 15 years of experience working with area nonprofits as a staff member, board member, volunteer and consultant. She delights in learning about organizations and the people that make them successful and helping to create critical connections with those working toward complex community needs. She is adept at creating internal systems to ensure that staff, boards and volunteers are able to work toward their mission efficiently and effectively.

Mary Bevins-Gillet, Sparks & Starts llc

Services: Communications, Fund Development, Marketing, Meeting Facilitation, Network/Collaborative Support, Program Development, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Training/Professional Development, Arts & Culture Administration
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford

Mary Bevans Gillett specializes in arts, culture and the creative sector, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in management, marketing communications, grant writing and capacity building to her work, as well as a passion to strengthen the ecosystem impacting the arts, and advocate for the sector’s vital role in our communities and cultural economic development.

Pamela w. Evans, Duality Consulting

Services: Board Development, , Community Engagement, Executive Transition, Fund Development, Meeting Facilitation, Needs Assessment, Network/Collaborative Support, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Program Development, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Systems Practice, Team Building/Conflict Resolution, Training/Professional Development, Mergers/Partnerships
Counties: Any in Michigan

Pamela W. Evans, MS, CFRM, has over 30 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, foundations, and social enterprises in the areas of organizational development, collaborations, joint ventures, revenue diversification, governance, fund development, and strategic planning. She has lead over 70 strategic planning projects during the past seven years.

Beth Buelow, Zopa consulting

Services: Coaching, Executive Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Team Building/Conflict Resolution,Training/Professional Development, Public Speaking, Stress Management/Resilience/Mindfulness
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford

One of the biggest sources of stress in our lives is conversations we’re not having, feedback we’re not giving, and needs we’re not sharing. This negatively impacts your organization’s culture and your personal effectiveness. As a Professional Certified Coach, author, speaker, mediator, and facilitator with more than a decade of coaching and consulting experience, Beth Buelow, PCC, is committed to supporting leaders and their teams in creating a positive culture of communication. Beth is the founder of ZOPA Consulting, which provides personalized coaching, facilitation, and learning services to small businesses and nonprofits. She draws on a range of frameworks in her work, including mediation and conflict management, appreciative inquiry, narrative coaching, non-violent communication, improv, and the work of Parker Palmer, Edgar Schein, and other personal growth leaders.

Beverly Beauchamp, capacity building consultants llc

Services: Coaching, Communications, Community Engagement, Executive Transition, Fund Development, Marketing, Meeting Facilitation, Network/Collaborative Support, Program Development, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Systems Practice, Volunteer Recruitment/Management
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee

During her diverse career, Becky Beauchamp has served as a university vice president of marketing and development, managed two United Ways, facilitated economic and community development projects for the State of Michigan and a US Senator, and led fundraising programs for a symphony orchestra and public television. She has served on numerous Boards of Directors, several in leadership positions. Offering a range of services, Becky provides her clients honed instincts, seasoned judgment, and capable hands to provide customized responses to their specific needs.