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. As a NorthSky consultant since 2016, Becky’s clients have included the Teen Parent Program, the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, Justice for Our Neighbors, Everybody Reads Network, Leelanau Children’s Center, Manistee County Council on Aging, Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation, Friends of Easling Pool, and TC Retreat. Offering a range of services, Becky provides her clients honed instincts, seasoned judgment, and capable hands to provide customized responses to their specific needs. Becky has a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Journalism from Northern Michigan University.
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. She is co-convener of the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network, supporting and connecting individual artists, organizations, creative entrepreneurs and endeavors, as well as the Region 2 regrant coordinator for Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs' minigrant program, providing grant management, capacity building & technical assistance to arts and cultural organizations and community projects throughout the ten-county region. Mary also teaches graduate fundraising courses for Central Michigan University’s Master of Science in Administration (MSA) program; and grant writing for Northwestern Michigan College’s Extended Education Services (EES), in addition to individual consultation, workshops and training. Mary earned an MBA and MA from University of Michigan, and BFA from Central Michigan University as well as designations as a Certified Fundraising Manager (CFRM), Community Arts Leadership Fellow, Certified SCORE Business Mentor and Springboard for the Arts "Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists" Trainer.
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, social enterprises in the areas of organizational development, collaborations, joint ventures, revenue diversification, governance, fund development, and strategic planning. Pam was employed by Trinity Health System for 17 years working for its flagship unit, St. Joseph Health System, as director of planning and marketing and as Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Planning for GNA, a national physical rehabilitation company headquartered in Grand Haven, Michigan. In her role at GNA, she consulted with hospitals and clinics throughout the country in the areas of planning, marketing and business development. Pam currently serves as a consultant for Rotary Charities of Traverse City, the Council of Michigan Foundations, and the Community Advancement Network, Midland. For these organizations, she works with over 40 nonprofit organizations and foundations annually in organizational capacity building, strategic planning, fund development, succession planning and governance. She has lead over 70 strategic planning projects during the past seven years. Pam has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University. She has a certification in fund raising management from Indiana University’s School of Fundraising and is a certified business counselor with the Michigan Small Business Association. Pam has completed “Train the Trainer” from The Monitor Institute of Deloitte Consulting in the “What’s Next for Community Philanthropy”, governance consulting training through Board Source, and is a certified DiSC administrator. She currently chairs the West Shore Healthcare Foundation, Manistee, MI.
LISA KNOWLTON, ED.D., WYATT ADVISORS
Services: Applied Research, Board Development, Business Development, Coaching,Communications, Community Engagement, Environmental Assessment, Ethics, Evaluation, Executive Leadership Development, Executive Transition, Human Resources, Meeting Facilitation, Needs Assessment, Network/Collaborative Support, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Program Development, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Systems Practice, Training/Professional Development, Volunteer Recruitment/Management
Lisa champions learning, she is known as competent, compassionate and focused on results. Her work history includes senior roles with social sector organizations, including CEO (twice). Lisa holds a doctorate in in Education Leadership, a Masters of Public Administration and Bachelors in International Relations. Her experience spans many areas of community development in the social sector and the private sector. She is knowledgeable in all aspects of managing and leading. Lisa is a national Kellogg Leadership Fellow with international experience. She authored The Logic Model Guidebook: Better Strategies for Great Results. This text is a field standard in the design, planning and management of both programs and evaluation. It is used worldwide among leading organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Harvard University and the Packard Foundation. Her passions include great plans, critical thinking, innovation, skillful facilitation, insightful management and related processes that support organization development. She has provided extensive customized executive education and taught for both Notre Dame and Grand Valley State Universities. Lisa is committed to the success of others. At “home” in northern Michigan and a Traverse City native, Lisa advocates for the Great Lakes, adoption and is an avid cyclist. See: www.wyattadvisors.com.
Services: Communications, Community Engagement, Evaluation, Fund Development, Meeting Facilitation, Network/Collaborative Support, Program Development, Project Management, Training/Professional Development, Volunteer Recruitment/Management
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee
Working in organizational leadership for over 40 years, Martie is now providing consultations to assist community projects to achieve success and sustainability. A strong believer in the power of relationships to get the work done, Martie shares many practical skills to achieve collaborative teamwork. In recent years, she has consulted with project mergers, provided board development, volunteer program and management development, provided fund development services and assisted in the creation of a regional community center consisting of multiple partners.
BETH STONER WieGLAND
Services: Board Development, Coaching, Fund Development, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Training/Professional Development
Counties: Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee
With 10 years of experience at the National Endowment for the Arts and 20+ years of experience in fund development at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Beth Stoner Wiegand consults with organizations and/or individuals on how to increase their organizational capacity on a variety of levels through proven techniques, tactics and strategies. Rather than provide boilerplate solutions, Beth is able to customize her assistance to fit the articulated current needs/vision for the organization and/or individual.
LESLIE STARSONECK, STARSONECK CONSULTING
Services: Board Development, Community Engagement, Environmental Assessment, Executive Transition, Meeting Facilitiation, Network/Collaborative Support, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Training/Professional Development
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska
Leslie Starsoneck has been a consultant to nonprofit organizations for the past 13 years. She has served as a Senior Advisor with the firm of Armstrong McGuire, a multi-service consultant firm to nonprofits, based in the Triangle area of North Carolina for the past three years (see her bio and blog for background on that work). Leslie performs organizational assessments, and has particular expertise in coalition assessment and capacity building, and executive searches. Her content expertise and experience are in the human services, child and family well-being and violence prevention areas in the areas of policy and training and program development. She is the Program Director for Adler University’s graduate degree program in Nonprofit Management for the online campus.
Services: Business Development, Community Engagement, Evaluation, Grant Writing, Needs Assessment, Network/Collaborative Support, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Program Development, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Systems Practice
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau
Dr. Julie Tarr has worked successfully over the last 20 years to implement local, state and federal programs across numerous communities. Julie has special expertise in working with foundations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations on systems change, strategic planning, capacity building and evaluation of place-based initiatives. Currently, she works part-time as the Executive Director of a nonprofit dedicated to senior citizens in Leelanau County, MI. Prior to moving to Michigan she worked as a consultant with a national firm in Philadelphia and as a program officer and the director of evaluation at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. She received her Doctorate in Education from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. Clients in Michigan include the following: Office of Great Start, Michigan Department of Education; Rotary Charities of Traverse City; Leelanau Township Community Foundation; Traverse Bay Intermediate School District; Legal Services of Northern Michigan; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan, Land Information Access Association; The Watershed Center; Leelanau Montessori Public Schools Academy; and the Greenspire School.
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 The firm has served clients in the areas of strategic planning, market feasibility, and market strategy development for 20-plus years. Clients are located in the states of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois. Kevin is a native of Chicago, the oldest son of Irish immigrants. He has earned an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Detroit and a master’s degree in regional planning from Cornell University. He has also done post-graduate work in Public Administration at Western Michigan University and in health-care administration at Ohio State University. Kevin is a member of the Master of Management faculty at Aquinas College (Grand Rapids) where he teaches marketing and management planning. Woods Consulting Group works in a variety of markets typically serving small-medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations throughout a 5-state area. The firm’s engagements typically involve market research, market feasibility studies, resource development, and strategy development. Woods Consulting has served clients in the housing, health-care, financial services, community service, food and agriculture, and manufacturing sectors. Kevin is married to Cindy and has two (2) adult daughters, one living in Chicago (Molly) and the other in Detroit (Colleen) plus two of Cindy’s daughters – one in Bloomington and one in Indianapolis. He enjoys running, biking, and cross-country skiing.