Al understands that each nonprofit organization has its own distinct culture. Even as he proposes changes in the way an organization does business, he recognizes and respects its history and tries to build upon its strengths. One size does not fit all. Your organization has unique needs and challenges. Al helps you implement solutions that are right for you.

Promoting effectiveness and impact

Al helps organizations take an objective view of how they have been conducting their business. Yes, certain activities happen every year – but are they effective? More to the point, what isn’t being done because less productive activities are monopolizing the organization’s time? Does the board meet too often and accomplish too little? Al helps CEOs, staff, and board members reorder their priorities, so their time is used more effectively, and so the organization can meet its mission in the most successful way possible.

Building connections to donors

Al is deeply familiar with the interface of nonprofits and donors. He has over 35 years of experience in translating the needs and priorities of charitable organizations into language that connects with donors and funders. He helps nonprofits build strategies that develop and strengthen those relationships.

Working on these issues does not
have to be painful!

Al works to build close and trusting relationships with clients. He is tireless at spending time, one-on-one and in groups, with staff and board members. Al is an engaging and lively facilitator, helping participants work through difficult challenges. He uses humor to lighten the mood and illustrate a point. Al keeps in mind that the work is about the organization and its needs, not about him. Together with his clients, he develops solutions that are effective, practical, and reinvigorating.