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Angela Johnson Peters

ALJ Consulting
10385

Angela Johnson Peters has dedicated her professional and personal career to the support of cultural institutions, artists, and community organizations. Angela entered the art world when, as a volunteer, she walked onto a theater backstage for a jazz concert. That was more than 30 years ago. Johnson Peters has been a cultural worker, producer, writer, caterer, fundraiser, planner, facilitator, organizer, trainer, and travel writer. Angela sees her working with artists and arts organization as a calling, and believes passionately in the importance of art in our society. After spending ten years in the local arts agency field where she developed ways to promote and support the arts communities in the San Francisco Bay Area cities of Berkeley and Oakland; in 1999, Angela founded ALJ Consulting which specializes in developing resources, effectively planning and successfully implementing programs with the non-profit, philanthropic, and government sectors. Over the years, she estimates working with close to 280 organizations and over 135 artists. Some of her formerly clients include dance companies, community arts centers, musicians, playwright festivals, theater groups, film festivals, and museums. Angela has worked with the National Endowment for the Arts as a site visitor and panelist; the California Arts Council, as producer for a statewide arts leaders conference; and served as a panelist for every municiple arts agency in the San Francisco Bay Area and the cities of Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. Accomplished in the areas of strategic planning, development, special events planning, community outreach, and coaching; Angela is currently one of the coaches for the Los Angeles Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color. Angela is a trained facilitator and has completed programs with the Grassroots Institute of Fundraising Training (GIFT), the National Community Development Institute’s Community Builders Leadership Program, and is a Wilder Foundation Shannon Leadership Fellow. 
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Other; Volunteer Management; Board Development
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions
Phone: (310) 597-2526
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American Association of Museums
1427

The American Association of Museums (AAM) has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. AAM is dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present and future. AAM Professional Development (AAM PD), launched officially in 1988, provides tools to address some of the most critical issues in the field. On the national level, AAM is committed to providing the highest quality PD programs to the broadest audience, addressing the AAM strategic framework goals of leadership, collaboration, and excellence by increasing its capacity to reach museum practitioners of all varieties, on the ground  where they are.  Seminars, workshops, and e-learning opportunities (including live webinars and on-demand programs) are held throughout the year to meet the needs of museum practitioners at every stage of their career (emerging, mid- senior, beyond), in all functional areas, and in a wide range of museum types, sizes, budgets and disciplines across the country. In doing so, AAM anticipates helping individual museum practitioners improve both their technical and interpersonal management and leadership skills (hard and soft skills), thus helping create stronger institutions that can better serve their communities, and ultimately help communicate the value of museums to society in these challenging times and beyond.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Leadership; Legal Issues; Education
Location(s): National
Phone: (202) 289-1818
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Website: http://www.aam-us.org



Americans for the Arts
1452

Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With 45 years of service, the organization is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. With offices in Washington, DC and New York, and more than 5,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders across the country, Americans for the Arts is focused on three primary goals: 1) Foster an environment in which the arts can thrive and contribute to the creation of more livable communities. 2) Generate more public- and private-sector resources for the arts and arts education. 3) Build individual appreciation of the value of the arts. To achieve these goals, Americans for the Arts partners with local, state, and national arts organizations; government agencies; business leaders; individual philanthropists; educators; and funders throughout the country. Americans for the Arts provide extensive arts industry research, and information and professional development opportunities for community arts leaders via specialized programs and services, including a content-rich website and an annual national convention.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Leadership; Marketing/Communications; Education; National Organization
Location(s): National
Phone: (202) 371-2830
Website: http://www.artsusa.org



Amy Kweskin

Artsightful : Arts Management Training, Insight Coaching, Capacity Consulting
9701

Amy Kweskin is an arts management specialist with a focus on mindful business planning to support artists, managers and board members in defining their goals and clearly envisioning a pathway to sustainability. For over 15 years she has been an educator, consultant and coach taking complex business concepts and transforming them into accomplishable steps. Since 2010 Amy has worked with the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) presenting Business of Art training sessions in San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, and Sacramento. She wrote the Strategic Planning chapter in the CCI Business of Art: An Artist’s Guide to Profitable Self-Employment – second edition. Amy is a co-founder and chair of http://www.c2arts.com Coaches and Coaches or the Arts.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Board Development
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; North Coast; California Statewide; South Bay Area
Phone: 4159949901
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Website: http://www.artsightful.com



Kristine Maltrud

ArtSpark
13253

ArtSpark is dedicated to shifting the arts ecosystem where artists live and work. The current arts ecosystem is confusing, frustrating, fragmented and full of inefficiencies. ArtSpark envisions a realigned arts ecosystem that minimizes the burden of building and managing the business of being an artist so artists can remain true to their creative practice and art. To that end, ArtSpark offers workshops and technical assistance to artists, artisans, designers, makers and creative entrepreneurs focused on business development (Artist Business Canvas workshops), communications (including social media), fundraising, marketing and branding, audience development and community engagement. ArtSpark also connects artists (and designers, makers, etc.) to creativity-friendly business professionals and online resources in their communities. 
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Leadership; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Legal Issues; Marketing/Communications; Education; Technology Training
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: x
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Website: http://www.art-spark.org



Association of Performing Arts Presenters
1430

With over forty years as an active arts service organization, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is the nexus for the performing arts community and the innovators in the field. Representing both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors of the industry, Arts Presenters members hail from all 50 states and more than 15 countries across the globe and range from large performing arts centers in major urban cities, outdoor festivals and rural community-focused organizations to academic institutions, artists and artist managers. The membership of Arts Presenters includes organizations with multi-million dollar budgets and individuals who are performing arts professionals. Members bring performances to over 2 million audience-goers each week. No other association membership rivals the breadth of creative expression, representing disciplines ranging from all forms of dance, music, theater and family programming to puppetry, circus, magic, attractions and performance art
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Leadership
Location(s): National
Phone: (202) 833-2787
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Website: http://www.artspresenters.org



Carrie Blanding

Carrie Blanding
11448

I work with arts and other nonprofits to improve organizational sustainability, navigate leadership transitions, and secure necessary funding so that they can do their work more effectively. I also write grants for organizations and individual artists. With over ten years of director level experience at arts organizations, I know first-hand about the challenges and opportunities that managers face. I combine my real-world experience with a deep understanding of arts policy, philanthropic trends, and management theory to give my clients a big-picture view of the field. My approach is compassionate, disciplined, creative, and collaborative. Bring me your problems, and together we will solve them.
Topic(s): Fundraising; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Board Development
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area

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Website: http://www.carrieblanding.com



CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
1436

At CompassPoint, we believe in the investment of people who work and volunteer in the nonprofit sector. That is why thousands of nonprofits send their staff to CompassPoint training programs. Visit www.compasspoint.org/workshops to view our current course catalog. CompassPoint provides you with the overall learning objectives in each of our core curriculum areas. We have created learning paths course sequences that work together to help you or someone you supervise, achieve a depth of mastery in these essential topics. Learning path courses are paced so that they are easy for you to schedule. Workshop content builds skills sequentially. Experience in a particular job role may enable a participant to take the more advanced class but classes are designed to provide the most benefit taken in sequence.
Topic(s): Board Development; Financial Management and Accounting; Fundraising; Leadership; Marketing/Communications; Management/Strategic Planning; Technology Training
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; Online Classes/Webinars
Phone: (415) 541-9000
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Website: http://www.compasspoint.org



Dance USA
1453

Dance/USA sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of dance artists, administrators, and organizations. By providing services and national leadership, Dance/USA enhances the infrastructure for dance creation, education, and performance. Established in 1982 as the national service organization for the professional dance field, Dance/USA is a membership organization currently serving over 400 ballet, modern, ethnic, jazz, and tap companies, dance service and presenting organizations, individuals, and related organizations. By working with and for its membership, Dance/USA provides: Member Services; Professional Development; Advocacy; Research and Information Services; Public Communications. Branch Offices to serve local dance communities Dance/USA occupies a unique position in the field as the only national provider dedicated to serving a broad cross-section of professional dance
Topic(s): Leadership; Marketing/Communications; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): National

Website: http://www.danceusa.org



Daniel Nevers

Independent Consultant
10023

Daniel Nevers is a conceptual artist, educator, and coach who thinks expansively to change the way people see the world. He is adept at fearlessly generating ideas through structured play, navigating unwieldy processes with transparency and humor, and synthesizing complex information to achieve clarity. He has extensive experience in nonprofit marketing communications with an emphasis on creating resonant message that nurture relationships over the long term, and he is skilled at designing frameworks, delivering eye-opening presentations, and facilitating inclusive discussions. He loves working with artists and nonprofit organizations to help them articulate and get what they want.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Leadership; Programming; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Education
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; South Bay Area
Phone: x
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Website: http://www.danielnevers.com



Marin Arts Council
1441

For 26 years, the Marin Arts Council has championed the arts, ensuring that the arts are woven into Marin s infrastructure, making our quality of life one of the best in the nation. We support artists by providing grants, sponsorships and programs that provide direct financial support to keep artists and future artists living and working in Marin. We promote the arts through major civic celebrations, by showcasing and promoting local performing artists and arts organizations, and by advocating for increased funding and recognition of the arts overall. The Marin Arts Council engage the community by bridging cultural, economic and social divides, by working to ensure access to the experience and practice of the arts to every resident in Marin, and most especially to those with limited resources and opportunities.
Topic(s): Fundraising; Leadership; Networking/Field Learning
Location(s): North Coast
Phone: (415) 499-8350
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Website: http://www.marinarts.org



Kim Fowler

MESA Coaching
13812

Kim is a certified coach, and a trainer and facilitator. She is on faculty of Leadership That Works. Kim coaches individuals, executives, partnerships and teams toward effective, values-driven performance. Through systems assessment and coaching she helps teams discover greater self-awareness, productivity and positive interaction. 
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; California Statewide; South Bay Area
Phone: 510-534-5160 x
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Website: http://www.mesacoaching.com



Nonprofit Resource Center
10046

The Nonprofit Resource Center has been providing comprehensive services and support to nonprofit organizations in the Sacramento region since 1989. Offering comprehensive resources, from a professionally-staffed library, access to a grant funder database, from fundraising workshops to management networking, the Center enables new and existing nonprofits to improve management, operations, fund development, marketing & public relations, board development and more. 
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Fundraising; Leadership; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Volunteer Management; Board Development
Location(s): Central Valley; Online Classes/Webinars
Phone: x
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Website: http://www.nprcenter.org



Mary Vradelis

Second Wind Consulting
9407

Mary Vradelis excels at helping arts groups develop long-term stability and growth. She draws on 20 years experience as a nonprofit administrator and consultant, including as an Executive Director and Board Member for several Bay Area nonprofits. Since 2006, she has served as Interim Executive Director for five organizations, including two arts organizations, the Marin Theatre Company and Each One Reach One. As a consultant she leads projects in strategic planning, retreat facilitation, board development and executive transition. She works in partnership with nonprofit Staff and Board to identify the tools they need to reach their goals. She is a member of Consultants and Coaches for the Arts (C2Arts), the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin, and Compasspoint’s Interim E.D. pool. 
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Board Development
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: 510.368-0587 x
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Website: http://www.secondwindconsulting.net



Yesenia Sanchez

Soleil Coaching & Consulting
9405

Yesenia Sanchez, Soleil Coaching & Consulting, is a professional coach and arts management consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over ten years experience working with artists and arts organizations as a financial manager, administrative director, program director, coach and consultant. Previously, she ran one of the largest artist incubation programs in the country and is a founding member of C2Arts –Consultants and Coaches for the Arts (www.c2arts.com). Yesenia has served as a panelist for San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Foundation & Grants for the Arts “Best Practices Series", and the  National Performing Arts Convention. She is a featured author in the newly published Center for Cultural Innovation's Business of Art© book, authoring the chapter on financial literacy for artists. Yesenia believes in an integrated, left-brain, right-brain approach to coaching and consulting uniquely suited for artists and arts organizations.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Programming; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Volunteer Management
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: (415) 216-7625 x
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Website: http://www.soleilcoach.com



Theatre Communications Group
1454

Theatre Communication Group s (TCG) mission is to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. Over the last 45 years, TCG s constituency has grown from a tiny network of groundbreaking theatres to over 460 members across the country, as well as over 17,000 individuals nationwide. Today, TCG s programs further its core values of fostering connection, embracing diversity and supporting artistry in the American theatre. In all its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field, and promote a larger public understanding of and appreciation for the theatre. TCG is led by executive director Teresa Eyeing and is governed by a national board of directors representing the theatre field.
Topic(s): Leadership; Education; Networking/Field Learning; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): National
Phone: (212) 609-5900
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Website: http://www.tcg.org



Victoria Plettner-Saunders

v.p.s cartographie/artcareercafe.com
14123

Victoria Plettner-Saunders is Chief Strategist at v.p.s. cartographie an arts research, strategy and planning firm. In addition, she created ArtCareerCafe.com, a nonprofit arts sector-specific site to help connect qualified, passionate arts job seekers with employers; provide career and arts business coaching and research to the field. With more than 25 years experience, her work assists arts workers and leaders; arts organizations; philanthropic foundation; and arts agencies with services such as research; assessment; planning and professional development. She has led or managed small andmid-sized arts organizations, and managed programs and the agency's budget at the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Leadership; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Human Resources/Staff Training; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; San Diego
Phone: 619-540-2925 x
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Website: http://www.vpscartographie.com



Nancy Walch

Walch Consulting, LLC
3777

Nancy and Richard Walch serve as thought partners to our clients seeking to take their vision to the next level. We provide executive coaching, strategic planning as well as management, project and business development services to artists, foundations and other nonprofit organizations. 
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Leadership; Management/Strategic Planning; Board Development
Location(s): National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro
Phone: (310) 475-6254
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Website: http://www.walchconsulting.com



Michael Warr

WarrConsulting
14729


Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Board Development
Location(s): Central Valley; Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; South Bay Area
Phone: 4156064781
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Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelwarr/



Pablo Hernandez-Garcia

Youth Speak Collective
9547

Youth Speak Collective is a youth-driven organization founded on the idea that all young people can succeed if provided with the right opportunities. We follow a “for youth, by youth” philosophy in which young people are help design and implement our academic, artistic and leadership programs.
Topic(s): Leadership; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Advocacy; Education
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
Phone: 818-890-2928 x
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Website: http://www.youthspeakcollective.org