I started my career in the not profit arena as a community organizer. I spent close to a decade working both in rural and inner cities areas. Always lived in the communities that I served. Everything from migrant housing to tenements.
Once I knew it was time for me to leave the street I worked at different organizations as their executive director. Enjoyed this but was looking for a bit more.
Approximately 35 years ago I began a Hawai‘i based consultancy. Over the years we remained in Hawai‘i as our headquarters and administrative center, but opened multiple offices on the US Mainland.
We did not specialize in any one or two areas, we were fortunate enough to work in many types of organizations. Human Service, Health, Culture and the Arts, Human Rights, Education and a few more.
The company built itself into a full service consultancy. We were blessed to work with some very special colleagues.
Fundraising is what we were known for: Capital Campaigns, Annual/Operating Capacity Building and Planned Giving and Endowment. But we moved into many more areas such as long term planning, volunteer training and recruitment and more.
My theory was to recruit people who were bright, committed and task oriented. Combine that with an organization that has a great vision and mission. This was our formula for success.
Our philosophy is we believe that successful fundraising is a key element of not-for profit organizations because it provides measurable results, allowing the donors and the organizations to both be winners. Furthermore, we believe that successful fundraising, (current and strategic) requires a well defined plan with highly skilled and consistently trained lay and professional leadership to implement it. Our plan is to make our client organizations self-sufficient upon our completion of the planned financial campaigns.
We believe as the world moves into this age of specialization we remain wide spectrum in terms of skills, tools and abilities. This we accomplish through a team approach.
Most of the people working with this consultancy now or in the recent past come from very different backgrounds and disciplines. This allows us to view situations from different angles and perspectives.
Phone: (808) 947-2726
Address: 500 University Ave, PH3
City, State, Zip: Honolulu, Hawaii 96826