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Carolyns Services 2010

  1. 1. Carolyn J. Curran 519 East 11 th Street New York, NY 10009 212-614-0864 [email_address] Organization Services In Partnership With Nonprofit Staff and Board Leaders
  2. 2. <ul><li>Carolyn J. Curran involves staff and board leaders in building leadership and a sense of community in their organizations through consulting, coaching, facilitation, training and writing. </li></ul>Management Board Development Evaluation Strategic Planning Capacity Building for Change ® All of her work is informed by her experience and knowledge of the nuts and bolts of organizational systems.
  3. 3. Some Sponsors of Carolyn’s Services Foundations Bertelsmann Foundation Booth Ferris Foundation Fund for the City of New York Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation New York Foundation New York Women’s Foundation Rockefeller Brothers Fund Union Square Awards Corporations Chemical Bank Con Edison J.P. Morgan Chase McDonald’s Government National Endowment for the Arts NYC Department of Youth & Community Development Southern Arts Federation (VA, GA, NC) State Arts Agencies (AZ, NY, PA, PR, SC, VI) U.S. Gov., Centers for Disease Control Nonprofit Organizations Asian American Arts Alliance Bailey House Bronx Council on the Arts Brooklyn in Touch/The Nonprofit Connection Casa Aboy (PR) Girl Scouts USA ( NY, OR, NJ, PA, KS) Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (PA) Hispanic Federation Media Associates (DC) St. Croix Arts Council (VI) Support Center for Nonprofit Management Four decades strengthening nonprofit management, nationally and in the Caribbean
  4. 4. Sample Projects Management Leadership Succession Performance Management Systems Supervision Training Team Building Diversity Personnel Policies Staff Development Organization Restructuring Executive Coaching Career Coaching Board Development Board Development Retreat Facilitation By Laws Compliance & Structure Board Leadership Succession Board Recruitment Services Establishing Board Board/Staff Relations Clients for each project available on request Strategic Planning Strategic Plans Strategic Planning Retreat Facilitation Planning Training Organization Lifecycles Organization Culture Mission Evaluations & Assessments Organization assessments Program impact evaluation Capacity building assessment plans Assessment training Tools: Management Analysis Checklist (MAC) & Logic Model Writing Strategic Plans Proposal Writing Newsletter Editing Formal Annual Report/Prospectus Curriculum and Instructor texts News Reporting & Editing
  5. 5. Hallmarks of Carolyn’s Work With Clients <ul><li>Client’s role </li></ul><ul><li>able to embrace the stresses of change </li></ul><ul><li>providing leadership & reassurance for change </li></ul><ul><li>giving and receiving support </li></ul><ul><li>eager to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Carolyn’s role: </li></ul><ul><li>responsible for deliverable goals rather than “on the clock” </li></ul><ul><li>promotes: </li></ul><ul><li>- an open environment for learning </li></ul><ul><li>leadership at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>a systems approach </li></ul><ul><li>uses storytelling to: </li></ul><ul><li>- promote narrative learning </li></ul><ul><li>- connect to client authentically </li></ul><ul><li>- build community </li></ul><ul><li>value meaning over measuring </li></ul><ul><li>have fun </li></ul><ul><li>Carolyn & Client </li></ul><ul><li>Share Responsibility for Success </li></ul><ul><li>engaged in the work </li></ul><ul><li>learning </li></ul><ul><li>listening </li></ul><ul><li>honest & authentic </li></ul><ul><li>connecting to people </li></ul><ul><li>involving people in decisions that affect them </li></ul><ul><li>willing to take reasonable risk </li></ul><ul><li>optimistic </li></ul><ul><li>negotiable on power and control issues </li></ul><ul><li>avoiding blame </li></ul><ul><li>accountable in agreements and behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>able to discuss process </li></ul>
  6. 6. Carolyn’s Facilitation Builds Leadership & Community Not your grandmother’s “meeting management” Facilitation Resources Used Carolyn’s unique approach to facilitation is an amalgam of cutting edge facilitation technology developed by the giants of invention with whom she has worked and studied, including the authors, facilitators and organizations listed below. Techniques include: group process, large group intervention, community building and peace, SOAR (strengths, opportunities, assets and results), building commitment through involvement, and participatory learning design. <ul><li>METHODS/TRAINING </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciative Inquiry: Mary Ann Rainey, Denise Lalonde, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for Cultural Affairs, Community organizing </li></ul><ul><li>National Endowment for the Arts, City Spirit Program </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for the Advancement of Group Studies, Group development </li></ul><ul><li>Open Space Technology, Harrison Own, Karen Davis </li></ul><ul><li>Reality Therapy, Dr. William Glasser </li></ul><ul><li>Tribes Learning Community </li></ul><ul><li>BOOKS </li></ul><ul><li>How to Make Meetings Work: The Interaction Method , D. Straus etc </li></ul><ul><li>Open Space Technology , Harrison Owen </li></ul><ul><li>Taking Part , Lawrence Halprin, Architect </li></ul><ul><li>The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair , Christina Baldwin etc. </li></ul><ul><li>T he Thin Book of Appreciative Inquir y, Sue Annis Hammond </li></ul><ul><li>The Encyclopedia of Positive Questions , Diana Whitney etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Tribes: A New Way of Learning and Being Together , Jeanne Gibbs </li></ul><ul><li>Winning Through Participation , Laura Spencer </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Published in national, peer-reviewed journals. Available on website </li></ul><ul><li>The OD Practitioner, Organization Development Network </li></ul><ul><li>Taking an Organization to the Next Level 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth of Equality in Flatline Organizations 2002 (translated into Spanish, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The Nonprofit Journal , Support Center for Nonprofit Management </li></ul><ul><li>Taking OD To The Bank: Practical Tools For Nonprofit Managers & Consultants, co-author Miguel Bonilla, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching Strengthens Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Build Better Communities With Better Management 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Culture – the Path to Better Organizations 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Management – a Help or a Burden to Nonprofits? 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Book Chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Wiley and Sons, 1998, The Nonprofit Handbook: Management (Managing Organizational Growth) </li></ul><ul><li>Museum Council on Education,1977, The Museum as Educator (Seven Loaves) </li></ul><ul><li>Research Presentations Published in National Conference Proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Organization Development Network, 1998, S trengthening Community Values In The World </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Sector, 1997, S even Loaves: The Sweat Equity Miracle </li></ul>Carolyn’s Publications
  8. 8. Professional Experience <ul><li>Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Prints in Progress, Philadelphia’s first community arts organization </li></ul><ul><li>Seven Loaves, community development arts coalition that became a national funding model (founder) </li></ul><ul><li>The Skills Exchange, a national management assistance consulting service (founder) </li></ul><ul><li>Island Center of St. Croix, a civic center for the performing arts </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluator and Panelist </li></ul><ul><li>Chair, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts, Expansion Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluator, NEA </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluator, NYS Council on the Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Board Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Chair, NY Technical Assistance Providers Network </li></ul><ul><li>President, Organization Development Network of New York </li></ul><ul><li>President, St. Croix Arts Council </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary, Heartstone Housing Development Fund Corp </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Current Adjunct Faculty : New York University School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Heyman Center For Philanthropy, New York, N.Y. How Experienced Nonprofit Managers Are Meeting Today's Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>  Adjunct Faculty : NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School Of Public Service 2002-2003 Managing Public Service Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturer : Graduate Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College, City University of NY 2008 Human Resources Development and Strategic Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Designed and implemented over 300 seminars and workshops in national, regional and city-wide conferences and institutes. Samples: </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Center, 2010 Organization Lifecycles </li></ul><ul><li>Right Management, 2010 State of Nonprofit Sector Employment in NYC </li></ul><ul><li>Support Center for Nonprofit Management, 2009 Turning Things Around With Appreciative Inquiry and Leadership Can be Developed </li></ul><ul><li>Organization Development Network, national conference, 1998 Strengthening Community Values in the World </li></ul>
  9. 9. Carolyn’s Holistic Approach Examples of clients engaged in multiple projects over time. Organization Years Sample Projects Casa Aboy, PR Charas Church World Service International Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies Filipino American Human Services Inc. Gay Men of African Descent Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors NYU Inst. for Education and Social Policy Teatro Circulo Ruth Williams Dance Foundation Support Center for Nonprofit Management Tokunaga Dance Ko Women’s HIV Collaborative of NY 5 30 2 12 11 2 30 2 7 3 23 25 5 Board development, strategic planning, program services By laws, fund raising, training, board service, mission workshop Strategic restructure, three parts Capital fund drive, train volunteers & supervisors, culture change Board development, demographic study, mission workshop, fund raising Supervision training, executive coaching, board retreat Board development (twice), staff development, fund raising Capacity building, strategic plan, 2 retreats, fund raising, fiscal system Fund raising, capital fund drive, board development, executive support Leadership succession, board development Consulting, training, publishing, my professional development Mission, board development, board service, fund raising Establish board and staff, by laws, fiscal system, strategic planning, mission and vision, executive coaching
  10. 10. 5 Good Reasons to Hire Carolyn <ul><li>Her work increases impact of organizational missions. </li></ul><ul><li>She captures the spirit and intent of clients’ work. </li></ul><ul><li>Her approach positions the client to attract more support. </li></ul><ul><li>She’s a “super generalist” who addresses the whole organization. </li></ul><ul><li>She has a substantial body of experience with your type of organization. </li></ul>