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 Expert  725108

Expert in Grant Writing and Implementation, Fundraising Services for Non-Profit Organizations and NGO's, PR

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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He has PhD level experience in ethical leadership. Understanding of the cultural, social, and spiritual values that shape and define a corporate culture. Experience facilitating organizations in identifying their own corporate culture, and designing transformational change processes. He has developed Conflict of Interest policies as a prototype for corporate and non-profit organizations that is reflective of industry best practice and IRS Guidance. Experience facilitating the Appreciative Inquiry process to foster organizations bringing forward the best in ethical and moral leadership.

business ethics


proposal writing

He has more than 30 years experience in facilitating strategic planning processes for organizations. Identify market forces impacting an organizations development. Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, using the SWOT Analysis. In keeping with most current theory, he utilizes the Appreciative Inquiry process which identifies assets and strengths and potentials within an organization, rather than old deficit based models. He views organizations as a mystery to be stepped into, rather than a problem to be solved.

corporate strategic planning

He develops marketing plans for new and existing non-profit corporate entities. His analysis starts with the mission and calling of an organization. It includes a situation analysis, market analysis (segmentation), identification of market niche, market geographics, market psycholgraphics, market perceptions, market trends, and a collaborative/competitive analysis Specific marketing strategies are identified highlighting keys to success, strategies for success, and specific marketing tactics for each strategy.


He takes a holistic perspective in identifying organizational potential. With a strong background in linguistics and sociolinguistics, he utilizes the language of a corporate culture as a critical tool for identifying strategies for organizational development. A unique feature is offering contractual development services for organizations that are not prepared to take on full-time development functions. he provides on-site assistance to CEO's and Board of Directors of non-profit organizations in bringing forward new development functions and innovative strategies to diversify funding sources.

organizational development

He has experience developing funding proposals for submission to federal and foundation sources. A special strength of his is an ability to assess the capacity of an organization to successfully implement a proposal.


Experience training non-profits and corporations in public relations. Development of effective press releases and PSA's (Public Service Announcements). Expertise and training and experience in effective public relations in times of organizational crisis.

public relations

Experience helping existing organizations identify their unique market niche, develop effective 'branding' strategies, and remain competitive in weakening markets.

strategic market planning

He utilizes an asset based model in Appreciative Inquiry to uncover the strengths of an organization rather than a deficit based model that simply responds to crisis.

strategic planning

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Spokane, Washington.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1977   PhD Pre-Cand   Linguistics   University of Michigan  
1974   MA   Linguistics   University of Michigan   Pullman Scholar
1974   BA   German, Philosophy   Dordt College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Executive Director


He is a consultant and facilitator for non-profits and has worked with more than 500 organizations. He provides process facilitation for visioning, strategic planning, crisis management intervention, and contractual development services. His special skills are development and oversight of federal and foundation grants.

2003 to 2005


Northwest Regional Resources





He served as Senior Evaluator and provided oversight to the successful implementation of multiple federal and foundation grants. Frequent presenter at state and national conferences on developing funding sources and implementing effective grant funded programs.

2000 to 2003


Wellpinit School District


Spokane Indian Reservation


Development Director


He developed and implemented federal and foundation funding applications that turned this small public school on an Indian Reservation into one of the 'Top 100 Wired Schools' in the US.

1980 to 1984


Michigan Federation of Food Cooperatives


Marketing and Development


Director of Marketing


He developed marketing strategies to support entry and success of 350 buying clubs and retail stores into the natural foods industry. He provided technical assistance, published product handbooks, and organized marketing events.

Career Accomplishments:

Approved by Idaho Supreme Court for family mediation Title IX, Affirmative Action/Equity Education Compliance Accredited Facilitator, Essential Peacemaking

Professional Appointments

Founder and Co-President, North Idaho Chapter of Idaho Mediation Association Board Member, Gonzaga Law School Foundation Member, Human Rights Commission, City of Spokane Distance Learning Advisor, Heritage Language Certification, California State University


Pullman Foundation Scholar Illinois State Scholarship Winner

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published in professional and special interest journals and edited a book on Dysfunctional Family Issues

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2000 to 2000   NIOSH   Project Coordinator   He developed funding proposal and served as Project Coordinator for An Evaluation of the North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks.
2003 to 2004   U.S. Dept. of Education   Senior Project Evaluator   He evaluated a funded federal grant to reduce high-risk drinking on college campuses
2001 to 2004   Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction   Lead Evaluator   He coordinated and led all evaluation functions for a multi-year federally funded Even Start Program serving a Native American Tribe
2002 to 2003   U.S. Dept. of Justice   Senior Evaluator   He served as lead evaluator for a Juvenile Justice Grant funded by the U.S. Dept. of Justice through the State of Washington

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He developed a marketing and business plan for Hope Ranch/Star Meadows Academy, a therapeutic boarding school program in Montana. The plan is designed to increase revenues in recessionary times and 'brand' the services offered by this organization
  • He is serving as a facilitator for the development of effective relationship building in a new multi-million dollar non-profit center in Tacoma WA.
  • He is currently providing services to Interfaith Hospitality Network of Spokane to insure appropriate compliance with all grant regulations on three grants funded through the City of Spokane to provide services to homeless families.
  • He developed a strategic plan for Wellpinit School District on the Spokane Indian Reservation
  • He developed a Strategic Plan for the organization and operation of Northwest Mediation Associates, providing family mediation services in three centers.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has brought appeals of decisions on funding of federal grants before Administrative Law Judges on behalf of educational institutions and successfully presented the case for federal funding
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Eritrea/Ethiopia   Born and raised in East Africa. Developed funding proposal to engage diaspora communities in the US to serve as peace makers in conflicts in Eastern Africa. Proposal submitted to the U.S. Institute of Peace

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Academic proficiency
French   Academic proficiency

Market Research:
Special expertise in federal funding, especially in the areas of education and social services. Knowledge of strategies for effective program evaluation and effectiveness research.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Presenter at Montana Faith Impact Summit on federal grants on behalf of the office of Sen. Max Baucus. Presenter at National Even Start Conference on implementing effective programs. Presenter at national conferences on health literacy. Provided training for attorneys and psychologists in family mediation.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has assisted non-profits in registering with the federal government (grants.gov) and CCR (Central Contractor Registry) to apply for federal funding and to contract with the federal government.

Other Skills and Services

Monitor funded grant projects for non-profits to insure compliance with grant guidelines, as well as federal and state requirements.


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