Current Clients

Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Grand Rapids, MI)
Using an appreciative inquiry summit to inform and accelerate a congregational visioning process, which optimally conditionos and lifts the context for senior pastor succession.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation (Boca Raton, FL)
Co-design strategy with the Foundation President related to guiding the board through a discussion to frame an emerging descision: whether to remain an organization fueled by needed or shift toward an organization fueled by a much bigger imagination of possibility and impact.

CentraCare Health Foundation (St. Cloud, MN)
Engage the entire Foundation staff (and other stakeholders) to reimagine and codesign an adaptive Foundation plan and strategy.

Children's Center (Oregon City, OR)
Using an appreciative inquiry lens, design and conduct a Community Conversation (an appreciative inquiry summit) with community to envision for Clackamas County healthy, robust environments for children and families…ultimately the end of child abuse and neglect by 2040.

Concordia University - Portland (Portland, OR)
Reimagining the Foundation's role as a catalyst for change--within the university and as an anchor institution in Northeast Portland. Coaching leaders pursuing strategic inquiry with appreciative intent.

University of Alaska (Statewide)
Co-designing the system's first comprehensive statewide coordinated campaign within a context of sweeping environmental and organizational changes. Working closely with university and foundation leaders to incubate a culture of possibility and an invitational tone with alumni and donors.


Former Clients


  • Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (Falls Church, VA)
  • General Board of Pension & Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church (Evanston, IL)
  • Oregon Alliance of Children's Programs (Salem, OR)


  • America's Freedom Center (Milwaukee, WI)
  • American Inside Theater (Genesee Depot, WI)
  • American Swedish Institute (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Anchorage Library Foundation (Anchorage, AK)
  • Discovery Institute (Seattle, WA)
  • Fox Cities Children's Museum (Appleton, WI)
  • Impression 5 Science Museum (Lansing, MI)
  • Outagamie County Historical Society (Appleton, WI)


  • AHA International (Portland, OR)
  • Appleton Area Education Foundation (Appleton, WI)
  • Aquinas Institute of Theology (St. Louis, MO)
  • Briar Cliff University (Sioux City, IA)
  • College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN)
  • Concordia University - Nebraska (Seward, NE)
  • Concordia University Foundation (Portland, OR)
  • Concordia University System (St. Louis, MO)
  • Concordia University Wisconsin (Mequon, WI)
  • DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
  • Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL)
  • George Fox University (Newberg, OR)
  • Hartford Seminary (Hartford, CT)
  • Lutheran Music Program (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Midland Lutheran College (Fremont, NE)
  • Mount Mary College (Milwaukee, WI)
  • North American Baptist Seminary (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • School of Theology & Ministry at Seattle University (Seattle, WA)
  • Teaching Matters, Inc. (New York, NY)
  • Trinity Lutheran College (Issaquah, WA)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (Anchorage, AK)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK)
  • University of Dubuque (Dubuque, IA)
  • University of Mary (Bismarck, ND)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (River Falls, WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (Superior, WI)
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater Foundation (Whitewater, WI)
  • Vesper Service Network / Rising Star Workshop (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Viterbo University (La Crosse, WI)
  • Warner Pacific College (Portland, OR)
  • Western States Chiropractic College (Portland, OR)
  • WICPA Education Foundation (Brookfield, WI)


  • Alaska Conservation Foundation (Anchorage, AK)
  • The Nature Conservancy - Michigan (East Lansing, MI)


  • MJ Murdock Charitable Trust (Vancouver, WA)
  • Schalkenbach Foundation (New York City, NY)


  • Alina Lodge (Little Hill) (Blairstown, NJ)
  • Anne Carlsen Center for Children (Jamestown, ND)
  • Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (Little Rock, AR)
  • Aurora Health System (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Banner Health Foundation (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Caron Foundation (Wernersville, PA)
  • CentraCare Health Foundation (St. Cloud, MN)
  • Clermont Mercy Hospital (Batavia, OH)
  • Clinton Memorial Hospital (St. Johns, MI)
  • Columbia Lutheran Ministries (Seattle, WA)
  • Concord Hospital Trust (Concord, NH)
  • Fairview Health Services Foundation (Edina, MN)
  • Felician Village (Manitowoc, WI)
  • Finley Health Foundation (Dubuque, IA)
  • Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Gateway Rehabilitation Centers (Aliquippa, PA)
  • Geneva Regional Health Foundation (Geneva, NY)
  • Gillette Children's Healthcare Fdn. (St. Paul, MN)
  • Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (Hamilton, ON, Canada)
  • Hazelden Foundation, Inc. (Center City, MN)
  • Health Alliance (Cincinnati, OH)
  • HealthEast Care System and Foundation (St. Paul, MN)
  • Holden Village (Chelan, WA)
  • Holy Family Memorial Medical Center (Manitowoc, WI)
  • Jane Lamb Health Center (Clinton, IA)
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital Foundation (Evergreen Park, IL)
  • Lincoln General Hospital (Ruston, LA)
  • Lourdes Nursing Home (Waterford, MI)
  • Luther Manor (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Lutheran General Foundation (Chicago, IL)
  • Maple Avenue Hospital (DuBois, PA)
  • Martha & Mary Health Services (Nursing Home) (Poulsbo, WA)
  • Plymouth Place (La Grange Park, IL)
  • The Foundation for Memorial Health Care Systems (Seward, NE)
  • Malulani Health & Medical Center (Wailuku, HI)
  • Marquis Companies (Milwaukie, Oregon)
  • Mercy Hospital and Health Foundation (Moose Lake, MN)
  • Mercy Hospital - Port Huron (Port Huron, MI)
  • Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations (Neptune, NJ)
  • Miller-Dwan Foundation (Duluth, MN)
  • MultiCare Health System (Tacoma, WA)
  • Providence Alaska Foundation (Anchorage, Alaska)
  • Providence Community Health Foundation (Medford, OR)
  • Providence General Foundation (Everett, WA)
  • Providence Health & Services Foundations (Burbank, CA)
  • Providence Health Care Foundation of Eastern Washington (Spokane, WA)
  • Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital (Hood River, OR)
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation (Torrance, CA)
  • Providence Medical Foundations - Oregon (Portland, OR)
  • Providence Milwaukie Foundation (Milwaukie, OR)
  • Providence Newberg Health Foundation (Newberg, OR)
  • Providence St. Peter Hospital's Community Care Center (Olympia, WA)
  • Rogers Memorial Hospital (Oconomowoc, WI)
  • Sacred Heart Hospital (Eau Claire, WI)
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital (Utica, NY)
  • St. James Hospital and Health Centers (Chicago Heights, IL)
  • St. Joseph's Mercy Foundation (Mt. Clemens, MI)
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Houston, TX)
  • St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers (Hammond, IN)
  • St. Mary Medical Center (Walla Walla, WA)
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Center (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Waverly Municipal Hospital (Waverly, IA)
  • Whitfield Health Foundation (Dalton, GA)
  • Willis-Knighton Medical Center (Shreveport, LA)

International Humanitarian

  • The Alliance to End Hunger (Washington, D.C.)
  • Foods Resource Bank (Chicago, IL)
  • World YWCA (Geneva, Switzerland)


  • Aid Association for Lutherans (Appleton, WI)
  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee Supporting Fund (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Adolescent Recovery Program (Baltimore, MD)
  • Delaware-Baltimore Synod, ELCA
  • East Side Temple (Shorewood, WI)
  • Society of Jesus-Oregon Province (Portland, OR)
  • Wheat Ridge Ministries (Itasca, IL)

Social Service

  • America's Second Harvest (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Advocates for Retarded Citizens (West Allis, WI)
  • Benchmarks (Raleigh, NC)
  • Bethphage Missions, Inc. (Omaha, NE)
  • Children's Center (Oregon City, OR)
  • Connecting Point, Inc. (Toledo, OH)
  • Courage Center (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries (Allentown, PA)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Theological Education Network (Chicago, IL)
  • Fox River Area Girl Scout Council (Appleton, WI)
  • Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette (Portland, OR)
  • Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (Menasha, WI)
  • Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Habitat for Humanity - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Lad Lake (Dousman, WI)
  • Life Promotions, Inc. (Appleton, WI)
  • Loaves & Fishes Centers, Inc. (Portland, OR)
  • Lutheran Family Services of Virginia (Roanoke, VA)
  • Lutheran Services in America (Baltimore, MD)
  • Lutheran Social Services of Metropolitan (New York, NY)
  • Lutheran World Relief (Baltimore, MD)
  • Ronald McDonald House of Indiana (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (Pasadena, CA)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington (Portland, OR)
  • Special Olympics Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Wartburg Lutheran Services (Brooklyn, NY)
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)

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