Consultant Speed Dating
Are you looking to augment your staff or add to your team with the services of a consultant? Do you have questions about where to start or how a consultant could support your team or organization?
Information will be provided by consultants whose expertise lies in supporting non-profits in the following areas:
- Strategic Planning
- Grant Writing
- Marketing/ Communications
Please bring your questions and join us for an interactive opportunity to meet the consultants!
Peter Kuhn, PBK Ventures
Peter Kuhn is a freelance consultant with 30 years experience in financial planning, investment management and auditing. He’s overseen multi-million dollar budgets covering a diverse range of specialties including retailing, special events, conventions/meetings, public relations/marketing, and office operations.
With experience spanning both for-profit and not for profit organizations, Kuhn helps clients evaluate their needs, and provides solutions tailored to each organization. And, unlike paying for full-time employees- when the organizational need ends, so does the billing!
In addition to all of his financial experience, Kuhn also has a great deal of general business experience as well. He has assisted in the development of custom-written software applications; overseen call centers handling 75,000 annual calls for product sales and meeting registration; directed a mail center with 6 million mail piece/copier volume; and managed the administration maintenance of a 31,500 square foot building with 6 tenants. This well-rounded management background enables Kuhn to evaluate all aspects of any business operation.
Services by PBK Ventures include a full range of accounting and controllership services, financial evaluation and strategic planning – all outlined in this information package. Since each project is customized, feel free to contact PBK Ventures for an individual consultation.
Ken Slaw, Strategic Planning
Dr. Slaw received his masters and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Ken has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in the medical society arena. He currently serves as the Executive Director, of the Society for Vascular Surgery, an organization of 6,500 members dedicated to the prevention and treatment of vascular disease. Prior to this he served on the Executive Staff of the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization of 64,000 members dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of children.
In his various roles Ken has developed and led implementation of 200+ organizational visioning and strategic plans, including the widely published Vision of Pediatrics 2020 project.
He also has a strong passion for leadership development and has been a principal curriculum architect, and lead faculty for Leadership programs reaching over 3,000 thousand physicians and allied health professionals with the message and skills to lead.
Ken has an impressive history of volunteer service and leadership in his profession as well as his community.
- He served as 2009 President of the American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE)
- Founder of the AAMSE Leadership Academy
- Founder and past Chairman of the Membership Directors Consortium of the Council on Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)
- Past Chairman of the Board of the Make a Wish Foundation of Illinois
- Past Chairman of the National Chapter Leadership Council of Make a Wish of America
- President of FD NOW, a national foundation Ken created with his spouse, Ann, to find treatment and cure for their son’s illness, familial dysautonomia.
- Dr. Slaw is the recipient of 2013 University of Illinois Humanitarian Award
- Dr. Slaw is the recipient of the 2015 University of Illinois-College of Education Distinguished Educator Award.
Catherine Voigt, Freelance Grant Writer
Catherine Voigt has worked as a freelance grant writer since 2010, and her clients have included nonprofit organizations of many different sizes – with budgets of $150,000 to several million – and missions – from health and housing to education and the arts. She offers a range of grant writing and consulting services, including researching public and private funding opportunities, defining program models and objectives, developing grants management systems, and preparing budgets and grant proposals.
Catherine began her career as an attorney and worked for several years as a law clerk in the Illinois appellate and supreme courts. She practiced labor and employment law before specializing in criminal appeals with the Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor. In 2006, she joined Conlon Public Strategies, a Chicago public affairs and strategic advising firm that represents many nonprofit organizations. Catherine continues to be affiliated with Conlon Public Strategies, where she is a senior advisor.
Catherine has an English degree from the University of Illinois and a law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. In addition to serving as treasurer for the West Suburban Philanthropic Network, she is a member of the board of directors for the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center.
ANNA MARY WALKER, AM/PM SOLUTIONS & SERVICES
Anna Mary L. Walker of AM/PM Solutions & Services began her consulting business in 2013, which provides expertise in nonprofit administration, management, and fundraising support. As a nonprofit generalist, she has worked with clients in almost every capacity imaginable – in multiple states, across nonprofit sectors, wide-ranging operating budgets, and at various points in their business growth cycles. Additionally, she is an adjunct instructor at Northern Illinois University.
STUART MEYER, .ORGFREELANCER
In 2009, after nearly a decade in association management roles, Stuart Meyer invented his dream job. He is founder and chief storyteller of Social Frequency Media, a digital media strategy and production company with expertise in full-service podcast development/production for organizations and celebrities, video/documentaries, music production, story-driven brand strategy, and social media storytelling.
He is also founder of The Artscores Project, a founding member of the Chicago’s 80s cover band Members Only, and Co-Founder of .orgFreelancer.
Meyer is a former CEO of the National Barbecue and Grilling Association and has also served in management roles with the American Bar Association and Emergency Nurses Association. He has also provided consulting and creative services to countless associations and served as a lead organizational architect in the creation of the European Alliance for Innovation.
Industry volunteer roles have included Chair of the ASAE Membership Section Council, co-author on industry books and periodical publications and numerous presentations to association executive organizations.
Learn more about Social Frequency Media Communications at www.socialfrequency.net
AMY WILLIAMS, .ORG SOURCE
Amy Williams, Senior Consultant with .orgSource, designs new approaches to develop and deliver products and services that are critical in an era when existing business models are called into question and transformative solutions are required. With more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications, 10 of which were in association leadership roles, Amy approaches the unique challenges associations face with creativity and as a servant leader.
Experienced in identifying new revenue streams, developing business and pricing strategy, conducting product assessments and more, the depth and breadth of Amy’s skills can be leveraged on any project. Prior to joining .orgSource, Amy served as the director of marketing and communications at the American Society of Anesthesiologists. In six years with ASA, Amy oversaw the launch of countless products, led a major rebranding effort and collaborated with ASA business units to grow dues and non-dues revenue.
Amy received her Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Communications with a minor in advertising and her Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications with a focus on branding from Roosevelt University.
MODERATOR, KATE BOUSUM, CFRE, CHILD'S VOICE
Kate serves as the Director of Advancement at Child’s Voice, which provides education and support to children with hearing loss, teaching them to learn to listen, to speak, and to succeed. In her role on the Advancement Team, Kate works to raise awareness, funds, and increase outreach for the magic that happens at Child’s Voice! A fundraising and special events veteran, Kate’s career has spanned higher education, social services, and education in both small and large advancement/development teams.
In 2018, Kate received the Under 40 Leadership Award for Nonprofits by the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce. She has presented at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Conference, Option Schools, Inc., AFP Chicago, and WSPN regarding a variety of special events and fundraising topics.
In addition to her work at Child’s Voice, Kate is involved in many professional organizations including the Association of Fundraising Professionals Chicago Chapter (Education Council and Chair of the Fundamentals of Fundraising), West Suburban Philanthropic Network (President) and the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce (Young Business Leaders Group Co-Chair and Nonprofit Group Co-Founder).