Leslie Anderson
Leslie Anderson Consulting, Inc.
10 Blackwood Road
Asheville NC 28804
Fax:
828-232-0481
Alt. Phone:
Unpaid Non-Profit Work (years):
40
Consulting Experience (years):
10
Current Professional Affiliations and Licenses:
Masters of Public Administration; North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

Summary of your consulting practice and relevant experience:

For over 40 years, as a volunteer and public servant, and as a consultant for the past 11 years, Leslie Anderson has sought to improve the future of North Carolina and beyond. Leslie’s experiences in the community are diverse:  active advocate, civic incubator, recognized community leader, nonprofit manager, fundraiser, community organizer, founding chair of several organizations, facilitator, and chair and Board member of numerous local and state organizations.

From this breadth of involvement, Leslie gained knowledge, background, and seasoned, practical experience to support and consult with nonprofits, grassroots organizations, and governmental units. This experience enables Leslie to understand and relate easily to staff, volunteers, and Board members. According to feedback from past clients, our firm delivers the agreed upon scope of work and exceeds expectations. Perhaps most telling, our clients usually become our friends and repeat customers.

Leslie Anderson Consulting, Inc. provides organizational development and support to public, private, and nonprofit organizations engaged in all types of public service. Our organizational development consulting services include, and are not limited to:  nonprofit management, board development and governance, strategic planning, special events planning, program development, community and public relations, downtown redevelopment, community collaborative facilitation, crisis management, fund development, and child advocacy. We do this through group facilitation, training, research, technical assistance, in-house management, planning processes, executive coaching, and the benefit of applied real-world experiences. We assist clients in building their capacity to achieve the desired changes and to become excellent organizations in the process.

In addition to Leslie Anderson, our firm includes Stacy Anderson, administrative coordinator, and contracted associates. We retain specialized counsel and expertise as required by the customer. For over nine years, Leslie has had an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of North Carolina’s School of Government. Areas of focus include civic engagement/civic education and community and economic development.

Every company has a particular style – its characteristic way of working with clients and addressing their needs. In our case, the style is innovative, collaborative, and solutions-oriented. Unlike some consultants, we do not offer pre-packaged solutions because there are no pre-packaged problems! Every organization has unique needs, circumstances, and opportunities. Therefore, we believe in a creative, innovative approach to problem solving. We also believe that “consulting” should not be something someone “does” to you. Instead, it should be an engaging partnership and collaborative process – one that involves all stakeholders in defining the problems and finding the solutions. We want the organizations for which we work and the communities they serve to grow stronger and become better places to live and work.


References

Advocacy/Public policy

State of Iowa, Department of Management, Office of Empowerment
Campaign Development, Issue Education, Lobbying, Advocacy Training
Shanell Wagler
(515) 281-4321
Campaign Development, 2002-2006 Issue Education, 2002-2006 Lobbying, 2002-2006 Training, 2002-2006
Buncombe County Department of Social Services
Campaign Development, Issue Education, Lobbying, Advocacy Training
Mandy Stone
Director
(828) 250-5700
Campaign Development, 2000-2003 Issue Education, 2000-2003 Lobbying, 2000-2003 Training, 2000-2003

Board Governance/Development

Consumer Credit Counseling of WNC
Board Assessment, Board Recruitment, Board Staff Relations, Board Training/Development, Governance and Committee Structure
Celeste Collins
Executive Director
(828) 255-5166
Board Assessment, 2000-2005 Board Recruitment, 2000-2005 Board/Staff Relations, 2000-2005 Board Training/Development, 2000-2005 Governance and Committee Structure, 2000-2005
Loving Food Resources
Board Assessment, Board Recruitment, Board Staff Relations, Board Training/Development, Governance and Committee Structure
Mike Stevenson
Board Chair
(828) 254-5227
Board Assessment, 2006 Board Recruitment, 2006 Board Relations, 2006 Board Training/Development, 2006 Governance and Committee Structure, 2006

Communications/Marketing

City of Asheville, Downtown Development, Bele Chere
Event Planning, PR/Media Relations
Jim Daniels
Board Chair
(828) 277-8250
Event Planning, 1985-1995 PR/Media Relations, 1985-1995
Girl Scouts of WNC Pisgah Council
Event Planning, PR/Media Relations
Molly Keeney
CEO
(828) 252-4442
Event Planning, 1996-2007
Burke County Program for the Carolinas
Event Planning, PR/Media Relations
Gina Amoxapulos
Chair
(252) 974-1810
Event Planning, 2006-2007 PR/Media Relations, 2006-2007

Financial Management

Irene Wortham Center
Budgeting, Financial Planning/Needs Assessment, Finance Training
Liz Huesemann
Executive Director
(828) 274-6050
Budgeting, 1999-2000, 2005-2006 Financial Planning/Needs Assessment, 1999-2000, 2005-2006 Finance Training, 1999-2000, 2005-2006
YWCA
Budgeting, Financial Planning/Needs Assessment, Finance Training
Holly Jones
Executive Director
(828) 254-7206
Budgeting,1996-1997 Financial Planning/Needs Assessment, 1996-1997 Finance Training, 1996-1997
MDC, Inc.
Budgeting, Financial Planning/Needs Assessment, Finance Training
Sam Scott
(919) 969-6944
Budgeting, 2004-2007 Financial Planning/Needs Assessment, 2004-2007 Finance Training, 2004-2007

Fundraising/Development

Loving Food Resources
Memberships, 2005 Planned Giving, 2005
Mike Stevenson
Board Chair
(828) 254-5227
Case for Support, 2006 Individual Donor Appeals, 2006 Memberships, 2006 Planned Giving, 2006
Altapass Foundation
Memberships, 2005 Planned Giving, 2005
Rebecca Warner
(828) 766-5840
Memberships, 2005 Planned Giving, 2005
Asheville Alumnae Delta House
Memberships, 2005 Planned Giving, 2005
Shirley Whitesides
Board Chair
(828) 254-4173
Case for Support, 1997-1999 Fundraising Events, 1997-1999 Individual Donor Appeals, 1997-1999

Organizational Development/Change

Smart Start, National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC)
Business Planning, Collaboration and Mergers, Conflict Management, Managing Change and Growth, Mission Review and Development, New Org. Formation & Incorporation, Organizational Assessment, Organizational Restructuring, Strategic Planning, Transition Planning
Gerry Cobb
Director
(919) 821-7999
Business Planning, 1999-2007 Collaboration and Mergers, 1999-2007 Conflict Management, 1999-2007 Managing Change and Growth, 1999-2007 Mission Review and Development, 1999-2007 Organizational Assessment, 1999-2007 Strategic Planning, 1999-2007 Transition Planning, 1999-2007
MDC, Inc.
Business Planning, Collaboration and Mergers, Conflict Management, Managing Change and Growth, Mission Review and Development, New Org. Formation & Incorporation, Organizational Assessment, Organizational Restructuring, Strategic Planning, Transition Planning
Sam Scott
(919) 969-6944
Business Planning, 2004-2007 Collaboration and Mergers, 2004-2007 Conflict Management, 2004-2007 Mission Review and Development, 2004-2007 New Organization Formation and Incorporation, 2004-2007 Organizational Assessment, 2004-2007 Organizational Restructuring, 2004-2007 Strategic Planning, 2004-2007 Transition Planning, 2004-2007
HandMade in America
Business Planning, Collaboration and Mergers, Conflict Management, Managing Change and Growth, Mission Review and Development, New Org. Formation & Incorporation, Organizational Assessment, Organizational Restructuring, Strategic Planning, Transition Planning
Becky Anderson
Executive Director
(828) 252-0121
Business Planning, 1999-2004 Collaboration and Mergers, 1999-2004 Conflict Management, 1999-2004 Managing Change and Growth, 1999-2004 Mission Review and Development, 1999-2004 Organizational Assessment, 1999-2004 Organizational Restructuring, 1999-2004 Strategic Planning, 1999-2004 Transition Planning, 1999-2004

Organizational Management

The North Carolina Arboretum
Executive Management & Coaching, Leadership Training, Team Building , Interim Management
George Briggs
Executive Director
(828) 665-2492
Strategic planning, 1999-2001 Organizational analysis, 1999-2001 Process coaching, 1999-2001 Plan integration coaching, 1999-2001
Center for Diversity Education
Executive Management & Coaching, Leadership Training, Team Building , Interim Management
Debi Miles
Executive Director
(828) 232-5024
Strategic Planning, 2004 Process Coaching, 2004 Executive Management and Coaching, 2004 Leadership Training, 2004 Team Building, 2004 Organizational Assessment, 2004
Irene Wortham Center
Executive Management & Coaching, Leadership Training, Team Building , Interim Management
Liz Huesemann
Executive Director
(828) 274-6050
Strategic Planning, 2006 Organizational Assessment, 2006 Executive Management and Coaching, 1999-2000, 2005-2006 Leadership Training, 1999-2000, 2005-2006 Team Building, 1999-2000, 2005-2006 Interim Management, 1999-2000, 2005

Program Planning and Evaluation

YWCA
Feasibility Studies, Program Analysis
Holly Jones
Executive Director
(828) 254-7206
Feasibility Studies, 1996-1997 Program Analysis, 1996-1997
Community Foundation of WNC
Feasibility Studies, Program Analysis
Pat Smith
Executive Director
(828) 254-4960
Feasbility Studies, 2006-2007 Program Analysis, 2006-2007 Needs Assessment, 2006-2007
Far West Mountain Economic Partners
Feasibility Studies, Program Analysis
Debra Sloan
Chair
(828) 524-1264
Feasibility Study, 2004-2007 Needs Assessment, 2004-2007 Outcomes Measurement, 2004-2007 Program Analysis, 2004-2007