Planning & managemenT
We utilize an inclusive planning method, partnering with our clients in the humanties space, to ensure success throughout the process.
Our team can assess and interpret an institution's assets and vulnerabilities - delivering a clear, concise, inclusive and sustainable path forward. Bevara is regularly commended for our work gathering community and stakeholder input; often finding consensus in what were once deemed hopeless situations. We have:
- Advised on governance issues
- Analyzed and advised on evaluation metrics and ROI
- Assembled and implemented stakeholder engagement plans
- Conducted feasibility studies
- Consulted on collections mangement and storage
- Created business, master, and strategic plans
- Designed and facilitated guest curation programs
- Ensured legal and ethical compliance for charities
- Facilitated meetings
- Led the creation of new spaces and interpretive strategies
- Trained staff and board members on numerous topics
Bevara has also provided planning and management services during times of interim leadership, reorganization, and the birth of new nonprofit entities. We have both incubated new organizations and provided shared business and management services to established nonprofits.
Volumes have been written about best practices for governance, but how do you know where to begin for your specific organization? Our customized consulting services are designed to work with you, based upon specific goals and desires at this particular time in your governance journey. The Bevara team adopts a conversational, relationship-building approach while assisting your organization in navigating what can often be intricate and contentious governance issues. We have provided support to organizations of various kinds and sizes, helping them address challenges such as board recruitment, board structure and roles, conflicts between the board and management, diversity and inclusion, transitioning to a paid staff, and evaluating the existing board to ensure alignment with the organization's future. Our governance services encompass both strategic and tactical dimensions, all aimed at ensuring enduring and sustainable best-practice management processes.
Art, CULTure & the CREATIVE ECONOMY
According to numerous studies, including one recently completed by the American Planning Association, "the activities of the arts and culture sector and local economic vitality are connected in many ways. Arts, culture, and creativity can: improve a community's competitive edge; create a foundation for defining a sense of place; attract new and visiting populations; integrate the visions of community and business leaders; and contribute to the development of a skilled workforce."
Bevara has over twenty years experience in developing strategies
that build connections among the fields of planning, tourism, economic development, history, arts and culture. Effective planning and outreach brings authentic unique stories to life, through the lens of the storyteller, engaging its audience on multiple levels, thus creating a lasting impression.
Whether it is an exhibition of any kind, virtual experience, event, public relations strategy, fundraising campaign, or enaging the community, Bevara can help your organization engage the hearts and minds of your audiences through well-researched and rigorously planned inclusive initiatives that are individually adapted for your diverse and unique audiences.
All of our services strive to develop opportunities, as well as financial resilience, within the cultural sectors of the communities we serve.
Non-profit professionals come from a long and historic tradition of dedicated and generous individuals who choose to work or to volunteer in service to others. Frequently called “mission-driven,” nonprofit professionals often receive qualitative rather than quantitative rewards for their commitment to service. Bevara seeks to add knowledge, value and deepen the positive impact of the clients served by these organizations and individuals.
We provide tools that individuals can use to move themselves forward, achieve improved work balance, and renew the generosity of spirit that originally brought them to nonprofit careers. Bevara also works directly with nonprofit leaders in both consulting and mentoring capacities to help them and their organizations flourish. We work with executive staff as well as board members, and also conduct group sessions. A mentoring session is typically 1.5 hours, and we offer bespoke packages.