Company and Individual Projects 2017-2020

Current projects include those that are consulting and initiatives with equal partners. Unless otherwise indicated, efforts are being carried out through Management Cornerstones Next Chapter LLC.


Arts Wisconsin (Art$upport Fund)

Bader Philanthropies

Burke Family Foundation (Consultation, 2017)

Nonprofit Management Fund. Portland State University, Murn and Associates (Organizational Assessment)

Milwaukee Christian Center (Brandon Gelzer Memorial Fund)


In addition, Scott is an active volunteer for the following local and regional causes:

Geneva Lake Environmental Association

WI Philanthropy Network

Friends of Lake Geneva Library

Past Projects

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  • For the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, we studied the feasibility of addressing six issue areas involving nonprofit management. In a subsequent assignment, we completed a business plan for three of the issue areas, which subsequently became initiatives of the Nonprofit Management Fund: Diagnostic Clinics, Board Development, and Social Entrepreneurship.

  • For the Chicago Community Trust, a principal provided interim staff support for its education grant-making program. We also evaluated the Trust's grant-making program for small and mid-sized arts organizations.

  • For the Siebert Lutheran Foundation in Milwaukee, we facilitated a strategic planning process, identifying funding priorities to fulfill its mission.

  • For the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, two of the six principals served as “virtual program officers” over a six-year period, reviewing proposals and making grant recommendations.


   Social Services


  • For the Lakefront SRO Corporation, Chicago, we helped build a Board; developed a three-year fundraising plan, including a system to attract in-kind resources; assisted in creating a human resources department; and, consulted on organizational development issues.

  • For Jobs for Youth/Chicago, we conducted an audit of marketing and employer services; facilitated several long-range planning processes; and, instituted a program planning and evaluation effort as part of a major program expansion.

   Arts & Culture


  • For the Illinois Arts Council, we designed a statewide technical assistance system to address the needs of arts organizations; wrote a booklet on Board orientation for widespread distribution; presented a training series for the staff; conducted a series of training sessions on Board development and fundraising for arts groups throughout the state.

  • For the Latin American Museum of Arts in Chicago, we conducted an arts and cultural needs assessment of the Hispanic community.

  • For the Hannibal, Missouri Arts Council, we designed and facilitated a planning process to establish a community cultural center in a historic site.

  • For Pegasus Players in Chicago, we analyzed production and financial capacity; assisted in assessing the impact of a change in theater location; assisted in developing an integrated budgeting process; and, produced several three-year strategic plans.

    Community & Economic Development


  • For the Corporation for Cultural Re-Investment, we conducted a feasibility study on the program and market potential of establishing a business incubator for nonprofit arts organizations; designed, and subsequently co-founded the incubator, which operated for 20 years.

  • For the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation in Milwaukee, we trained the Board; assisted in evaluating programs; and, facilitated development of strategic plans.

  • For Spanish Coalition for Jobs in Chicago, we conducted a feasibility study on the expansion of workforce development programs; facilitated annual and strategic planning processes: revised the personnel management system; strengthened the governing Board; helped establish a business advisory Board; coordinated an accreditation process for their educational programs; and, produced a comprehensive income diversification plan.


   Health Services


  • For the Society for Adolescent Medicine in Kansas City, we facilitated several Board retreats on organizational development; produced an annual plan; and, trained the Board in fundraising.

  • For the Milwaukee Health Services, we conducted a management audit and an analysis of their medical protocols; working with the local Board, we assisted them in defending their case for continued federal funding.




  • For the National Association for the Advancement and Education of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans, we facilitated a comprehensive long-range planning process.