Art Bavoso (MS.Ed) is the founder, owner and President of Third Sector Enterprises, Inc., His professional experience in nonprofits field spans many decades and includes senior level positions at Partners Mentoring Youth, Larico Youth Homes, United Way, Colorado State University and the Health District of Northern Colorado. He is specialist in strategic planning, group facilitation and all aspects of fund raising (including donor qualification surveys, capital campaigns and planned giving). He has been a member of the Foothills Rotary Club for 35 years, having recently been awarded its Rotarian of the Year for 2013-1014. Art Bavoso was also the recipient of the Administrator of the Year Award from the Colorado Juvenile Council and the Service to Mankind Award from the Overland Sertoma Club.
Tyler Brooks (MBA) helps businesses and nonprofits build their brands, both online and offline. He holds dual undergraduate degrees in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, and an MBA from Anderson University. He has worked for several marketing firms in the Indianapolis and Fort Collins areas. Tyler originally dove into digital strategy as a videographer while producing explainer videos for clients. Then he moved to digital marketing with a focus in data and web analytics. He uses data to help his clients better understand their customers. In 2014, Tyler founded Analytive, a digital strategy, consulting, and implementation firm.
Chris Imsland is an independent consultant providing organizations with professional services including grant writing, interim executive leadership, fundraising and campaign planning, business development, and project management. He has twenty years of non-profit management, fundraising, special event planning and marketing experience. He has spent the last 15 years in the non-profit arena working both as an Executive Director and fundraising professional. He understands non-profit management principles, fundraising strategy, and has program development, implementation and evaluation experience. His experience in both non-profit and for-profit sectors, including Partners Mentoring Youth, the National MS Society, and BI Worldwide, offers a unique perspective in fundraising and sales, team development, and organizational management.
Greg Soffe is the owner of Vantage Point Initiative, LLC, an agency dedicated to providing consultative services for nonprofits. A management professional in the nonprofit sector for 15 years, he has worked for agencies with a presence at the statewide, national, and international levels. His experience with these organizations, which include Partners Mentoring Youth, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Junior Achievement, spans both the operational and administrative sides of nonprofit management. This professional experience plus a master’s degree in organizational performance and change allows him to serve as a substantial resource for clients to help analyze organizational performance, provide needs assessments, and develop efficient systems for fundraising, program development, and managing and cultivating volunteer resources.
Maggie Dennis (M.A., G.P.C.) is the co-owner of StoryForge with her husband, Bryan. She has 15+ years of professional experience leading and managing projects in the nonprofit and government sectors and is the only nationally certified freelance grant writer in northern Colorado and Wyoming. Drawing on her skills developed as a museum historian at the Smithsonian Institution, she specializes in helping nonprofit leaders identify and clarify their organization’s unique impact and how to use storytelling as a tool to open doors to funding and build community awareness and support. Since moving to Fort Collins in 2010, Maggie has helped local nonprofits raise more than $1.75M to address needs in our community.
Diane Kessel Knight (MBA) is a results-oriented consultant and coach with more than three decades of experience in guiding teams and individuals to improved performance. She is the owner of Kessel Performance Consulting and an Associate of The People Business, Inc. Her experience in both operations and human resources leadership roles gives her tremendous insight into the leadership skills required to be successful at all levels of an organization and in environments of rapid growth and change. She is quickly able to understand organizational and team dynamics and adapt herself to fit the culture and the needs of the business, helping both individuals and teams achieve better results.
Jessica Lindsley has been a nonprofit management professional for ten years. She has worked with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns, Wellness Council of Sheridan County, the Center for a Vital Community, Volunteers of America, Family Planning of the Bighorns and Child Advocacy Services. Her experience, both on the administrative and program development side of organizations, focuses on marketing and managing nonprofits through mission-driven programming, fundraising event development and management, networking, grant writing and building collaborative partnerships. She also has capital campaign experience.