Why EMD

WHY EMD

Whatever the size of your nonprofit organization, its age, or its focus, you want a consulting firm that combines expertise with the right attitude, that fits you and your diverse stakeholders. EMD offers broad-ranging expertise, a strong belief in nonprofit organizations, individualized attention, and a proven track record. EMD Consulting Group has been in business since 2002 and has since served hundreds of clients and projects, big and small. Each of EMD’s consultants has leadership experience in the nonprofit world, some on boards, some on staff; all have management experience; all have business experience. Read about our team, our expertise, our philosophy, and our approach to find out more about us.

Why Choose EMD

OUR PHILOSOPHY

At EMD, we are passionate about the value of nonprofit organizations and about how they touch and change lives, enliven our communities, and protect our environment. Our greatest professional satisfaction is helping nonprofit organizations grow, meet challenges, overcome obstacles, take calculated risks, and find new opportunities to serve. Our overriding professional goal is to deliver more to clients than they expect.

Our Core Values

  • Respect for an organization’s mission, Board, staff, and volunteers.
  • The need for diverse viewpoints.
  • An appreciation of long-term vision built on both dreams and realistic assessments.
  • An understanding that measurements are essential.
  • And recognition that outstanding organizations have a hunger for feedback (the more objective the better) and an ability to embrace change.

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OUR APPROACH

Our approach – like our philosophy – reflects our values. Our work is based in our beliefs.

nonprofit organizations are unique

Each nonprofit organization is unique. True, it’s best to use proven methods — and we do — but methods are just beginnings. We take the time and make the effort to understand clients’ organizations, to identify opportunities and overcome challenges, to work thoughtfully with all types of stakeholders.

long-term vision

Every successful organization needs a long-term vision, a practical plan, a check list. We help clients find visionary solutions that back up the ‘what’ with ‘how,’ ‘who’ and ‘when.’

candid feedback and recommendations

Clients deserve clear, candid feedback and recommendations. We strongly believe in collegiality, celebrating good results, straightforward assessments.

openness and inclusivity

Nonprofits thrive in an atmosphere of openness and inclusivity. Staff and volunteers work best when they have an active role in major projects and a voice in the future.

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OUR TEAM

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Richard Daley

Partner

rdaley@emdconsulting.com
(828) 707-5863

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Gary Dollar

Partner

gdollar@emdconsulting.com
(618) 920-0327

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Kari Mcavoy

Partner

kmcavoy@emdconsulting.com
(314) 479-4626

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Patricia Rich

Partner

prich@emdconsulting.com
(314) 692-7551

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Frank Siano

Partner
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Jim Braun

Partner

*NOTE: currently on medical leave

jbraun@emdconsulting.com
(636) 541-3057

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Lorien Carter

Senior Consultant

lcarter@emdconsulting.com
(314) 374-0012

Michael Farley

Senior Associate

mfarley@emdconsulting.com
(202) 997-5826

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Anne Kessen Lowell

Senior Associate
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Theresa Mayberry

Senior Associate
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Karen Sikkenga

Senior Associate