Nonprofit Service Providers Bruner Strategies, LLC in Portland OR

Bruner Strategies, LLC

Nonprofit Service Provider
Portland Oregon 97209


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Services Provided

  • Alliances & Collaboration, Board Coaching & Training, Board Development & Governance, Board Evaluation, Board Recruitment & Development, Board Roles & Responsibilities, Business Planning and Revenue Models, Change Management, Coaching, Community Outreach, Development audits/assessments, Development planning, Dissolutions, Mergers, and Strategic Restructuring, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Donor Cultivation & Stewardship, Donor Recognition, Executive Coaching, Executive Director Evaluation, Executive Leadership, Executive Transition Management, Feasibility Studies, Fund Development/Research, Fundraising & Development, Grant writing, Intercultural Communication, Leadership Development and Coaching, Major Gifts, Mission & Vision Development, Online/Social Media Fundraising, Organizational Assessment, Organizational Development, Planned Giving, Planning, Planning and Program Strategy, Program Development, Recruitment and Retention, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning
  • How do you best support the Nonprofit Sector?
  • Advocacy, Effective Governance, Strong Operational & Financial Oversight, Responsible Fundraising, Purpose & Strategy, Leadership/HR & Organizational Culture
  • Carry professional insurance?
  • Yes
  • Licensed and/or Registered to work in location you are located?
  • Yes
  • Experience working with organizations with budget size of:
  • Startup, Less than $500K, $500K-$1M, $1M-$2M, $2M-$5M, $5M plus
  • Rates
  • By the project or by retainer
  • Nonprofit Sub-Sector Experience
  • Arts-Culture & Humanities, Education, Environment, Animal-Related, Health Care, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Diseases-Disorders & Medical Disciplines, Medical Research, Crime & Legal Related, Employment, Food-Agriculture & Nutrition, Housing & Shelter, Public Safety-Disaster Preparedness, Recreation & Sports, Youth Development, Human Services, International-Foreign Affairs-National Security, Civil Rights-Social Action & Advocacy, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Philanthropy-Volunteerism & Grant Making Foundations, Science & Technology, Public & Societal Benefit, Religion Related, Mutual & Membership Benefit
  • Cultural and Specific Community Experience
  • Postulant and Fundraising Manager, Dharma Rain Zen Center; CEO, Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington; Vice President & Regional Executive, American Red Cross; Senior Policy Director, Multnomah County Chair's Office; Executive Director, Cascade AIDS Project; Boards and Commissions - All Classical 89.9; Portland Parks & Recreation; Oregon Government Ethics Commission; Leadership Portland; Nonprofit Association of Oregon; Junior League of Portland; Governor-elect Ted Kulongoski Transition Team
  • Years Experience
  • 30
  • Hours of Operation
  • As needed
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  • Accepted Forms of Payments
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    Credit Card
    Debit Card
  • Credentials
  • Diversity Management Certificate, Cornell University
    M.A., Clinical Psychology, Stephen F. Austin State University
    B.S., Psychology, Abilene Christian University
  • Honors & Awards
  • Equality Award, Human Rights Campaign
    Perfect Party Guest, Portland Monthly
    Turnaround Thomas, Portland Business Journal
    Winners, Portland Business Journal
    Hercules Award, United Way of Tarrant County
    Big Shoes to Fill, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Editorial Board
    Administrators Achievement Award, U.S. Health Care Financing Administration
    40 Under 40, Tarrant County Business Press
    Spirit of Fort Worth, City of Fort Worth
    Emerging Leader, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

More About Bruner Strategies, LLC

Thomas Bruner is a nationally-recognized leader with successful experience across the United States building and repositioning complex mission-focused organizations and foundations, mobilizing communities to effectively respond to urgent issues and needs, and marshalling the resources of the private, public and social sectors. In addition to 25 years of executive-level leadership, Bruner holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology, and a diversity management certificate from Cornell University.

Bruner Strategies, LLC helps businesses and organizations do great work, focusing primarily in three areas:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - At national, state and local organizations, Bruner has led successful efforts to increase workforce diversity of Boards, staff and volunteers; develop culturally-specific programs to reduce disparities; improve cultural competence in delivering products and services; create innovative partnerships with culturally-specific organizations; and, increase supplier diversity through women-owned, minority-owned and emerging small businesses. More than just good social policy, Bruner approaches diversity as a business imperative in an increasingly diverse, multicultural world – key to being relevant, effective and competitive.

Bruner works with organizations to develop cultural competency – going beyond diversity training by embedding concepts of equity and inclusion into the way they do business at every level. He offers individually-tailored strategies for each client in the following areas:

  • Organizational Assessments and Audits
  • Governance and Policy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Talent Acquisition and Development
  • Team-Building and Conflict Resolution
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Products and Services Development
  • Culturally Competent Service Delivery
  • Supply Chain Diversity

Development - Thomas Bruner has helped organizations across the country raise hundreds of millions of dollars to advance their missions and change the world. With decades of experience as a CEO, foundation executive, Board member, volunteer and donor, Bruner brings a strategic, donor-centric, results-oriented approach to organizations on all points of the development continuum.

Bruner helps organizations assess their current development efforts, and create or refine their strategies and programs for greater fundraising success. He offers individually-tailored strategies for each client in the following areas:

  • Development Assessments and Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Development and Training
  • Board and Executive Coaching
  • Foundation Programs
  • Government Grants
  • Major Gifts
  • Planned Gifts
  • Corporate Giving
  • Special Events
  • Crowdfunding

Bruner also helps organizations develop the tools and systems necessary for effective fundraising, including:

  • Case Statements
  • Project Budgets
  • Measurable Outcomes
  • Prospect Research
  • Communication Plans
  • Marketing Materials
  • Tracking Systems
  • Implementation Plans

Leadership - Thomas Bruner has helped businesses and organizations across the country successfully adapt to change. With decades of experience as a CEO, foundation executive, Board member and volunteer, he understands the opportunities and challenges that come with change. Bruner helps leaders help others navigate change successfully by developing Learning Cultures.

Learning Cultures are organizations with a fierce desire to learn, improve and adapt. They are intellectually curious, and willing to challenge their orthodoxies. They embrace failure as a means for improvement. Learning cultures are more innovative, creative, and willing to take smart risks. They identify as lifelong learners.

Bruner helps businesses and organizations develop Learning Cultures by embedding learning into every aspect of doing business, including:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Training and Development
  • Project Management
  • Goal-Setting
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication
  • Group Coaching
  • One-on-One Coaching

As a longtime Buddhist and former year-long resident at a Buddhist temple, Mindfulness is another strategy Bruner uses to help leaders lead institutional change.

For many people, life does not just feel busy, it feels overwhelming. People multitask, rush, juggle, and check messages around the clock. The pressure to decide, act, finish and move quickly to the next task can be intense. During times of change, that pressure to act often increases. In the midst of that frenzy, Mindfulness can be a powerful and simple tool.

Bruner helps leaders help others navigate change more skillfully, thoughtfully and kindly through Mindfulness. He offers individually-tailored strategies for each client in the following areas:

  • Organizational Assessments
  • Training
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Retreats
  • Communications Coaching
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Group and Individual Coaching

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