ABOUT

I am an independent consultant who moved to Bloomington, Indiana in late 2010.  Before hanging up my shingle, I spent a decade in the nonprofit consulting group of a leading accounting firm where I was part of a dynamic practice with local (Minnesota), regional (upper Midwest), and national clients.

 

Consulting is a second career for me.   I went straight to law school after an undergraduate education focused on the liberal arts (French and music performance) at the University of Iowa.  It didn't take long to realize that the courtroom wasn't for me and return to graduate school.  This time I prepared for a new direction studying nonprofit management and public policy analysis with a healthy dose of program evaluation thrown in. This new course of study led me to the world of private philanthropy and then to consulting.

 

... a once and future musician

... raised in the South with Midwest and international roots

... a recovered attorney with government experience

... a trained mediator, funder, and evaluator

 

Put it all together and I bring a strong analytical background to your situation, the ability to draw individuals out for a robust discussion, and a passion for helping others do their jobs better. 

 

Contact me. I'd love to hear from you.

MORE ABOUT SARA
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strategy, governance & management

for nonprofits, foundations, government & community groups

 

812-822-2122

peterson [at] sarapetersonconsulting.com