LIVING YOUR VALUES
Our team is partnering with the Sixers Community Engagement Office
to translate Sixer values into transformative programs for youth.
BUILDING A STRONG BOARD
& SUBSTANTIVE PLAN
Our team is partnering with the ASPR to strengthen core leadership
and craft a plan to reposition the organization for significant impact
for its members and in its professional field.
FIND YOUR FUTURE
Adelante is improving the standard of living of thousands of the poorest
of the poor women and their families through microfinance and education.
Our team is partnering with the board to develop strategies
and practices that will sustain its impact far into the future.
FIND YOUR MISSION
Named a top ten community college in North America by the Aspen Institute,
Broward College is committed to providing education that leads to satisfying
careers. With campuses in Broward County and ten centers and affiliates abroad,
the College serves 70,000 students, from 150 countries.
Our team collaborates with staff, faculty, and administrators to develop and
organize fundraising strategy.
"We utilized Jim at a time when our organization was experiencing major changes. Jim helped us really distill down
to what was important to us and how we could utilize that knowledge to move forward. He is a true facilitator in that
he guided us towards our own conclusions, rather then imposing his own opinion or agenda on us. He also has a
wonderful sense of humor and warm manner which helped our team feel comfortable and encouraged everyone to
participate in the process. We would certainly use him again and recommend that others do as well!"
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS AT ANSWERQUEST
"Jim is well known and well respected nationally. He draws upon his experience helping hundreds of non-profits
at various stages of evolution to provide a thoughtful, carefully considered strategic perspective. He has been
a critical and nurturing resource -- helping us efficiently prioritize our focus in the early stages of establishing a
non-profit infrastructure. I would highly recommend Jim."
COLLEEN C. LOCKWOOD
VP of Advancement at Child Rescue Coalition
"The best strategic planning coalesces deep, unbiased organizational self-awareness of the present and creates
a comprehensive vision of the potential of the future. When everything falls into place, leadership has its organizational
assessment and road map, while the staff sees the soundness of the path before them. As the former Acting Director
for the Smithsonian Science Education Center, I watched Jim and his staff expertly guide yet deftly adapt their
consultation as they assessed our organization at a critical juncture as he helped it from beginning to end discover
its potential and path. In every meeting with Jim, he masterfully guided and reinforced our team as we made our own
plan. After reflecting upon the opportunity to work with Jim for over a year, I am both amazed and impressed at his
genius and subtly in helping us own our potential."
SENIOR ADVISIOR AT PARCC
"There are few people in the universe I enjoy working with more than Jim Mueller. He and I have collaborated on
numerous client engagements. Jim's ability to clearly see strategic issues and interpret them through organizational
development is outstanding. Coupled with his expertise in fund raising counsel, Jim's marketplace offering is truly
unique. Jim's gift for collaboration and personal values make him a joy with whom to work. I am always amazed at
Jim's gift for structuring solutions as a direct result of his superb listening skill and the ability to relate to both senior
most management and the people in the trenches. "
BRAND ALIGNMENT STRATEGIST, SPEAKER, FACILITATOR, NONPROFIT C-LEVEL EXPERT, CEO OF IN'S & OUT'S, LLC
"Jim is the brightest individual I have ever known. he can dig down to the source of problems and challenges quickly,
then find creative, yet practical, solutions to apply. He communicates in a thoughtful, articulate way and really knows
how to listen."
SENIOR CONSULTANT AT HOLMES, RADFORD & AVALON, INC
"Jim and I were part of a three-person team who conducted training for NGOs in Barbados. I found his knowledge
of all aspects of developing, leading, and funding non-profit organizations to be extensive. He conducts his work
with integrity, and he sincerely caries about the well-being of his clients. I encourage you to contact James Mueller
and Associates to see how Jim can help you grow and fulfill your vision."
RESEARCHER/INSTRUCTOR AT FSU
"Jim Mueller helped me understand how my team can and should function. He provided sometimes unexpected
but always useful insights into how to work with a disparate group of professionals. He also helped me understand
my own management style, which has kept me out of my own way. If you are looking for insight, new ways of
addressing challenges, or ways of avoiding those challenges in the first place, I recommend him unconditionally."
ASSISTANT DEAN FOR MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
"I placed Jim in a very challenging role that required exceptional finesse, intelligence, good business judgment,
and management strength to maintain leadership when challenged. He succeeded not only in staying the course
(which in itself is no small achievement) but in making significant impact on the business. He knows which battles
to fight and which to walk away from; and has excellent cat-herding skills."
PAINT, COATINGS, FINISHING, SPECIALTY CHEM INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE SEARCH & RECRUITMENT
"Jim Mueller is a master at understanding organizations and providing sound advice and direct engagement in
successful fundraising. He has succeeded at large development firms but, like me, chose to go with the individual
approach of offering trusted, personalized service without the baggage. I highly recommend Jim and enjoy working
with him as a partner."
PUBLIC AFFAIRS & ADVOCACY AT THE ASHER AGENCY
"As I was the Chairmen of a local non-profit adolescent drug treatment center. Jim was hired to provide strategic
planning and leadership development. Jim's focus and energy kept us on task which allowed us to achieve our
goals in a very timely fashion. Even though it was just over two years ago we continue to use Jim's work as the
foundation that guides the direction of our corporation. The work he put in place allowed us a clear direction for
CEO AT FLORIDA CERTIFICATION BOARD
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jim on 3 different projects all with arts & cultural organizations. Two projects
involved brand revisioning and positioning, and the third focused on a capital campaign and annual fund development
plan. I would recommend Jim's firm to any organization large or small and regardless of non-profit sector. His approach
is very unique and in my experiences has proven very effective.
Without exaggeration, I can say that the consulting engagements participated in with Jim's firm have been transforma-
tive and helped build a model of financial of sustainability with proven brand value."
AMY "EMIKO" HEVER
SENIOR ADVANCEMENT OFFICER AT SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
"Seeking professional guidance to establish a successful fundraising program for the Montana Wilderness
Association, I welcomed the opportunity to work with Jim Mueller of Jim Mueller & Associates. Jim's exceptional
mentoring, feedback and creativity helped me create a focused and efficient program with an emphasis on high-
impact major gifts. I highly recommend Jim for any organization looking to work with a seasoned fundraising
professional with unsurpassed integrity, warmth and smarts."
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT, SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
"Jim is a strategic thinker with a strong passion for helping others. His work in the community continues to be
informative, engaging and progressive."