Consultants Resource Bank

Rebecca Sayles

Sayles Consulting Group
586 River Road
Westmoreland, NH 03467
Phone: 646-580-9427

Rebecca A. Sayles has enjoyed a career spanning over 30 years with small- to mid-size cultural institutions -- as Program Officer, Director of Development, and Executive Director.  She currently provides independent advisory and interim transition services in the areas of donor research, staff and board training, fundraising planning, and grant and development communications writing.  She has taught fundraising and grant writing at Westchester Community College (NY), with an emphasis on combining sound managerial, fiscal, and fund development planning to achieve organizational stability.

Specialties: Board Governance/Development, Communications - Public Relations, Fundraising/Fund Development, Fundraising - Events Planning, Grant Writing, Organizational Planning/Development, Program Planning - Program Development, Technology - Assessment & Planning, Technology - Training


Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Ken Cole - Executive Director
25 School Lane
Scarsdale , NY 10580

Interim Director of Development - Institutional Giving and Special Projects (Jan - Dec 2017):

--researched, wrote, edited, and processed proposal narratives, budgets, collateral, final reports, and contracts for state government, local arts council, and community foundation grants;

--trained new staff in gift recording and acknowledgment practices in Blackbaud Raiser's Edge; reconciled monthly development reports with Director of Finance;

--conducted prospect research (individual and institutional sources) and led prospecting meetings and major donor briefings with board; structured and mounted scholarship drive in honor of retiring faculty member.


Copland House
Michael Boriskin - Artistic & Executive Director
P.O. Box 2177
Peekskill , NY 10566

As Development Director (2011-2015), expanded and led comprehensive fundraising program of individual gifts and foundation and government grants to support composer residencies, public performances, music education activities, and capital improvements to historic landmark home.

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