ABC is a consulting practice providing planning, fundraising and training to not-for-profit cultural organizations.  We assist clients with such needs as

  • Strategic planning and organizational development with boards and staff
  • Master planning for museums and other institutions including business plans and pro formas
  • Capital Campaigns – planning, feasibility studies, campaign materials content, and board and staff training
  • General fundraising and development planning
  • Proposal development including program funding research and development with particular expertise with national foundations, corporations and government agencies
  • Governance, including assessments, governing documents, and training

Anne Tribble Butterfield has 40 years’ experience in planning, administration and management of and fundraising for non-profit cultural and educational institutions.

Most recently she served at the Director of Institutional Giving at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) where she led a team of four to create a robust giving program with foundations, corporations and government agencies while at the same time maintaining a small private consulting practice.  Anne and the institutional giving team were successful in raising substantial funds for national and international exhibitions, signature education programs, the library, the collection, facilities, and information technology.

Since 1987 she has been an independent museum professional, serving as a short- and long-term consultant to more than 60 museums and libraries across the United States and in Bermuda, Great Britain, Israel, Senegal, and the Republic of China.  She works with new museums just being formed as well as with established museums planning or engaged in major change.  Clients range from small and medium-sized history, science, art and children’s museums to large national institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Field Museum of Natural History.  More than 50% of her clients call on her for additional assignments.  She also provided training and short-term consulting to more than 60 museum directors in Poland.

From 1976 to 1980 she was a member of the group responsible for the Boston Children’s Museum’s move to new headquarters During the 1980s, she added such responsibilities as the management of all fundraising, membership, computer center, and public relations departments as well as working with five committees of the board.

Anne has held a variety of national and regional offices in professional associations, has taught seminars on museum moving, planning and fundraising, presented papers, and served on panels for national and regional conferences, and as a reviewer/panelist for federal and state funding agencies.

Anne Butterfield has completed the Museum Management Institute program (now the Getty Leadership Institute), and holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature.  She is a founding member and past president of The Museum Group (TMG), an association of former museum executives now serving as independent practitioners providing consultative services to the field. TMG members frequently collaborate on projects to bring their combined experience in different disciplines to the clients’ needs.

Anne Butterfield
PO Box 525
Harvard, MA  01452
978 456-3933 phone
978 456-8104 fax

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