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From the Source maintains collaborative relationships with many of the leading consultants and practitioners in the philanthropic, nonprofit and sustainable development fields.  We build teams of experts drawn from our colleagues to assure that each client and each situation receive the very best and most appropriate help.  A select sample follows.

Thomas Backer, PhD., President, Human Interaction Research Institute (HIRI).  Dr. Backer, a consultant and the leader of the nonprofit HIRI, specializes in helping  nonprofits, communities and funders meet the challenges of innovation and change. The research and interventions he directs cover the spectrum of systems change–finding what works, getting it used, and determining whether it works in a new setting. HIRI has done pioneering work about the dissemination of innovations and the evaluation of human service programs. Projects span a wide range of nonprofits in health, human services, and the arts.   (

Deborah Bussel, President, Bussel Philanthropy.  Deborah Bussel has over twenty years of experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic and public relations fields.  She specializes in family philanthropy; foundation start-ups; strategic philanthropy; and the development and analysis of cutting-edge philanthropic and nonprofit data.

Barbara Garrett has spent 31 years with Applica, Inc., most recently as senior vice president.  During that time she has become an expert at corporate community relations, nonprofit fundraising and political advocacy.  She has been a leading force in the development of the Greater Miami Prosperity Campaign, a public advocacy effort to increase the use of the Earned Income Tax Credit, and its replication throughout Florida.  

Denise Rothman Hinden, Ph.D., is president and a founder of Managance, whose mission is strengthening the management of socially responsible organizations to enhance performance that changes lives and communities. Managance is about clarifying aspirations for making a difference, and connecting the vision with the right systems, practices, tools and talent to make the impact. Core business areas include executive leadership transition  and strategic planning and organization development. (

Kimberly Winch Hughes, M.L.S., President, Information Resource Center, Inc. With ten years of library and database experience, Kimberly Hughes, President of IRC, has assisted numerous organizations design and implement information management systems.  IRC specializes in helping companies and organizations design and implement effective data base management systems, library collections, web sites and conducts custom-tailored research projects.  (

Kathleen A. Shea, Ph.D. and Blanca Gálvez, M.A., International Associates for Marketing (IAM, Inc.).  Dr. Shea and Ms. Gálvez are Principals in IAM, Inc., a professional services firm whose core competencies include Marketing & Communication, Applied Research & Analyses, and Project Management.  A Small Business Support Services division also provides Accounting & Bookkeeping.  Founded in 1984, the firm has a solid track record in achieving desired results.  The firm's core competencies draw from the principals' backgrounds in Healthcare Marketing, Management, Community Relations, Education, and Research.  Clients have included corporate, private, and government agencies and organizations in both the USA and Latin America. (

Barrie Pribyl, President and CEO, Barrie Pribyl & Co.  Barrie Pribyl & Co. is an independent consulting firm specializing in management and organizational development issues for start-up and mid-level nonprofit organizations and the turnaround of organizations or programs in trouble.  She is nationally known within the field of organized philanthropy as a meeting facilitator and conference and seminar planner.  Current and recent clients include The Kresge Foundation, The Ford Foundation and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.  She is also the owner of ABCD Books, an antiquarian bookstore in Camden, Maine (www.


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