Blues Is A Woman
"Lenore Naxon has an extraordinary grasp of the 'big picture' in the world of arts. She effortlessly combines her understanding of the inner workings of non-profit arts organizations, funders and audiences with a deep joy and passion for art itself. Lenore's mentorship and guidance has been invaluable in every phase of my project launch - helping craft successful fund-raising campaigns, develop realistic budgets and timelines, expand my understanding of arts presenters, strengthen audience engagement, while offering a keen and critical appraisal of the work itself.
She is that rare consultant who comprehends and encourages creative minds at work. Her quick mind helps transform challenges into opportunities, grow short term needs into long range goals, set best organizational practices, all with an eye towards freeing the artist to successfully achieve their vision."
"When I first got to know Lenore, I was immediately impressed by her professionalism, depth of expertise and the generosity and geniality with which she shared her ideas. My organization, KUNSTENISRAËL, supports Israeli arts in the Netherlands. Together, we developed a ‘Case for Support’ which provided a thorough overview of our organization’s mission, accomplishments and ambitions.
Lenore was thorough, tenacious and conscientious in seeking American support for our work. After a year of exhaustive groundwork, she found the proverbial 'needle in the haystack,’ introducing us to an institutional fund whose goals overlapped with ours, laying the foundation for a substantial grant."
CAROLYN VAN BRUNT
V.P. of Guest Relations
Los Angeles Music Center
"With over 20 years of professional experience in the sports and for-profit entertainment industries I thought myself very well versed in best practices, but I wanted to expand my service knowledge base. I was fortunate to gain Lenore Naxon’s mentorship in learning the intricacies of the cultural arts and nonprofit sectors.
Her experience and expertise are superbly complemented by her scholarly resources and keen insight. My consulting business has grown substantially with her guidance. I wholeheartedly endorse Lenore and highly recommend her to anyone who hopes to grow or enhance their business operations. Thanks, Lenore!"
Assistant Executive Director
Evelyn Rubenstein, Jewish Community Center of Houston
"Lenore is my arts and culture guru. I look to her for intelligent guidance and creative thinking. When I’m stumbling, she sets me straight, and she listens—really listens—before jumping in with her perspective. She’s a consummate professional among her peers and a generous advisor to us all."