About Me

Julia Riseman

 What Can I Do For You? 


As your consultant, I’m committed to your success and thoughtful about providing the guidance you need right now.  Over the past twenty years, I’ve helped organizations both large and small to plan for the future, advance fundraising, and do more to make the world a better place.  What can I do for you?  



I’ve got a wide-range of non-profit experience that you can tap into, including:


  • Co-founder of two non-profits

  • Helped organizations raise over $225 million dollars

  • Developed new fundraising programs from the ground up

  • Led numerous Strategic Planning processes resulting in breakthrough new programs and advanced fundraising 

  • Guided organizations through multi-million dollar capital campaigns and endowment campaigns

  • Provided Executive Coaching and Mentoring to non-profit leaders

  • Facilitated effective and enjoyable retreats, workshops, and trainings

  • Obtained a MBA with a focus on non-profit leadership from the Simmons School of Management.





Finding the just right consultant requires more than outstanding skills, great recommendations, and extensive experience.  I believe that who I am and what I know are equal parts to why I am so successful in helping organizations.  



If we’ve never met before, I think you will find me to be:


  • Positive / Engaging / Optimistic

  • Great listener / Thinker / Curious

  • Adaptive/ Flexible

  • Big picture and detailed orientated

  • Organized / Consistent / Focused

  • Kind / Honest / Committed

  • Insightful / Smart / Creative



Who I've Worked With

Organizations I’ve helped over the years include:


Arts and Music

Bedlam Theater, MN

Cedar Cultural Center, MN


Economic Justice, Hunger and Homelessness

The Coffee Trust, NM

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, MA

Northampton Servival Center, MA


The Common School, MA

Charlmont Academy, MA

Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School, MA

The Lander-Grinspoon Academy, MA

SEEDS, Reed College, OR



Health In Harmony, OR

Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways, MA


Faith Organizations

Beacon Hill Friends House, MA

New England Yearly Meeting, Religous Society of Friends (Quaker), MA

Human Services Organizations

Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc., MA

Membership Organizations

American Statistical Association, MD


Peace and Social Justice

American Friends Service Committee, PA

Help Increase the Peace Project (HIPP), MA

Peace First (formally Peace Games), MA

Proteus Fund, MA


Youth Organizations

I’ve worked with numerous Jewish Overnight Camps through JCamp 180, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.  All Camps marked with a (*) engaged in strategic planning with me, including: 


B’nai B’rith Camp*

Berber Camp*

Camp Alonim

Camp Be’hol Lashon

Camp Butwin

Camp Kinder Ring*

Camp Livingston*

Camp Tawonga*

Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake*

HD Camp Gilboa*

HD Camp Miriam

Herzl Camp

Perlman Camp*

Ramah California*

Ramah in the Berkshires*

Ramah in New England*

Shalom Institute, JCA Camp Shalom*

Wilshire Blvd Temple Camps*