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

Listed here are the organizations I’ve helped throughout my career. I've marked those organization with whom I lead strategic planning process with an asterisks (*). 


Arts and Music

Bedlam Theater, MN

Cedar Cultural Center, MN *

Northampton Center for the Arts, MA


Economic Justice, Hunger and Homelessness

The Coffee Trust, NM *

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, MA

Northampton Survival Center, MA


The Common School, MA

Charelmont 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, MA


Faith Organizations

Beacon Hill Friends House, MA *

Woolman Hill Retreat Center, Deerfield, MA *

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

Human Services Organizations

Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc., MA

Library / Community Centers

Forbes Library, 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 provided consulting services to numerous Jewish Overnight Camps through JCamp 180, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. 


B’nai B’rith Camp, OR *

Berber Camp, IL *

Camp Alonim, CA

Camp Be’hol Lashon, CA

Camp Butwin, MN

Camp Judaea, GA *

Camp Kinder Ring, NY *

Camp Livingston, OH *

Camp Tawonga, CA *

Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake, NY *

Camp Wise, OH

HD Camp Gilboa, CA *

HD Camp Miriam, CANADA *

Herzl Camp, MN *

JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, CA

Moshava Alvey, CA *

Perlman Camp, PA *

Ramah California, CA *

Ramah in Northern California, CA*

Ramah in the Berkshires, NY *

Ramah in New England, MA *

Ramah Nyack, NY

Ramah Wisconsin, IL *

Shalom Institute, JCA Camp Shalom, CA *

Tamarack Camps, IL

URJ Coleman Camp, GA

URJ Eisner Camp, MA *

URJ Crane Lake, MA *

Wilshire Blvd Temple Camps, CA *