Louise Franklin

Louise Franklin Louise Franklin is a senior nonprofit consultant specializing in leadership transition, organizational assessments and executive coaching. She has provided leadership for organizations ranging from local to international services with budgets of up to $6 million. She has a proven track record of improving or developing fundraising plans, streamlining financial reports and management, cost-cutting, program development, strategic planning, team building, marketing, communications and clarifying roles, responsibilities and personnel issues.

Louise is deeply committed to the vitality of nonprofit organizations. She excels at working with organizations that have become stressed and vulnerable due to internal strife, leadership transition or financial challenges. With more than 20 years of experience and a strong background in communication, Louise emphasizes a values-based, inclusive approach that allows her to quickly identify and address key areas of focus. With a strong background in communication skills, Louise works closely with board leadership to provide transparent reporting and close communication gaps.

She has served as Interim Director for Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Lindsay Wildlife Center, The Gorilla Foundation, In Defense of Animals and The Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. A sampling of consulting clients include Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Services, UCSF School of Dentistry, Bay Area Women Against Rape, Zen Hospice, and Consumer Resource Solutions. Prior to her consulting practice, Louise served as Executive Director, head of training design, and previously Development Director for the International Center for Attitudinal Healing for 15 years. She holds a BA in Sociology from UC Davis. Her previous career in advertising provides a strong skill set in communications, marketing and fund raising.  llouisefranklin@aol.com