“Matt Lehrman was an absolute dream to work with! He is an excellent trainer and speaker and a consummate professional. We would welcome him back anytime!” 

Allison Adcox, Director of Learning and Resources, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

"Matt Lehrman’s Engagement is Everything workshop provides fresh insight, an invigorating approach, and specific tools to bring your supporters’ engagement with your organization to the next level."

Nancy Long, Executive Director, 501 Commons

Matt Lehrman’s “How to Succeed at Audience Development” keynote presentation was a highlight of our Annual Convention.  Our attendees are expected to keep their events fresh, new and growing every day and Matt was able to provide multiple new thoughts, ideas, and approaches that could be translated directly to their needs, in a fun and energizing presentation.  Our goal is always to inspire and raise the bar for those in our global  industry and Matt played a pivotal role in accomplishing that!"

Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE, President & CEO, International Festivals and Events Association 


ENGAGEMENT IS EVERYTHING™: Revitalize Your Approach to Fundraising & Friend-raising


Discover a whole-organization methodology to add depth and dimension to your donor relationships.

Whether solving a long-standing challenge or catalyzing new opportunities, this action-oriented workshop explores what attracts, sustains, cultivates, and diversifies the support and participation upon which your organization depends.

FUTURECAST: A Strategic Emboldening Exercise


The future is unknowable, but it is malleable.   Let's find your new and necessary opportunities amidst fast-changing technologies, demographics, economics, and more. 

Participate in a series of thought exercises designed to elevate your focus beyond today’s constraints and worries. Learn the skill to focus yourself, your team, and your Board of Directors on the options and opportunities of tomorrow. 

MEET THE PATRONS: Focus Group with Your Donors & Supporters


It's everything you ever wanted to know about your donors but were afraid to ask!  

Take part in a candid and unfiltered conversation that answers the most sensitive questions you've ever wanted to ask the people upon whose support your organization depends. Expect to emerge with insights both practical and profound.

AUDIENCES EVERYWHERE: New Directions in Arts & Cultural Audience Development


For arts & cultural organizations of every size and genre, expanding and diversifying your audience is an essential priority .  

This workshop teaches a whole-organization approach to building audiences in ways that are inclusive, cohesive, and incredibly compelling. 

OPPORTUNITY EVERYWHERE: Entrepreneurship in Nonprofit Arts & Cultural Management


There's no end to the commitment, discipline or support needed to run a successful nonprofit endeavor.  But there is a beginning!  

This workshop thoroughly dissects the business model of nonprofit organizations in order to explore myriad options and opportunities to spark new & creative approaches for the future.



  • Patron Journey Assessments 
  • Data Analysis
  • Stakeholder Evaluations
  • Mystery Shopping

Strategy & Planning

  • Marketing & Fundraising Strategies
  • Audience Development
  • Membership Cultivation
  • Community Cultural Planning
  • Business Model Enhancement
  • Creative Collaborations

Management & Governance

  • Visioning & Strategic Planning
  • Retreat Design & Facilitation
  • Board Training
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Interim Management