Gail Anderson & Associates helped us to amplify the 2020 Alaska Museum Survey and turn it into a project that will strengthen Alaska’s museum community for years to come. The team was responsive to the unique characteristics of Alaska’s museum community and provided solutions adaptable to a wide variety of institutions. We are very pleased with the data that Gail Anderson & Associates collected and are confident that the report they produced will become a dog-eared resource for Alaska museums. Many thanks to GA&A for approaching the project with insight, grace, and humor.
Curator of Statewide Services, Alaska State Museum
The Foundation and its grantee benefited from Gail’s expertise in connection with a museum capital campaign. She provided insight as well as practical recommendations to both the Foundation and the grantee – particularly related to board governance, financial management, and fundraising strategy. Gail clearly knows best practice in the field and she skillfully navigated relationships within the grantee organization and among other stakeholders. Gail’s engagement led to a rethinking of the project and team leadership and we are all grateful for her wisdom.
Barbara D. Kibbe
Director, Organizational Effectiveness, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Gail Anderson’s commitment to and care for an organization makes her processes successful. She doesn’t just build a plan, she builds relationships.
Director and CEO, Anchorage Museum
We had the distinct pleasure of working with Gail on the creation of a new strategic plan for the di Rosa art museum and preserve in Napa, CA. Beginning with a dynamic, all-day retreat, Gail did a fantastic job guiding us through the process and at the end delivered a comprehensive and thoroughly detailed plan that we are now putting to use as we guide the organization through its next stage of evolution.
Gail has incredible experience to help leaders lead and organizations foster productive, relevant and engaging organizations. She has been instrumental in providing structure and guidance as we crafted and launched a multi-year collecting plan for the High Desert Museum. She skillfully guided a committee of experts and the end result has been a thorough, structured and mission-based plan that will help grow the Museum’s collection thoughtfully into the future. Gail also led the Board of Trustees, community leaders, staff and volunteers through a dynamic and exciting strategic planning process.
Executive Director, High Desert Museum
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) at the University of Oregon, Eugene, engaged Gail Anderson & Associates to help us create a Latino Engagement Plan, with funding from a grant we had received from the Oregon Cultural Trust. Over nearly a year, Gail guided us through the process, which involved extensive research; town hall, staff, and volunteer meetings; interviews with constituents on- and off-campus; and focus groups. Her experience, strategic thinking, encouragement, and sensitivity are hallmarks of her practice, and the plan she created still guides our efforts today!
As Crafton Hills College President, we sought Gail’s impressive understanding and rapport with boards to assist the CHC Foundation. GA&A conducted a thorough analysis of other CA community college foundations, highlighted where our Foundation fit and outlined the decisions the Board needed to make to move the organization forward. Gail has taught me that a successful Board is a combination of good structure and strong leadership.
President, Crafton Hills College