TAC Consultants

TAC connects park partners with expert consultants who can offer direct expert assistance, training, and a robust menu of resources. These consultants have been selected and vetted by CSPF. They can work with partners on a range of needs:

Board Development

Business Planning

Communications and Marketing

Conflict Management and Resolution


Organizational Assessment and Planning

Partnership Development

Stakeholder Outreach and Engagement

Meet the Consultants

Blue Oak Consulting

Principal at Blue Oak Consulting, Randy Widera specializes in guiding innovative and self-sustaining nonprofit organizations to achieve excellence. His tailor-made services support nonprofit leaders to develop and implement effective fundraising campaigns & programs, earned-income business plans, and nonprofit capacity building.

Areas of Expertise: Organizational Assessment and Planning, Fundraising

Sample of Services (for those applying for a grant)

Randy W. Widera
(831) 334-0372

Center for Nonprofit Management

Established in 1979, the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) is a source for management education, training and consulting within the nonprofit community. From core management fundamentals to executive coaching, in-depth organizational assessment and consulting, CNM enables people to become better leaders of more effective organizations, helping them to evolve, adapt and thrive. We seek to support and shape how nonprofit leaders approach problems so they can more effectively pursue their roles in support of their organization’s mission. Our work and services are based on deep experience and complementary research to support our colleagues in the sector to be prepared to face today’s tasks and tomorrow’s unknown challenges and opportunities.

Areas of Expertise: Organizational Assessment and Planning

Sample of Services (for those applying for a grant)

Leslie Robin
(213) 346-3262

Full Court Press Communications

Full Court Press Communications is a public affairs, public relations, crisis communications and social media firm. We have collaborated with the California State Parks Foundation since 2013 to provide communications services to park partners around the state. During this time, we have helped park partners create strategic communications plans, set-up e-newsletter systems, grow social media audiences, plan for communications challenges and opportunities, and build skills and expertise in working with the media, among other activities. We welcome the opportunity to work with your organization to help achieve your communications goals.

Areas of Expertise: Communications and Marketing

Sample of Services (for those applying for a grant)

Sarah Hersh, Vice President
(510) 550-8170

Klein & Roth Consulting

Klein & Roth Consulting helps nonprofit organizations build strong fundraising programs that are mission-driven. We provide practical, hands-on advice, grounded in social justice values. We offer a highly experienced team of consultants who specialize in helping organizations build a broad base of individual donors, through consulting, coaching and training. Our goal is to empower clients to become proficient and self-sufficient in their fundraising work.

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising

Sample of Services (for those applying for a grant)

Stan Yogi, Senior Consultant
(510) 893-8933, ext. 324

Oakbay Consulting

Oakbay Consulting has been helping people manage conflict and conduct more effective conversations for two decades. We specialize in negotiation and communication trainings, but we also offer coaching, facilitating, mediating, and more. We help non-profits, Fortune 500 companies, law firms, and individual executives build collaborative relationships, tackle difficult conversations, and create real value. All of our work is customized to our clients’ needs. Our work is not just based in rigorously tested theories: it is dedicated to improving the real-life conversations people tackle at work every day.

Areas of Expertise: Effective Communication and Conflict Management

Sample of Services (for those applying for a grant)

Emily Epstein, Principal
(617) 646-9192

TVT Consulting

TVT Consulting helps organizations make strategic decisions that increase organizational effectiveness, get the right messages across, and influence outcomes. We provide sound advice and counsel to organizations that need a fresh perspective to take their work and mission to the next level, or to tackle difficult challenges. In working with park partner organizations that apply for CSPF’s Technical Assistance Center capacity-building grants, we will provide strategic consulting assistance in the areas of partnership development and assessment, stakeholder outreach and engagement, communications evaluation and writing, and issues analysis.

Areas of Expertise: Communications and Marketing, Partnership Development, Stakeholder Outreach and Engagement

Sample of Services (for those applying for a grant)

Traci Verardo-Torres
(916) 606-2573

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