"I have known Mr. Levy for 25 years.
I find him to be of high moral character, and his priorities are always equally as high.
I wholeheartedly recommend him to any organization that might benefit from his services.
We would not hesitate to hire Mr. Levy again if Child-Rite Inc. ever needed his help at any time."
"Jim Levy is organized and insightful, backed by years of hands-on experience.
He was a key component of the founding of the Taos Jewish Center, of which I was a board member.
Besides being professional and "the smartest person in the room" insofar as his knowledge of how non-profits work, he readily catches on to the heart and spirit of the endeavor.
I believe he also has a gift for raising points that perhaps no one else will think of.
In short, he is an enthusiastic leader, tempered by being very practical.
All this and sense of humor as well."
Jim is both highly skilled and genuinely passionate about his work.
He brings a level of commitment and integrity that is hard to find."
"It has been a joy to work with Jim.
Jim listened carefully to our discussions and requirements, and then he created a structure and documents that met our unique needs."
"If you are looking for someone to help your organization move forward, you will not do better than to discuss your needs with Jim.
Jim Levy has worked in the nonprofit field for thirty-five years as a consultant and in staff and Board positions.
501(c)(3) START UP SPECIALIST
Since retiring from nonprofit administration in 1999, Levy has been helping individuals and groups obtain their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
As a consultant, Levy has advised nonprofits on Bylaws. personnel and program policies, short-term and long-term planning, Board and staff training, interim management, financial analysis, fundraising, conflict resolution and other topics essential to the management of nonprofit organizations.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITIONS
Family Services Center is a nonprofit agency that provides counseling to low-income residents throughout San Luis Obispo county.
As executive director, Levy supervised four paid staff and 58 volunteer counselors and therapists.He was responsible for fundraising from the County, four municipalities, foundations, civic groups, corporations, member drives and fundraising events.
His work included extensive public relations, including public speaking, radio and TV, news releases and newsletters.He created and managed the Latino Mental Health Program and obtained grants totaling $105,000 for that program, and he oversaw the creation of a five-year strategic plan for the organization.The Harwood Foundation, which is now an art museum, was a public cultural center and research library, as well as the public library for the county of Taos, New Mexico.
He was responsible for a staff of 12.
Duties included budgeting, fundraising, management of a historical site, and public relations.
Public relations entailed a weekly radio program, a newspaper column, and speaking engagements.
During the years that he was director, the Harwood's main complex and Alcalde building were renovated with two grants totaling $500,000.He created programs that attracted a much wider proportion of the population, and built the Children's Library which is now at the Taos Public Library.
Levy managed a variety of properties for the Housing Authority of the City of Boulder, which included apartment complexes, Section 8 housing, and an apartment complex designed and built for severely disabled individuals.He had full responsibility for six rental properties with an annual revenue of $1.5 million and a value of $9.5 million.
He supervised a staff of 10, including hiring, firing, training and review.
Levy has served as a volunteer on numerous nonprofit Boards, including Taos County Human Relations Council, Taos Soccer League for Youth; Arroyo Hondo PTA; New Mexico Friends of American Music; New Mexico Festival of Music; Northern Orange Group for Youth (NC); Volunteer Activities Coordinator at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless; United Way Venture Grant Committee (Boulder, CO); and United Way Board of Directors (San Luis Obispo, CA.)
Levy has taught a course called "Governance of Nonprofit Organizations" at the University of New Mexico-Taos.
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