Anne Butterfield Company

Anne Butterfield Company

planning, fundraising & training


Over 40 years’ experience with cultural and educational institutions

Since 1987 she has been an independent museum professional, serving as a short- and long-term consultant to more than 60 museums and libraries across the United States and in Bermuda, Great Britain, Israel, Senegal, and the Republic of China.  She works with new museums just being formed as well as with established museums planning or engaged in major change.  Clients range from small and medium-sized history, science, art and children’s museums to large national institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Field Museum of Natural History.  More than 50% of her clients call on her for additional assignments.  She has also provided training and short-term consulting to more than 60 museum directors in Poland.


Core Services

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning and organizational development with boards and staff


General fundraising and development planning

Master Planning

For museums and other institutions including business plans and pro formas

Proposal Development

Including program funding research and development with particular expertise with national foundations, corporations and government agencies

Capital Campaigns

Planning, feasibility studies, campaign materials content, and board and staff training


Including assessments, governing documents, and training


What a pleasure to work with Anne! Anne’s immense experience continues to inform our work and most importantly our planning, nearly 3 years later. Her professional committment to quality and how quality learning can be supported by organizational and ficsal targets is a great lesson not only for start up museums like ours, but museums going through change and transition. My whole team fondly remembers Anne and the tremendous work she invested in us to help get us open!
— Karima Grant Abbott, Founding Director, ImagiNation Afrika


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