WHO WE ARE
Red Olive Creative Consulting was started in 2013 by DéLana R.A. Dameron to address the growing needs of fundraising and organizational development for small arts + culture organizations. We are a boutique consulting firm specializing in cultivating donors and supporters of arts + culture, and work with groups across the country.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We do not want to know a world without cultural and artistic institutions and commit our work to making sure they are sustainable and have a long vision into the future.
We exist to service and serve primarily arts + culture organizations who are committed to working in and with communities of color.
WHAT WE DO
Building a development department from the ground up
Developing a fundraising strategy
Online giving appeals
DIVERSITY & LEADERSHIP TRAINING
ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT & FUNDRAISING
DéLana R.A. Dameron provides fundraising expertise and strategy for arts & cultural institutions and projects so they can continue to bring beauty into the world, build up our communities, and provide meaningful spaces for cultural + artistic transformation.
As a culture maker, DéLana R.A. Dameron brings more than 12 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, program, organizational, and board development in the areas of arts & culture and education.
In addition to consulting for small and mid-sized arts & culture organizations towards building capacity and sustainability, Dameron founded and directs BLACK ART FUTURES FUND.
Operations and Infrastructure Lead
Coming onboard as our Operations and Infrastructure Lead, Damaris is a native New Yorker who is dedicated to helping community-based organizations develop solutions to realize their strategic goals.
In her previous tenure, she specialized in grants management and donor services operations, where she facilitated millions of dollars in grants to nonprofits across the U.S. Damaris has a master’s in Urban Policy, Analysis, and Management from the New School and brings over 10 years of experience in nonprofit management and business operations to Red Olive Creative Consulting.
Coming on board as our Project Consultant, Dr. Sharbreon Plummer is an artist, educator and strategist born and based in Baton Rouge, LA. She’s most recently an Ohio State grad whose dissertation research centers on Black women’s work and praxis as textile artists. She brings over a decade of arts and culture management experience to the team at Red Olive, and is most excited to craft sustainability for organizations and artists within her community. In addition to working alongside DéLana to support new and pre-existing clients, you can expect to hear from her occasionally through our social media and online platforms.