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 in NYC. We are a boutique consulting firm specializing in cultivating donors and supporters of arts + culture.


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.


Building a development department from the ground up

Developing a fundraising strategy

Grant writing

Board development

Individual giving

Annual appeals

Online giving appeals



About DéLana

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, and volunteers her time and she currently serves as the chair of the board of Recess.

Our Team

Photo Credit: Marcus Jackson

Coming on board as our Communications Manager, Catherine Ntube is an educator and writer hailing from Austin, Texas. She’s a Harvard and UofSC grad, a Cave Canem and Rockefeller Fellow, and a plant lover. She’s working toward a writing practice rooted in tender witness and careful critique, and interested in the complex intersections between art, philanthropy, and social justice. She will be working part-time with DéLana to produce our social media and web content. You may hear from her specifically about our client, grantee, and donor spotlights, and she can be reached at communications@redoliveconsulting.com.

Our Clients

Red Olive Creative Consulting specializes in working with small and medium-sized arts & culture organizations as well as foundations.