Cyrus N. “Russ” White is a consultant, speaker, and facilitator. Russ works with the CEOs and board chairs of foundations and other nonprofit organizations in healthcare, education, the arts, and social services. He has extensive experience as a nonprofit CEO and as trustee of private operating and community foundations. In addition to his private client portfolio, Russ is a BoardSource® Certified Governance Trainer and a Standards for Excellence® Licensed Consultant. Russ was in the inaugural 2019 class of the Sociocracy Academy, discovering how sociocracy and dynamic community governance can enhance the performance capacity of nonprofit organizations.
Russ is an active member of the Governance Section of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), BoardSource, the Standards for Excellence Institute, and multiple state nonprofit associations.
For more information, please visit SCGnonprofits.com or Cyrus N. White on LinkedIn.
Board Development and Practice:
✓ Governance policy and practice
✓ Board roles and responsibilities
✓ Onboarding, orientation, and succession strategies
✓ Board meetings worth going to
CEO and Executive Director Performance Assessments
Strategic Planning and Risk Leadership
All work priced on a project basis. To set a price, we'll discuss the outcomes you want to see and agree on a set of specific deliverables.
Central Minnesota, Nationwide, Northeast Minnesota, Northwest Minnesota, Southeast Minnesota, Southwest Minnesota, Twin Cities Metro Area,
Recent clients in Minnesota include:
The Arts Partnership (Fargo/Moorhead)
Blandin Foundation (Grand Rapids)
Cook-Orr Healthcare District | Cook Hospital & Care Center (Cook)
Itasca County Family YMCA
Historical and Cultural Society of Cook County (Moorhead)
MacRostie Art Center (Grand Rapids)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minneapolis)
Minnesota Rural Educators Association (St. Cloud)
Northeast Higher Education District - Community College Foundations (Ely, Grand Rapids, Hibbing, and International Falls)
North Itasca Hospital District | Bigfork Valley Hospital (Bigfork)
Propel Nonprofits (Minneapolis)
Second Harvest - North Central Food Bank (Grand Rapids)