Providing strategic advice and project management to not-for-profits, we are a resource for growth-oriented organizations.  We collaborate with our clients to recognize opportunity, refine vision, create strategies, connect with stakeholders, and execute complex projects. 


Laurie Beckelman and James Capalino founded Beckelman+Capalino in 2005 to provide high-quality consulting services in the cultural and educational fields. Dedicated to building and growing sustainable not-for-profits, we work with both new and established organizations on renovation and building initiatives, master planning, team building, fundraising, and board development. For start-up organizations, we provide expertise in concept development, 501c3 formation, governance, and organizational structuring. 

Our team, among the most highly regarded in New York, has combined experience in not-for-profit administration and governance, government, real estate development, historic preservation, design and urban planning, and program development. We have a broad base of practical knowledge and are uniquely positioned to guide organizations through complex and varied projects. We also serve our clients with a vast network of relationships with industry leaders in real estate, architecture and design, construction, finance, fundraising, marketing, and staffing. 

Beckelman+Capalino works on a limited number of engagements at any given time so that we can provide intensive and focused service.  We work collaboratively with our clients and are flexible and responsive to the varied needs and culture of each organization.