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Robert Kovacevich
Robert Kovacevich formed Avatar Company after more than a decade of service as a nationally awarded Public Broadcast Service senior executive. The new consultancy’s thrust was to apply market researched solutions to the challenges of nonprofit-sector strategic decision making and fundraising. This focus was prompted by the vexing issue that many nonprofit organizations’ missions or strategic plans were simply incompatible with the interests of their audiences; hence, chronic financial instability and underachieving strategic advancement.

A sampling of current/former clients include: strategic planning funded by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation for the Hot Springs, Arkansas’s Documentary Film Institute & Festival; fund development services for PBS’ Jim Lehrer NewsHour; capital campaign services for the Boca Raton Museum of Art and School, Sugden Theatre-Naples and Naples Botanical Garden; campaign readiness/feasibility study funded by the Donald Reynolds Foundation for Oklahoma’s Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art; capital, grant and strategic planning services for the Cornell Fine Arts Museum-Rollins College; multi year fundraising plan funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the nationally awarded MicheLee Puppets.