SBM Consulting exists to to improve visibility, financial stability, equity and project outcomes for artists, communities and organizations. SBM Consulting is available to support you and your organization in the following areas:

Exhibitions and Events: 10+ years organizing and installing exhibitions, events and related programming from conception to completion. Partner organizations include, but are not limited to: D Center, Gallery Aferro, Gallery CA, Load of Fun Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, the Modell-Lyric Theater, and Towson Arts Collective.

"I met Sarah many years ago when I asked her to exhibit her powerful,
text-based works in an urbanism series I was curating. I was impressed
then by her seriousness of purpose, which was paired with a lovely
curiosity about people and places. It was wonderful to have her guest
curate a large scale exhibit for Gallery Aferro in 2018, she was a
pleasure to work with and the exhibit was very well received. Most
notably, though, Sarah approaches culture work with an ethos many
people allude to, but few actually manifest deeply: curating as
community. Her enthusiasm, deep care for all details, genuine interest
in other people, and achievement, in terms of really bringing together
Newark and Baltimore-based artists in a substantive and thoughtful
way, are evidence of her style, and her capacities."

Emma Wilcox, Gallery Director

Fundraising: 10+ years experience in all aspects of fundraising, grant writing and development planning. Available for executive director coaching, development activity review and advisement, donor research and cultivation, and grant writing, reporting and evaluation. Partner organizations include, but are not limited to: Baltimore City Community College, BikeMore, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Intersection of Change, Maryland Historical Society, and Young Audiences.

"Sarah was a pleasure to work with. She is professional, quick, and the experience she brings is incredibly valuable. I especially appreciate her ability to work independently and communicate clearly. I'd be happy to work with her again for any of our grant needs!"

Ingrid Murray, Grants and Annual Fund Coordinator

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"Sarah was incredibly helpful in providing structure as I developed my strategy for fundraising at a young nonprofit. She provided a much needed listening ear to the challenges that come with being a new Executive Director, and was always ready with ideas to cultivate funder relationships and navigate the Baltimore philanthropic space. With her help I now feel more confidant pursuing our goals."

- Liz Cornish, Executive Director

I am glad we worked with Sarah McCann to help us assess the fundraising approach of our community nonprofit.  She has a background in nonprofit fundraising and as an executive director and used her expertise to do an inventory of our fundraising, assess our strengths and areas for growth, make recommendations, and offer suggest new strategies for us to consider.  I'm glad we worked with her and fortunate that she has sinced joined our board of directors!

-Todd Marcus, Executive Director

Facilitation: 10+ years of facilitating classes, workshops, meetings and retreats for youth, adults and multi-generational groups. Experience with after school programs, board meetings and retreats, artist meetings, and classes for adult learners. Partner organizations include, but are not limited to: Baltimore Clayworks, Creative Alliance, Wide Angle Youth Media, and the Youth Dreamers.

To set up a meeting to discuss you or your organizations' needs, please e-mail: