Center for Community Futures
P.O. Box 5309
Berkeley, CA 94705


 

Contact Us:

Jim Masters, Director (510) 459-7570, jmasters@cencomfut.com

Matt Klapperich, Office Manager (510) 339-3801, matt@cencomfut.com

Allen Stansbury, Senior Associate (707) 540-5776, allen@stansbury.net

Teresa Wickstrom, Consultant (909) 790-0670, teresa@cencomfut.com

 


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Jim Masters
510-339-3801

Certifications:   

  • Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP), the National Community Action Partnership
  • Pathways to Excellence Reviewer, the National Community Action Partnership
  • Nationally Certified ROMA Trainer, National Association of State Community Services Programs
  • Certified Economic Development Finance Professional, National Development Council
  • Consultant, HHS Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Master Trainer, HHS Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP)
  • Fiscal Consultant, Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership, NCEHS-CCP, HHS/ACF
  • Fiscal Consultant, Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO) T&TA Contract for Head Start, University of Massachusetts, Department of Education



James I. Masters is President of the Center for Community Futures in Berkeley, CA. 

Jim Masters has worked with over 500 Community Action Agencies and Head Start programs since 1966. 

He was with the US Office of Economic Opportunity from 1966 to 1970. From 1970 to 1975, he served in several appointive positions in New York City government, including Assistant to the Budget Director, Evaluation Director in the Human Resources Administration and Assistant Deputy Administrator in the HRA Department of Community Development.

Mr. Masters has a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Kansas and a MS in International Business (with Honors), from St. Mary's Graduate School of Business, Moraga, California.

Jim's motto: LIFE LONG LEARNING!

Customers     Testimonials     References     Seminars   

     Full Resume (.pdf)

Jim Masters List of Previous Workshops (.doc)

Jim Masters Strategic planning services sales letter for 2016 (.docx)

Jim Masters Testimonials for CAA Board Training (.doc)

Musings and Rants Of An Old White Guy


Jim Masters has described life from birth to decrepitude. From Ancestors to the Zoo, his witty and insightful commentary about life and family will entertain and inform you. An Amazon Kindle book for $3.99. Order it here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TMIW4XW

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Customers

Mr. Masters' customers include: businesses; national and state associations; and federal, state, and local agencies; such as:

American Petroleum Institute
American Society of Association Executives
Boy's Clubs of America
Berkeley Unified School District
Business/Personal Computer Learning Center
Braithwait & Young Investment Advisors
California Community Economic Development Association
California Nevada Community Action Agency Association
California State Department of Economic Opportunity, now Community Services and Development
California State Job Training Coordinating Council
City of Berkeley
City Manager’s Office
Department of Public Works
City of Los Angeles
Community Action Agency
City of New York
Budget Bureau
Human Resources Administration
Community Development Agency
Mayor's Office
Victim Witness Project
City of San Francisco
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Community Council of Greater New York
Fleming Companies
Housing California
Institute for Local Self Government
International City Management Association
JTPA: State Coordinating Councils, PICS and SDAs
Los Angeles County Community Services Department
Missouri State Department of Community Affairs
Macro International
National Association of Counties
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Association of Community Action Agencies
National Association of Information and Referral Agencies
National Association of State Community Services Programs
National Association of State Units on Aging
National Council of Community Mental Health Centers
National Council on Aging
National Council, CSA/AFGE Locals
National Energy Assistance Directors Association
National Low Income Energy Consortium
National Governors' Association
National League of Cities
New Jersey State Unit on Aging
New York State Department on Aging
New York State Weatherization Program
Ohio Department of Human Services
OMB Watch
Oregon Department of Human Services
Orion Accounting and Tracking Software
Penbuck Energy Systems
Regional and State CAA, AAA, and PIC/SDA Associations
Rutgers University
Texas Department of Community Affairs
The Tracker software company.
U.S. Community Services Administration
U.S. Conference of Mayors
U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Rural Development
Planning
Community Development.
U.S. DHHS Office of Community Services
U.S. DHHS Office of Substance Abuse Prevention
U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity (VISTA, Job Corps, CAP)
U.S. HEW Office of Child Development
United Way of America
United Way of the Bay Area
University of California
Washington State Department of Community Development

Over 100 local agencies, CAAs, Head Start programs, school districts.

Over 30 state and regional associations.

 

Testimonials

Testimonials for Jim Masters regarding CAA Board Training:

"Jim was able to help our volunteer board members to sort out strategies for crisis reaction versus prevention/proaction and for short-range and long-range planning in tangible ways." Lois Carson, Executive Director, Riverside Department of Community Action.

“Your dynamic presentation helped the LA Community Action Board identify ways to attack the causes of poverty. Many relevant ideas for future directions and programs...to the point.” Henry Knawls, Director, Los Angeles County Community Services Division.

“Your ability to energize a group is amazing!” Jeanette Nelson, State Dept of Economic Opportunity, Sacramento, CA.

“It's always a pleasure to have Jim Masters as a facilitator for our Board Retreats. His expertise in the field of Community Action is a great benefit in training our governing and administering boards.” Jack Summerfield and Patrick Colvin, former CSBG Coordinators, Alameda County Training and Employment Board, Hayward, CA.

“Masters' stuff consistently gives practical tools you can take right back to the job and use. Blue ribbon all the way!” Mardi LaHive, Planner, City of Los Angeles HSND (CAA).

“Jim Masters provides exceptional services through his knowledge of and experience with community action -- and his vision of the future.” Joan Sparks, Former Executive Director, Contra Costa County Community Services Department.

“I was most impressed with Jim Masters' ability to bring together diverse points of view and then focus everyone's attention in a single direction.” Barry Dyer, Executive Director, Work Training Center for the Handicapped, Chico, CA.

“Jim's years of experience in training CAAs is unsurpassed. If you want terrific board training, contact Jim Masters!” Ernest Oliver, Former Executive Director, San Francisco EOF.

“Helped our board understand their mission and purpose and helped our board and staff clarify their working relationships.” Bill Parker, Director, CAA of San Mateo County, CA.

 

References

1. Community Action Partnership formerly the National Association of Community Action Agencies
100 17th Street NW #500
Washington, D.C.  20036
202/265-7546
John Buckstead and Ed Block, former Executive Directors
       John Buckstead retired and is living in HI.  808.326.9779
Avril Weisman, Vice President

Designed and conducted numerous workshops and seminars, including the Essentials of Community Action. Wrote several publications. Planned the Housing and Community Economic Development Conference. December, 1993. Created workshops, selected speakers, managed logistics. About 400 participants.
Helping the Homeless. 1987. In St. Louis. Conference planner: selected topics and speakers. Emceed the event. The Center co‑sponsored this event with NACAA and The National Community Action Foundation (NCAF). Reviewed the new McKinney Act and other homeless programs.
I also assisted NACAA as meeting planner and presenter in seminars and conferences on Case Management (1990), Welfare Reform (1991), Head Start (1992), and Health/Substance Abuse (1994).

 
2. United Way of the Bay Area
50 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Ed Schoenberger, 415/772-4304
Leadership Development Workshops.
Created and managed a group of twenty workshops. We did three cycles of workshops over a two-year period. Most were one‑day events. I presented some of the workshops.
Assisted in design and implementation of the Strategic Planning Process in which all 110 of the United Way of the Bay Area agencies were required to produce either a strategic plan or an evaluation.

3. California Community Economic Development Association  
244 S. San Pedro St., Suite 412
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Executive Director: Ralph Lippman, 213/625-0105
LueVenia Scott, former Program Manager and Membership Director

Meeting Planner for Annual Conferences
1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. 
Planned tracks, recruited speakers and trainers, managed exhibits and tours, food functions, etc.

4. Berkeley Unified School District
2144 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Monica Thyberg 510.644.8717. Or Ann Aoyogi, 510.644.6147
Nancy Spaeth, Associate Superintendent for Instruction (retired)
Facilitated Measure A Bond Measure. Chaired the planning committee. Co-chaired the bond campaign for $158,000,000 to improve schools. 70.2% of the voters approved it in June, 1992. I then facilitated the process for: redesigning the grade configurations; updating the desegregation standards; and creating the new enrollment districts.


5. Housing California
926 J Street, Suite 422
Sacramento, CA 95814
916/447-0503
Callie Hutchison, (President in 1993/94)
Mike Herald, President

Meeting Planner for Housing California Conferences in 1993 and 1994. Over 1,000 people from the affordable housing and homeless program networks attended. Facilitated organizational development sessions for the Board.


6. National Economic Development and Law Center
2201 Broadway #810
Oakland, CA 94612
510/251-2600
Marsha Caldwell, Administrative Services Manager
James Head, Former Executive Director, now at San Francisco Foundation

Assisted on logistics on 25th Anniversary Celebration. Also worked with NED&LC on CCEDA Conferences.


7. San Francisco Mayor's Criminal Justice Council
City Hall, Room 159
San Francisco, CA 94102
415/554-6556
Roteo Gilford was the Coordinator under Mayor Agnos.
He then worked for Mayor Willie Brown.
Jim Buick, now the Homeless Program Coordinator at Department of Social Services. 415/557-6335.

Mayor Art Agnos's Symposium on Substance Abuse. June, 1988. Developed topics, exhibits, speakers, small-group process. Emceed the event. 1,200 participants.


8. California State Department of Community Services and Development
700 N. 10th Street, Suite 272
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tim Dayonot
Mr. John Ochoa, Mr. Norm DeYoung
916/341.4200

Developed manuals and presented training. Board Training for CAAs and other CSBG agencies, 1989, 1990. Provided T&TA for four Case Management demonstration programs, 1992. Consulted on ROMA and Board Training.


9. National Council of Community Mental Health Centers
(Now, the National Community Mental Health Care Council)
12300 Twinbrook Parkway Ste 320
Rockville, MD 20852
301/984-6200
Charles Ray, Former Executive Director

Curriculum Planner, 1992 Annual Conference Curriculum consultant. Developed 90 workshops, nine pre- and post-meeting institutes, trainers, speakers, etc.

NCCMHC and my company co-sponsored a series of workshops that I presented in several cities on Entrepreneurship and Profit Making for CBOs.


10. A few of the strategic planning processes and other board training I have helped with include:

CAA of San Mateo County
930 Brittan Ave
San Carlos, CA 94070 415/595-1342
Bill Parker, Executive Director


Alameda County Training and Employment Board
22225 Foothill Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541
510/670-5700
Patrick Colvin, former director

Contra Costa County Community Services Department
2425 Bisso Lane
Concord, CA 94520
510.646-5910
(1993-1996)


Work Training Center for the Handicapped
2233 Fair Street
Chico, CA 95928
Barry Dyer, Executive Director. 916/343-7994


CAA of Butte County
2255 Del Oro Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965
Tom Tenorio, Executive Director. 916/891-7411


Sonoma County People for Economic Opportunity
555 Sebastopol Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Ms. Helga Lemke, Director. 707/544-6911


CAP of Orange County
12640 Knott Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92641
Buddy Ray, Executive Director 714/897-6670


City of Los Angeles HSND
215 West 6th Street, 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Gloria Stevenson Clark, Former Executive Director
Mardi LaHive, Former Planner.
Paula Minor, E-mail PMinor@cdd.lacity.org
213/485-3424
(profit-making/marketing training, Board Training)


EOC of San Francisco
1426 Fillmore Street, Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94115
Mr. Nat Mason, Executive Director
415/749-3971


United Planning Organization (Strategic planning)
301 Rhode Island Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20001
Ben Jennings, Former Executive Director 202.238.4600


CAC of Santa Barbara County
5681 Hollister Ave
Goleta, CA 93117
Rita Madden, Former Executive Director 805/964-8857


Riverside County Department of Community Action
2038 Iowa Avenue, Suite B-102
Riverside, CA 92507
Lois Carson, Executive Director 714/955-4900


Community Services Department of San Bernardino County
696 South Tippecanoe Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Patricia Nickols, Executive Director. 909/723-1510


Events and activities paid for by the DHHS Office of Substance Abuse Prevention:

1. Health Conference for CAAs.
November, 1989. I was a Co-Planner for this event.
Sponsor: National Association of Community Action Agencies
1826 18th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
202/265-7546
Executive Director, Ed Block
  
Also: Performance Evaluation for this event on file with:
Sandi Steinfeld
National Prevention Implementation Program (OSAP)
8201 Greensboro Drive, Ste 600
McLean, VA 22101
703/821-8955



2. Mayor's Symposium on Substance Abuse. June, 1988
Sponsor: Mayor's Criminal Justice Council
City Hall, Room 159
San Francisco, CA 94102
415/554-6556
Coordinators: Roteo Gilford, then Jim Buick

Performance Evaluation for this event also on file with:
Kristen Moyer
National Prevention Implementation Program (OSAP)
8201 Greensboro Drive, Ste 600
McLean, VA 22101
703/821-8955 ext 369

Seminars and Workshops Designed and Delivered

 
National Association for State Community Services Programs conferences.
    Continue to Grow: Strategic Planning, Washington, D.C.
    Data Systems Development. And Economic Development. San Francisco.
    Economic Development
    Energy Related Business Opportunities. Charleston, SC.
    CSBG Issues: Ten Opportunities and Five Danger Areas. San Antonio.
    History of Community Action

National CAA Directors Association (NACAADA -- before NACAA and before CAP)
    Economic Development Strategies and Options. Las Vegas
    Business Ventures: Nuts and Bolts. New Orleans.
    Past, Present and Future of CAAs. Miami.
    Public Relations. San Francisco.
    Business Opportunities in Weatherization. Six cities.

Cosponsored with NCAADA and the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF)
    Helping the Homeless. St. Louis. Conference planner: selected topics and speakers. MC'ed the event. Reviewed the new McKinney Act and other homeless programs.

Cosponsored with NCAADA
    Case Management, 1990
    Welfare Reform, 1991

National Association of CAAs, and regional and state associations

Planned the NACAA Housing and Community Economic Development “Winter Conference” December, 1993. Created workshops, selected speakers, managed logistics. About 400 participants.

Cosponsored Business Opportunities in Weatherization with NACAADA. Conducted this 2 day-event open-market seminar that highlighted 9 profit-making opportunities for CAAs in 5 cities.

    Economic Development Strategies and Options.
    Business Ventures: Nuts and Bolts.
    Past, Present and Future of Community Action.
    Public Relations.
    Business Opportunities in Weatherization.
    Strategic Planning.
    Disaster Relief Planning and Relief Operations.
    Future of Human Services.
    Train the Trainers.
    Board Member Orientation.
    Basic Supervision.
    Resource Development: Eight Ways to Make Your Pie Bigger.
    Selecting the Right Computer.
    Bulletin Boards and Computer User Groups.
    Demand Side Management -- Marketing Your Services to Utilities.
    Fiscal and Accounting Issues in Earned Income Ventures.
    Profit Making for Nonprofits.
    How to Turn Your CAA Into An Engine of Social Change.
    Orientation to the Job Training Partnership Act.
    Economic Development and Profit Making.
    Board Roles for the Future.
    Strategic Planning, Board/staff Relationships.
    Total Quality Management.
    Case Management.
    How to Start and Manage a Microbusiness Technical Assistance Program.

Region 5 CAA Association.
    Why Keep CAAs Alive? And What Can They Do? Chicago.

Region 7 CAA Association.
    Future of Human Services. Kansas City.

Iowa CAA Association.
    Train the Trainers. Des Moines.

Region 8 CAA Association conferences.
    Board Member Orientation, and Basic Supervision. Pierre SD
    Resource Development: Eight Ways to Make Your Pie Bigger. Salt Lake city.
    Past, Present and Future of CAAs, and Megatrends. Fort Collins.

Region 9 CAL/NEVA Association conferences.
    Selecting the Right Computer, and Computer User Groups. Sacramento.
    Fiscal and Accounting Issues in Earned Income Ventures. Palo Alto, CA.

Region 10 CAA Association conferences
    Profit Making for Nonprofits. Boise.
    How to Turn Your CAA Into An Engine of Social Change. Spokane.

Washington State CAA Directors
    Orientation to the Job Training Partnership Act. Wenatchee, WA.

National Energy Assistance Directors Association
    Issues and Opportunities.
    Planning Options. Washington, D.C.

National Low-income Energy Conference
    Situational Leadership. Baltimore.

Oregon State CSBG LIHEAP and Weatherization Offices.
    Ohio State CSBG LIHEAP and WX Offices.
    California State CSBG LIHEAP and WX Offices.
    Field Staff Training: Monitoring and Improving Programs.

Children's Rights Group
    Board Training, Board/Staff Roles and Strategic Planning. San Francisco.

Santa Barbara Council of Agencies
    Marketing Your Services. Santa Barbara.

Contra Costa County CAA
    Economic Development and Profit Making. Concord, CA.

San Mateo CAA
    Board Roles for the Future. San Mateo, CA.

Los Angeles County CAA
    Strategic Planning, Board/staff Relationships. Los Angeles.


OTHER HUMAN SERVICES NETWORKS:


American Society of Association Executives
    Computer Networks for Your Association. Boston.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

National Association of State Units on Aging
    Basics of Microcomputer Operations. and Computer Networks. Washington, D.C.

National Governors' Association
    New Federalism in Action: Block Grant Implementation. In six cities.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America
    Marketing and Fund Raising

Boys Clubs of America
    Federal Funds for Human Services: JTPA, SSBG, CDBG, CSBG. Kansas City.

American Society on Aging.
    Making Your Own Job: Self Employment Opportunities. San Francisco.

Arizona Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
    Profit Making and Intrapreneurship. Tucson.

National Association of Information and Referral Services.
    Profit Making and Intrapreneurship. Tucson.

National Council of Community Mental Health Centers
    Profit Making for CMHCs. Las Vegas.
    Innovation and Intrapreneurship in CMHCs. Miami
    Operating a Profit-making Business in Your CMHC.
    Total Quality Management.

United Way of the Bay Area, National Alliance of Business
    Making JTPA Work for You.



Congratulations to Jim, he's a Grandfather!
 

Tessa (2002)
Andrew (2003)
Tate (2003)
Maya (2004)

Steven (2005)
Michael (2006)
Anthony (2007)
Logan (2007)



 


Contact Info:

Jim Masters
Center for Community Futures
P.O. Box 5309, Elmwood Station
Berkeley, CA 94705

Phone: 510-459-7570

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