Claire West

Breakout Session Speaker - Online Event

Consulting, Claire West started her own successful business at the age of 21 and hasn’t stopped innovating since. After working for 30 years in government, nonprofit management, and small business, as a grantmaker, statewide project manager, business and nonprofit founder, nonprofit fundraiser, and nonprofit advisor, she founded Claire West Consulting in 2014, and partners with top consultants in the field to provide a range of services. Clients include arts and culture, human services, health, education, faith, environment, and historic preservation. She is on the consultants rosters for Vitalyst Health Foundation, Arizona Together For Impact, and Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Center For Healthy Non Profits. She is a Non Profit Lifecycles Institute Consultant, and a member of Tucson Facilitator Guild, and Arizona Presenters Alliance. Currently, she has a portfolio of 12 active clients. Claire currently serves on five non-profit boards, including as Governance Chair for True Concord Voices and Orchestra. She is a former board member with Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale and was a consultant for Phoenix Children’s Chorus. 




This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (

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