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Contact:   
    Rodney Walker, President
    Walker and Associates
    (626) 396-9593
    rodney@waa.bz

    Naomi Takeuchi, President
    1000 Cranes Business Consulting
    (919) 806-4932      
    naomi@1000cranes.com

Walker and Associates and 1000 Cranes Enter into a Partnership to Assist the Robey Theatre Company

 Los Angeles, CA  (September 22, 2008) – Rodney Walker of Walker and Associates is partnering with Naomi Takeuchi of 1000 Cranes Business Consulting to provide funding development and strategic planning support for the Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles. 

According to Naomi Takeuchi of 1000 Cranes, “Consulting with Walker and Associates is a wonderful mutual partnership where we can take the best practices of two strong consulting organizations and offer a complete solution to the Robey Theatre Company.” 

“Having the opportunity to work with the Robey Theatre Company and its founders, Bennet Guillory and Danny Glover, is a tremendous honor,” said Walker.  “We are looking forward to helping the Robey Theatre preserve the legacy of famed pioneer Paul Robeson and build a sustainability strategy.” 

The start of the partnership between Walker and Associates and 1000 Cranes first began at the Alliance for Nonprofit Management Annual Conference in Los Angeles in August 2006. This partnership not only expands the respective service offerings of both companies, it also leverages geographic presence of both to provide services throughout the US and the Ontario Province of Canada.

Walker and Associates is a private consulting firm based in Pasadena, California providing high quality capacity building consultation to institutional and community-based nonprofit organizations. For further information about Walker and Associates, visit www.waa.bz.

1000 Cranes Business Consulting is a private consulting firm based in Washington, DC, Raleigh/Durham, NC and Toronto, Canada serving nonprofits and small businesses in strategic planning, business consulting and financial analysis with a focus on social enterprise.  For further information about the 1000 Cranes, LLC, visit www.1000cranes.com.

The Robey Theatre Company was founded in December 1994 by Danny Glover and Bennet Guillory to fill a void of opportunity for Black theatre artists. Artists of color, particularly Black playwrights, have long lacked a forum where their work can be developed in collaboration with their peers. Black audiences have had insufficient opportunity to hear these voices in an ongoing basis and their unique expression of the culture. Robey was founded to fulfill this need.  For further information about the Robey Theatre Company, visit www.robeytheatrecompany.com. 

Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits – to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission.  For further information about the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, visit www.allianceonline.org.

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