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Miriam Shark, PhD

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Independent Consultant, Miriam L. Shark Consulting, LLC



Miriam Shark, PhD, is an independent consultant working from Portland, Maine, to help organizations achieve their visions of excellence. She helps them assess and align their strategies to make the biggest contributions they can, individually and in partnership with others. Shark helps organizations effectively position themselves, their issues, and their work in ways that increase impact, expand influence, and build financial support. In so doing, she draws deeply on her knowledge, experience, and relationships across the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Her clients reflect her deep roots in philanthropy and her growing connections to Maine and Northern New England. Representative of these are the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the John. T. Gorman Foundation, the Sunrise County Economic Council, the Maine Philanthropy Center, the Maine Harvest Credit Project (pro bono), and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. Shark currently serves on the boards of the Forum of Regional Associations of Philanthropy and the William J. Clinton Center on Community Philanthropy.

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