About Us

With over 75 years of experience in helping organizations find success, the Shogren Consulting Group utilizes a diverse and unique portfolio of experience in organizational leadership and change in both the public and private sector. Through effective visioning, change and project management, program and resource development we work to ensure that mission-driven organizations (business, social good, museums, arts organizations, nonprofit corporations, and public agencies). We work in partnership with our clients to create processes and results that fulfill an organization's vision for the future and for those they serve. We bring unique working experience in working with waterfront and maritime…

Spirit of Innovation

The inventor... looks upon the world and is not content with the things the way they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he want to benefit the world; he is haunted by an idea. The Spirit of Innovation possesses him, seeking materialization. This idea expressed by Alexander Graham Bell is a driving force in our practice. We work with clients to spark the Spirit of Innovation within them and to help them materialize their ideal futures. Shogren Consulting Group

Site Update

Hi, Thanks for Visiting -- I have been away from this site for a while. For the past 6 years I have run the Washington County Museum here outside of Portland Oregon as the Executive Director. I started that job the Monday after the stock market collapsed in September 2008! It was a temporary gig that turned into a long term commitment when the Board asked after 6 months that I mover from serving as a part-time E.D. to full-time Executive Director. In that first year I led the museum through its first strategic planning and vision process which resulted…

Transforming Museum Conference

This was a fantastic conference organized, planned, and hosted by the graduate students in the Museology Program at the University of Washington. Close to 100 people attended representing museums and academic programs from both coasts, the Midwest, Canada, and China! Significant news for us here at Shogren Consulting is the warm reception for our Principal Sam Shogren's paper titled: Museums, Starbucks and the Third Place Way: Civil Society and the Revisioned Museum. Presenting in the first general session, Sam's concepts of museums as Third Places, curtailing construction of new museums, seeking new community partnerships to expand the reach of museums into…

Cultivating “Natural” Cultural Districts – A Report by the Social Impact of the Arts Project

Can the arts and culture play a central role in revitalizing American cities? Over the past decade, a number of cities have answered this question affirmatively. For the most part, they have turned to big-ticket downtown cultural districts as the strategy to expand their “creative economy.” At the same time, skeptics like Joel Kotkin have ridiculed this approach as the creation of “the ephemeral city” that ignores thefundamentals of good city-building for the illusion of urban vitality. Cultivating Natural Cultural Districts

Bar Camp Portland

We're going to Bar Camp! Bar Camp Portland is an informal, "non conference" in which the participants develop the agenda and the sessions on Friday night and then spend Saturday and Sunday learning from each other. We are headed there to see what is new with WordPress, check out content management systems for web sites, to explore the WIKI Way and make new contections with Portland's open source community. Hope to see you there!

International School of Beaverton

Worked with the formation of the Friends of ISB (FrISB) Prepared nonprofit incorporation paper for FrISB Guided development and wrote corporate bylaws Guided and prepared submission of 501c3 application to IRS Guided Board through initial development and establishment of a nonprofit