Strategic Planning & Business Planning

CJAM facilitates organizational development through strategic and business planning, two of the key tools designed to measure and achieve growth. Our approach includes multi-phased reviews and analyses, team strategy building, and action planning tailored to the needs and style of the organization. Our process includes organizational assessments, staffing and board structure reviews, administrative systems analysis and restructuring, and new systems orientations/workshops.

Financial Management

CJAM supports institutional financial infrastructure developments through systems analysis focused on annual budgeting procedures, controls and tracking methods, departmental integration and output practices, and project/program budgeting.

Administration and General Operations

Though key elements of any successful organization, administrative and operations needs often lack advance planning, efficient execution, and pre-developed action strategies. CJAM conducts systems reviews and develops action plans to improve administrative efficiency and resources for the following needs:

  • Administrative Management & Resource Allocation
  • Human Resources Development
  • Professional Development and Change Management
  • Information Technology Audit and Planning
  • Internal Systems – Procedural Manuals, Operating Plans, Insurance

Organizations undergoing physical expansion or transition are provided various levels of support based on their expansion goals. CJAM assists organizations with optimizing the use and efficiency of their current facility through space planning, facilities procedures development, and operations manual development.

Project Management/Owner’s Representation

For capital expansion or restoration projects, we support clients with pre-development research, planning, and project management and owner’s representation. We facilitate the planning processing; advise on project coordination within ongoing business operations; support financial management; and liaise with construction managers, architects and engineers on project planning and implementation

In The News

CJAM Consulting is thanked by Commissioner at Mount Vernon Mayor's unveiling of its "first Arts, Culture & Heritage Master Plan" for spearheading an "incentive community input process” to develop the recommendations for the plan. The plan is considered a "blueprint" for Mount Vernon's economic revitalization.

651 Arts ushers in the new year with announcements of positive transition and growth, embracing the "invitation to shift, grow, or ground ourselves in our deepest truth".   CJAM Consulting, longtime partner, to lend executive strategy and oversight to help with search for a new Executive Director.
The Apollo Theater in Harlem will expand into the Apollo Performing Arts Center into two new spaces as part of the Victoria Theater's redevelopment.
to "incubate works by up-and-coming artists, particularly performers of color".




The "groundblessing” ceremony with actor Denzel Washington for the new construction and restoration of the August Wilson House in Pittsburgh's Hill District took place on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.  CJAM Consulting partnered with the Daisy Wilson Artist Community Inc. to create a program and business plan for the project and celebrates the "manifestation of authenticity and representation of Black America".

The historic Dunbar Theatre of Wichita moves closer to making a comeback with a $5.2 million restoration plan and hopes of kick-starting economic activity in the surrounding community.  Candace Jackson and CJAM Consulting point to national revitalization models from across the country.

A search committee of members of the Board of Directors of Dance Place has engaged CJAM Consulting to assist in the organization’s national executive search, with plans to name a new director in Spring of 2017.

In the April 2015 New York Times article Streetbird Rotisserie in Harlem Offers Chicken in a Throwback Setting, Candace Jackson discusses arts, tourism and mommyhood with other professional women of the non-profit arts world.


Candace Jackson featured in the April 2014 article Youth from 19 countries gather in Medellin urban projects to boost entrepreneurship" on the The Social Institute for Housing and Habitat of Medellin Colombia website.

MAPP International Productions Board of Directors "welcomes Candace Jackson as Interim Executive Director.  Candace brings nearly 20 years of arts management experience to MAPP International, including the past three years as Secretary of the Board of Directors, and previously as Managing Director of Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC)."


CJAM Consulting, LLC

364 West 117th Street, Ste. 2B
New York, NY 10026
P/F: 011-212-933-4062



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