Providing Services to the Museum

& Non-Profit Community

R&L Consulting, LLC offers specialized services in grant writing, research and development; evaluation; education and exhibition projects; audience research and institutional planning.
Its principals are museum professionals with more than 50 years of combined experience.
In the last twelve years, R&L Consulting has written 22 successful IMLS Museums for America grant proposals that received $3.3 million in funding.

Meet Our Team

Put our experience to work for you.

  • I am constantly amazed with this dynamic duo’s high degree of integrity, professionalism and strong work ethic, driven by a deep appreciation for achievement and success. All requests are met with a “can-do” attitude that translates into a consistent quality product each and every time. They delivered a thorough development plan that not only gives us a running start to this fiscal year’s fundraising efforts, but positions us well for success moving forward. R&L Consulting is a breath of fresh air and I would venture to say they set the benchmark in the consulting business that others can certainly learn from. We love working with them and look forward to the next opportunity.

    Tifferney White, CEO and President, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, Las Vegas, NV

  • Fort Dobbs is thrilled to receive the $150,000 maximum grant award from IMLS Museums for America! As a result of the grant, Fort Dobbs is able to proceed with the historic site’s development and implement the core components of its Strategic Plan. In addition, thanks to the grant award, Fort Dobbs is now recognized on a national stage which further strengthens the site’s support locally, statewide and throughout the US. It is a new day for Fort Dobbs!

    Alan and A.J. were absolutely terrific to work with, providing insight and leadership throughout the process. Their professional experience enabled them to help set solid goals, prepare an appropriate budget, and create an exceptional narrative supporting the grant application.

    Beth Hill, [formerly] Historic Site Manager, Ft. Dobbs State Historic Site, Statesville, NC

  • Working with A.J. Rhodes to develop our audio tour for The Bison: American Icon, Heart of Plains Indian Culture was a great experience. She managed the project and was the liaison for the Russell Museum with Acoustiguide. We have worked with A.J. in the past, in a variety of capacities, including programming, project evaluation, grant writing, and now the audio tour development. We look forward to many opportunities to continue this very successful professional relationship.

    Anne Morand, [formerly] CEO & Chief Curator, C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana

  • The Long Island Children's Museum was honored to receive the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Our collaboration with R&L Consulting in preparing this application resulted in a top national honor for the Museum. I couldn't be more satisfied with the quality of their work, their understanding of our institutional strengths, and their ability to communicate those strengths.

     Suzanne LeBlanc, President, Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City, NY

  • Alan was very fair in his pricing and estimate of time to finish the product. He communicated well with us and was very interactive during the writing process.

    Alan Satterlee, [formerly] Director of Development, Hope Ranch, Whitefish, Montana

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