After 25 years in development and management of a regional insurance and financial organization, The Craddock Company, Bill sold the business in 1991 and served in consulting and executive roles in the national Episcopal Church. Bill developed leadership and wellness programs with Trinity Church, Wall Street, NY, and the Episcopal Church Foundation. From 2001 until 2012 he served as Executive Director of CREDO Institute, Inc. From 2012 until 2015, he was Senior Vice President of the Church Pension Fund and retired in April of that year.
In his early business career, Bill served as president of numerous local civic boards including Planned Parenthood, Memphis Rotary Club, and Goals for Memphis. He has also served on national non-profit boards including Planned Parenthood Federation, Alan Guttmacher Institute, Episcopal Church Foundation, and Church Pension Fund. He is currently Board Chair of St. Vincent’s Center, a school for children with disabilities in Haiti.
Babs has had over 40 years of work experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to advising foundations and philanthropists and not for profit organizations, Ms. Feibelman was the President CEO of the Memphis Arts Council (Arts Memphis). With both a Masters Degree in Counseling and an MBA, she is able to provide counsel to non-profit leaders’ heads and hearts. Ms. Feibelman has worked with individuals, family and other private foundations, as well as united fund organizations to analyze proposals, implement programs, and support funded organizations. In addition, she has assisted non-profit organizations with business and strategic planning, often working in longer-term relationships to coach the organization’s leadership to success.
Ms. Feibelman has been an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis teaching Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations in the Political Science Department. She has served on a number of nonprofit Boards including the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Facing History and Ourselves, the Urban Art Commission, The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Brooks Museum of Art, and The Community Alliance for the Homeless. She has been a member of the Tennessee Women’s Forum and a graduate of Leadership Memphis.
The project managers, Babs Feibelman and Bill Craddock, provide research, organization, and leadership for GBM. They respond to requests from non-profit organizations, conduct needs analysis, recruit consultants, support project engagements and manage project evaluations.
Each project typically progresses through key steps:
- Non-profit agencies are identified from a variety of sources
- Project Managers meet with the agency leadership to determine the needs of the prospective organization
- If both parties agree to proceed, the Agency completes the application form.
- Project Managers develop a work plan based upon the Agency’s application and the needs assessment meeting(s).
- The project work plan is sent to the Agency Executive Director and Board Chair for approval.
- Project Managers recruit appropriate consultants matching organization needs with consultant skill sets.
- Project Managers, the Agency leadership and consultants meet to confirm commitment and to review and approve the project work plan.
- A consultant convener is selected to coordinate the project. Key tasks of the convener are to call meetings with the consultant team, provide Project Managers with progress reports and trouble shoot the project with the consulting team and if helpful the Project Managers.
- Project Managers evaluate the project at completion and follow up one year afterwards to assess the engagement’s impact.