323 Bon Air Drive
Dayton, OH 45415
Our consultants have all been executive directors or administrators in governmental agencies and nonprofits. They possess extensive experience in nonprofit management and governmental services. In addition, our consultants specialize in grant writing, housing development, strategic planning, marketing, construction management and development of databases and other information technologies to support the work of organizations.
Services are provided to agencies based upon their identified needs. Fees are negotiated to meet the requirements of organizations. Many templates exist to help smaller agencies with marketing tasks, policy development and fund raising.
Boards of Directors
Roles and Responsibilities
Marketing and Communications
Promotion and Media
Public and Community Relations
Grant Proposal Writing
Resource Development Planning
Human Resource Management
Mergers and Collaborations
Standards for Excellence/Accreditation
Amy Clark Jomantas has worked over 22 years in the nonprofit arena, working with children, adults with disabilities, consumer groups and the elderly. Ms. Jomantas has written grants and proposals to federal, state, local and private funders worth over 15 million dollars. Sources of funds include the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Ohio Department of Mental Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Governor's Community Service Council, the Ohio Department of Development and a wide array of community and private foundations. She has been part of multi-million dollar private capital campaigns, securing funds from corporations, foundations and governmental sources.
She has experience in starting and administering agencies, including housing development organizations. In addition, she has extensive experience in strategic planning, needs assessment, outcome measures, volunteer management and nonprofit marketing. She has been a presenter at state and national conferences, including trainings by the Ohio Department of Mental Health, the National Conference on Case Management, Ohio Department of Development Summit and the Governor's Community Service Council statewide conference. Amy Clark Jomantas earned her BA in 1980 and her MS in 1983 from Wright State University.
Gabe Blumer has over 32 years in nonprofit management and mental health services. Mr. Blumer has been the executive director of a housing agency and was the leader of efforts to secure a wide array of new funds to support affordable housing for persons with mental illnesses. He has extensive experience in evaluation, compliance reviews, administration of agencies, and planning. He has been a presenter at state and national conferences, managed a emergency shelter program for children with sixty five staff, conducted a training program for 200 staff, completed various evaluation projects and administered a management information system at a Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board.
Mr. Blumer has extensive experience with human service delivery with adults with mental illnesses, children with serious emotional disturbances, abused/neglected children and persons with substance abuse. He has worked for a variety of governmental agencies as well as nonprofit entities.
Mr. Blumer obtained his University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work, his Masters in Business Administration from Xavier University and a Bachelors in Sociology from Lehigh University.
Steve Graves has a wide array of expertise in construction. developed over the last thirty years. He has been a builder, contractor, construction project manager, and retail store owner for decades. Mr. Graves has experience working with private industry and nonprofits who are completing affordable housing projects.
Mr. Graves has taken construction and rehabilitation projects through the process of developing initial plans, writing specifications, bidding out work to primary and secondary contractors, overseeing rehabilitation and construction and completing final inspections prior to achieving occupancy.
He is familiar with governmental laws regarding asbestos and lead paint abatement and is able to help nonprofit organizations comply with the daunting array of local codes regarding the creation of specialized housing.
- 76-100% of clients are nonprofits.
- 6-15 clients served annually.
- 7-10 years of experience working with nonprofits.
- 7-10 years of experience working with nonprofits in current position.
Focus area of client organizations
Community, Economic and Civic Development
Center for Nonprofit Resources
As a consultant, Amy Clark Jomantas, now a partner at Vesta Group completed a conference for a nine county area that was focused on volunteer management issues, fund raising and service learning. The conference included national speakers as well as state and community leaders in these areas. Also, secured grant funds from the Govenor's Community Service Council and developed manuals on grant writing and fund raising.
Home Based Arts
Amy Clark Jomantas, now of Vesta Group, a consulting firm, provided assistance to Home Based Arts in a variety of projects, including recent facilitation of strategic planning session, proposals to local foundations, invitations and corporate sponsorship packets for a November gala, etc.
House of Bread
Amy Clark Jomantas of VESTA Group developed a database for tracking fund raising contributions, volunteer activity hours, and registrations for special events. Merged data from two prior databases into new database. Currently finishing this project, which includes removing duplicative names and verifying addresses and providing training to staff.
Reach Out of Montgomery County
Amy Clark Jomantas, who is part of VESTA Group completed focus groups for Reach Out of Montgomery County and compiled outcome information that was used as part of the year end report to United Way.