Jim Belcher, senior writer (MA, Ohio State University), has prepared study reports, case statements, and other marketing materials for hundreds of company clients since 1989. Jim’s professional experience as a university instructor of English in Beijing, China; in Public Radio and international broadcasting; as a high-school English teacher in Iran; and as a writer for the National Center for Research in Vocational Education and the Columbus Museum of Art, bring together a breadth and depth of knowledge that augments Goettler Associates’ services and products. He has edited two published translations of Chinese novels, The Wreath at the Foot of the Mountain (Garland Press) and ‘Panic’ and ‘Deaf,’ Two Modern Satires (University of Hawaii Press), and is a fellow of the Ohio Arts Council.
“In fund raising, volunteer committees need a professional partner who knows how and when to guide, and how and when to push. Goettler Associates certainly was that partner. They greatly helped our transition from fund raising to development.”- Marcia Ferguson, Executive Director, Parma Hospital Health Care Foundation
“A HUGE and ringing endorsement for Goettler Associates. The firm directed the Library’s very successful capital campaign 10 years ago. After a competitive vetting process, we selected them again to do work this year. They just completed a campaign planning study for us for a major gift/endowment campaign. The final report was excellent, and very thorough. Mr. Goettler had good rapport with staff, elected officials and trustees – and that interpersonal magic should not be discounted. The community leaders he interviewed had good feedback on his professionalism.”- Cathi Alloway, Library Director, Schlow Centre Region Library