About Big Dipper Projects, Inc.

Big Dipper Projects, Inc. is me, Deirdre Harrison CFRE, and my lively tribe of fundraising professionals, grant and content writers, designers, event producers, IT folks, and artists. We serve individuals and small to midsize nonprofits and businesses, with a focus on the arts and education sectors. If the Big Dipper Projects team cannot do something you need, we probably know someone who can!

Together, we will reimagine your story and tell it effectively.  Or examine, rethink and implement work flow and systems for your team. We’ll gather new folks and new funds.  In short , we’ll help you advance your creative and mission-driven work with greater capacity, intention and joy.

A 30+ year veteran in the arts and education sectors in the United States and Europe, the past 21 in Chicago, I am equipped with the skills and experience to help you and your organization grow and strengthen income and community, retool systems, or launch an impactful program, campaign or event. 

Creativity and learning are everyone’s domain. I believe in and am a practitioner of lifelong learning. I will coach you or your team to rediscover or strengthen skills, talents, and knowledge which help generate new solutions from within and to more effectively assess what assets, people or systems you may need to add to the mix ~ or bless and release. Unleashing and directing untapped potential is the best investment you can make in your team, your organization and the work you create.