Building Successful Organizations Since 1995

Building Successful Organizations Since 1995

Center for Organizational Development was founded by Jim Storm in 1995.

From its inception, COD has provided services of excellence locally, nationally and internationally in the areas of philanthropic consultation and organization capacity building.

Philanthropically, COD has worked with individuals listed among Forbes 400 richest individuals in America as well as corporate and family foundations of all sizes.

In the area of organization capacity building, COD has worked with clients ranging from small startup nonprofit organizations to multi-million dollar international organizations.

COD uses a Teamwork approach to maximize our overall effectiveness.

Highly Specialized Consultants

Highly Specialized Consultants

COD brings together a team of highly experienced and specialized consultants with proven track records of success in the fields of organizational development, leadership training, and more.


John Hovanec

John has more than 25 years of executive experience and an equal number of years dedicated to various nonprofit organizations. He has also held numerous academic and consultancy appointments over his business career.

This unique blend of business, consultant, academic and nonprofit involvement proves him ready to analyze companies, sort through the problems and opportunities, and develop strategies for the future.

One of John’s strengths is bringing the team's diverse talents together to develop and execute plans and achieve goals. His focus is on strategic planning, resource development, and engaging the team to achieve common aims.


MBA Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
BA. St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN


David Stamps

David’s background in governance and fundraising spans over 30 years. Much of his work has been with Amnesty International, where he has served in officer positions on both the US and International Boards of Directors.

He has served as a governance consultant to Amnesty International in Greece and as the US Development officer for the Entire of Housing Rights and Evictions, based in Geneva.

He is currently on the board of Stepping Stone, a housing nonprofit that serves the Twin Cities, and is on a committee that is directing their strategic planning effort. He’s long been active in other arts organizations in theater and music and believes in building a strong board to support and complement the nonprofit organization.

In fundraising, he feels that strong individual donor programs help organizations balance revenue streams, which will serve them well in times of crisis.


Advanced Fund Raising Training. Indiana University
University of St. Thomas
BA. Lawrence University, Appleton, WI


Bruce Bean

As Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Athwin Foundation, Bruce brings a valuable perspective to his work with COD.

Bruce has a long history as an officer of a quasi-government agency, an entrepreneur, philanthropic leader, and board member of many nonprofit, academic, and business organizations.

He is a Life Trustee at MCAD/Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a member of the Emeritus Council and Honorary Council of the Minnesota Historical Society.


BA Claremont McKenna College
MS MIT/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Diploma: Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University


Dexter Andrews

Dexter has been working with the Center For Organizational Development for the past three years, conducting site visits and recently providing office management services for the Athwin Foundation. For the 21 years before that, Dexter served as the Executive Director for the Episcopal Group Homes, a nonprofit agency providing homes and services to adults living with developmental disabilities. Trained as an addiction counselor at the Heartview Foundation in North Dakota, Dexter worked in the field of addiction for 15 years prior to his work with the Episcopal Group Homes, serving as the assistant director of the Way-12 Halfway House, the Director of Counseling at Parkview Treatment Center in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and as the CEO of Parkview. 


BA University of Minnesota
U.S. Navy

Core Values

Core Values
  • Placing paramount importance on professionalism
  • Ensuring client success with quality and affordable services
  • Working in a coordinated manner within the organizational framework to achieve the best results
  • Respecting the wisdom of clients while listening carefully and objectively to project specifications
  • Emphasizing the importance of diversity and fostering its development
  • Identifying limitations and working relentlessly to improve the quality of services
  • Utilizing a collaborative approach to improve the overall effectiveness
  • Recognizing the importance of humor