Third Streaming Advisory Services (3SAS) is a New York City–based global consultancy that supports nonprofit and philanthropic organizations working in the arts & culture sector. Our work often intersects with the social justice field. Rooted in over two decades of hands-on experience, we augment our projects in cross-sector research and close collaboration with our clients. Yona Backer, the principal, provides strategic guidance and planning to nonprofit leaders, mentorship, and staff/board training as well as program development and evaluation; research; development strategies and fundraising campaigns. Through a collaborative process, we create strategic Roadmaps that visualize and communicate our client’s goals and aspirations: strengthening organizational capacity, deepening impact, and increasing efficiency. What drives us is our aim to generate greater social awareness and to make our world a better place for all. As a strategy and leadership expert, Backer also works with artists and artist estates on legacy planning. We advise individuals to think through their charitable giving. 3SAS manages The Alvin Baltrop Trust.
Strategy, Mission, and Vision Consulting
Analysis, Evaluation, and Impact Studies
Board and Staff Retreat Facilitation
Board Training and Development
Fundraising and Development Strategic Planning
We work in partnership with our clients to help them leverage their existing resources, empowering them to take their organization to the next level. We do that by establishing a culture of cooperation, integrity, trust, transparency, and joy. We ensure confidentiality, loyalty, and targeted expertise.
By doing so, we help clients:
Gain clarity about what they are doing and where they are going
Create internal alignment
Strengthen the impact of their work
Achieve their highest aspirations
3SAS has built a reputation for being passionate about artists and artistic practice at the intersection of social justice. We are dedicated to making our world a better place by working alongside our clients who understand the critical role artists play in larger society. To accomplish this, we create safe places where we ask the hard questions. Real transformation happens when we are willing to get out of our comfort zone and embrace change. Through empowerment and knowledge-sharing, we are able to create pathways for new visions to manifest.
Market Advice and Strategic Planning
Yona is a great listener with an exceptional ability to see multiple sides of a situation, enabling her to successfully navigate complex webs of authority and responsibility. She believes collaborative solutions and transparent processes are key to achieving successful outcomes. She is able to see the whole and make the parts fit. Her skills include helping organizations envision their next evolution and articulating the steps necessary to get there.