Third Streaming Advisory Services (3SAS) is a New York–based consultancy that supports nonprofit and philanthropic organizations working in the arts and culture sector. Yona Backer, the principal, provides strategic and development planning, staff and board development, and executive coaching, as well as program development and evaluation. We assembles teams of colleagues as needed to achieve a project’s goals. Our aim is to strengthen our clients’ organizational capacity, deepen impact, and increase efficiency to generate greater social awareness and make our world a better place for all. As a strategy and leadership expert, Backer also works with artists on legacy planning and helps individuals think through their charitable giving. She also manages The Alvin Baltrop Trust.
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:
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.