Building Capacity for Change.
Purple Aspen provides consulting services to non-profits and public sector organizations working to make a difference in their communities. Operated by Crystal Willie, a twenty-year veteran of non-profit work, Purple Aspen has a record of high-quality work in project management, policy, planning, museum practice, non-profit governance and human resources.
Cultural Sector Consultant
Writer, editor, community organizer, and strategic thinker.
Crystal has a strong record of pulling together great teams and working collaboratively with other consultants to bring clients the right mix of skills and experience for their project.
Since starting Purple Aspen Consulting in 2013, Crystal has worked independently or led team projects in:
interpretive planning and visitor experience assessment,
granting program review,
emergency preparedness and disaster planning,
website and grant writing, and
governance and museum practice policy development.
Crystal is the editor and project manager of the 3rd Edition, Standard Practices Handbook for Museums (2014), which frames standards of practice as a balance between organizational best practices in a context of community relevancy and organizational sustainability and agility, and the HELP! An Emergency Preparedness Manual for Museums, 2nd Edition (2018).
Read more about Crystal on her LinkedIn profile
MUSEUM EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
Crystal has worked with several Alberta museums to develop or refine their Emergency and Disaster plans and policies. Using the concept of an Emergency Preparedness Framework, Crystal works with museums to develop a comprehensive set of emergency planning and response tools that serve the unique museum context.
I am honoured to work and live in Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene and Nakota Sioux and the territory of Métis Region 4. I acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries and continue to make their homes on these lands.
Purple Aspen is partner in Hatlie Group, a cultural services firm that serves museums, arts, culture, heritage and nonprofit organizations.