Meet The Team

Maggie Johnson Richardson,
Owner and Chief Creative Strategist

Maggie Richardson founded Jazzspace Consulting in 2012. She is an arts management professional with 20 years of experience in nonprofit management including marketing strategy, branding, collaborative partnerships, public relations, database management, and program development. Most recently, she has provided collaboration management for Arts|Equity|Reimagined and the Covid-19 Arts Working Group, helping 17 Western Pennsylvania arts funders work with small to mid-sized organizations on capacity building and collective action.

Other highlights include:
Spearheading a Pittsburgh area marketing campaign that generated just short of $2 million for 150 nonprofit, arts-related organizations in a 24-hour period, as Director of Marketing and Audience Development for the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
Receiving Pittsburgh Advertising Federation's 2006 “ADDY” Award in 2006 for project leadership on a subscription campaign for Pittsburgh Opera.
Serving as a visiting professor at Point Park University’s Sport, Arts & Entertainment Management program and volunteer staff with the Performing Arts Academy of the Urban Impact Foundation on the northside of Pittsburgh.

Sadie M. Treese, Creative Strategist

Sadie most recently served as Senior Manager of Development Systems for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. In her eleven years at the Trust, she managed the development department’s usage of the Tessitura CRM and integrated technologies including Prospect2 (email platform), Donate2 (contribution ecommerce), iWave (prospect research), and RelSci (relationship analysis). Additionally, growing and overseeing a team responsible for gift processing, acknowledgements, prospect research, and reporting.

She has been a regular presenter at the national Tessitura Learning and Community Conference and has maintained a devotion to arts research that began in the Arts & Culture Observatory at the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon. She is passionate about best practices in data governance, equity, and administrative benchmarking and was thrilled to participate in GPAC’s Pittsburgh Arts Research Committee. Don’t let her data background throw you off; she firmly believes in infusing humanity into the numbers and constantly evaluating for bias in collection and interpretation.