Rus has guest lectured at several colleges and universities as well as served as adjunct professor of management, sales, advertising, and personnel. In 2002, he was a candidate for the Illinois State Senate, has an MPA from Northern Illinois University (NIU), and did Ph.D work at both NIU and the University of Florida.
As Talon Company's chief consultant, Rus challenges clients to keep aggressively abreast of the changing dynamic of nonprofit funding. He says that extraordinary times require nonprofit leaders to probe proactively for non-traditional funding streams. Aggressive leaders will add business opportunities as a distinct category of their daily environmental scan. "Success is rarely accidental: it must be pursued aggressively, and with knowledge."
Rus subscribes to the Code of Ethical Conduct as adopted by the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers.
He can be contacted at RKinzinger@TalonCompany.com
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