LFR Consulting

Larry Rosensweig Biography

Larry Rosensweig

Larry Rosensweig brings over 30 years of experience to his role as founder and president of LFR Consulting. As founding director of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Larry built a public-private partnership to create an institution that is highly respected in the museum community and a Japanese garden recognized among the best in the world. For the Norton Museum of Art, he was responsible for raising over $40 million for operations, art and endowment. As a Peer Reviewer for the American Association of Museums and long-time leader in the Florida Association of Museums, Larry has assessed, counseled and mentored dozens of museums, gardens and cultural institutions. He appears frequently as a speaker for the International Japanese Garden Symposium, Art Museum Development Association and Florida Association of Museums. Larry earned an M.A. in Japanese Studies from University of Michigan and an A.B. cum laude in East Asian Languages & Civilizations from Harvard University. For his contributions to the understanding of Japanese culture among Americans, the Emperor of Japan decorated Larry with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette.


What do you mean by “Building Capacity?”


Building capacity means strengthening a nonprofit organization so that it can better achieve its mission. Building capacity almost always includes strengthening an organization’s ability to acquire financial resources – fundraising – but it can also extend in several other directions, depending on the individual organization’s needs.

     ➢ Financial management      ➢ Programming
     ➢ Physical facilities and technology      ➢ Outreach to community and constituents
     ➢ Human Resources      ➢ Marketing

LFR Consulting is committed to providing personal attention to your needs coupled with easy access and honest, unfettered communication.


We share our professional expertise and experience with trustees and staff to help address a client’s specific needs and challenges. We tailor our process for each client with the belief that building an organization’s capacity requires a holistic approach. We evaluate the whole institution to bring about a synthesis of management and fundraising improvements. When appropriate, we build a team of professionals to work together to meet needs. Services can range from phone consultation to multi-phased projects.