“Roz Helfand is the best consultant we have ever worked with in the lifetime of the press. Roz Helfand helped us take our non profit organization to the next level.”
— Kate Gale, Managing Editor, Red Hen Press
“I met Rosalind working on several projects for the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles Section. In the almost 30 year course of my professional career, I have only worked with a handful of people as impressive as Rosalind Helfand. In instrumental leadership positions, as well as smaller team-building roles, Rosalind is a consistently effective leader with a remarkable capacity for driving program development through ingenious vision, sound logical application of available resources, and skillful coalition-building. Throughout her career, she has had broad involvement in community organizing and has honed her remarkable abilities in collaboration with a nuanced appreciation for the profound impact of collective action.
Rosalind has a tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge in non-profit program development, as well as extensive expertise in the function of art and culture in social justice as it relates to its utility and application in public policy.
With steady commitment and exceptional work ethic, she consistently elevates the quality and depth of all projects in which she is involved.
Without a doubt, Rosalind is an impressive young professional with extraordinary dedication to the community of Los Angeles; I am certain she will continue to be a thoroughly engaged and influential leader and make a deep and lasting impact.”
— Yvonne Winchell, Principal, Winchell Associates, LLC
“I had the honor of working very closely with Rosalind Helfand on the West Hollywood Book Fair for 10 years. Rosalind was an incredible visionary and helped create the Book Fair from its inception. She oversaw almost every aspect of the West Hollywood Book Fair from the smallest details to the overall grand scheme of the Fair — no easy task for an event featuring nearly 400 authors/poets/performers, 12 stages, 100+ booths, food, entertainment and more. Rosalind consistently brought her dynamic enthusiasm, boundless energy, exceptional organizational skills and phenomenal creative abilities to put together a terrific world class event every year. As a result, Rosalind garners great respect in the literary community in Los Angeles and beyond.
I am pleased to offer this recommendation for Rosalind Helfand — an outstanding colleague, collaborator and true visionary.”
— Corey Roskin, Former West Hollywood Book Fair Co-Director and Social Services Specialist at the City of West Hollywood
“Rosalind was a delight to work with! As the UCSC LA Chapter’s President, she led a group of volunteer board members to plan terrific events that were geared toward all age ranges and constituencies. I admire Rosalind for her enthusiasm, energy, positive attitude, and excellent planning and execution abilities.”
— Sukhie Ball, Director of Development, USC Marshall School of Business
“I’ve always wondered about the process authors had to go through to make appearances at book and literary festivals, and Rosalind did a great job of summing it up. Like anything, it helps to know people or be part of a group involved with the festival somehow, such as a publisher, or a respected reading series. She also explained the timing of putting together a festival (they start working on the schedule not long after the last one is over), the different types of appearances (panes, readings, storytellings and workshops), and making a request to appear. The takeaway here: being prepared — having a polished website, submitting your request in a professional manner and being timely about your submission.”
— Review of my talk at The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference on “Perspectives from the Programmer’s Side of a Literary Festival”