For a stronger nonprofit, ​today and in the future.

Over the past twenty years, we have taken pride in helping ​humanities-focused nonprofits of all sizes across the globe achieve ​their missions and strengthen bonds with their communities.

Our Mission

“"Our clients create opportunities for community growth, foster expression and the exchange

of ideas and knowledge, and ensure future generations learn from the past, diverse cultures,

and the world around them." -- Stefanie Joy Muscat

Nonprofits trust Bevara — Swedish for "protect and keep" — for empathetic, expert services. We ​specialize in comprehensive planning, objective analysis, community engagement, and executive ​coaching to ensure your mission's longevity and impact. Our tailored strategies build lasting ​connections and preserve your community influence. Empowering leaders with resilience, we ​embody Bevara's core principles of protection and sustainability. For two decades, nonprofits ​worldwide have relied on us to strengthen their effectiveness.

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What Our Clients Say

“Please accept our deepest thanks and appreciation for the loving guidance ​you gave us as we worked to complete our first ever strategic plan. The ​team at Bevara is stellar! We now have a much brighter and refined light ​shining on our path as Peace4Tarpon moves into the future.”

-Robin Saenger (Peace4Tarpon)

Our Main Areas of Focus


We go beyond merely outlining goals; we ​create clear roadmaps that align every ​decision with your organization's core ​principles, ensuring long-term success and ​impact. Our focus on enhancing community ​engagement and strengthening leadership ​capabilities ensures that your nonprofit ​remains effective, sustainable, and resilient ​With Bevara, you benefit from a tailored ​approach that maximizes your organization's ​potential and fosters lasting positive change ​in your community.

Community Engagement

Our community engagement services foster ​connections and amplify your nonprofit's ​impact. We cultivate strong relationships that ​empower communities and drive change. ​Through tailored strategies, we deepen ​engagement with stakeholders, volunteers, ​and beneficiaries. What sets Bevara apart is ​our commitment to authenticity and ​sustainability, prioritizing genuine ​interactions and lasting partnerships.

Executive Coaching

Our executive coaching encompasses both ​staff and board members, including board ​assessments. We provide personalized ​guidance to nonprofit leaders, enhancing ​their skills and strategic vision. Our ​approach ensures alignment with ​organizational goals and governance best ​practices, fostering effective decision-​making. Our distinctive focus lies in our ​integrated coaching and assessment ​approach, empowering all to navigate ​challenges for sustained impact and success.

Our Services

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Engaging in the Creative Economy

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Incubation of New Charities

E​nsure Legal & Financial Compliance

Comprehensive, Business &

Strategic Planning

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Fea​sibility Studies

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Advancement Initiatives

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Board Assessments

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Stakeholder Engagement

Stategies & Implementation

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Creation of New Spaces ​

and Interpretive Strategie​s

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Advise on Governance Issues

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Key Performance Indicators

& ROI Measurement

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Design & Facilitate Guest

Cura​tion Programs

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Executive Coaching

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Our Founder

Stefanie Joy Muscat, a visionary consultant, bestselling ​author, and college professor, founded Bevara in 2004 ​following a successful career in nonprofit ​management. Recognized as a Nantucket Project ​Fellow and honored as one of the "100 People to Watch ​This Century" by the Detroit Free Press, she utilizes her ​expertise through writing, dynamic speaking ​engagements, and personal philanthropy. Stefanie's ​mission is to empower nonprofits with sound business ​choices, catalyzing small yet impactful changes. Since ​Bevara's founding, she has worked with clients all over ​the world, fostering transformative partnerships and ​embodying her commitment to impactful philanthropy.

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What Our Clients Say

“There is a strategic and ​creative calmness about ​Stefanie that resonates ​throughout Bevara. The​ work is wonderful and​ every person is committed​ to an end product that​ meets or exceeds the​ client's needs. I count​ myself fortunate to have​ met Stefanie Muscat and​ worked with Bevara.”​

- Alison Berglund

“Stefanie has a passion for ​the work of smaller ​cultural institutions. She ​provides quality services ​with a real focus on ​outcomes. She's shares ​her expertise in a friendly ​and engaging way.”

- Douglas Jackson (Office ​of Community Capacity ​Building,Commonwealth

of Virginia)

“I worked with Bevara on ​the Nantucket Shipwreck ​and Lifesaving Museum. ​She got perfect results,

on time, on budget, and ​under an impossible ​deadline. I would ​recommend Stefanie for ​any project she would ​entertain.”

- Robert Egan (Egan ​Maritime Institute)

Discover the Bevara Advantage

Experience the Bevara difference ​with a complimentary 45-minute ​consultation. You'll get to ​experience Stefanie's style and ​expertise firsthand, gain valuable ​insight and one practical strategy ​to elevate your mission.

A Few of the Clients We’ve Supported

American Quarter Horse Association

Arizona Centennial Commission

Backsjön Farm, Sweden

Barrier Island Parks Society

Beyond Soccer

Black Canyon Trail Coalition

Bowditch & Dewey, LLP

Commonwealth of Virginia

Co​mmunity InRoads

Co​resight Research

Co​stume Society of America

Di​né be' iiná, Inc.

Di​n l-Art Ħelwa (National Trust of Malta)

Do​ffie's Project

Eg​an Maritime Institute

En​core Boston Network

In​ternational Institute for Social History

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malta

Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA

New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc.

North American Bison Discovery Center

Northeast Sled Hockey League

Patton Homestead Inc.


Project Home Again

Ralph Stanley Museum

Sackets Harbor Historical Society

Saltire Foundation

Town of Hamilton, MA

Trustees of Reservations

United States Life-Saving Service Heritage Association

Waltham Museum

Wood Island Life Saving Station Association

Contact Us

Contact Us

Bevara Acknowledges ​Indigenous Land


80 McKinley Lane

Bass Harbor, Maine 04653

80 McKinley Lane

Bass Harbor, Maine 04653

Bevara's office is located on the traditional ​homeland of the Wabanaki, the People of the ​Dawn. We extend our respect and gratitude to the ​many Indigenous people and their ancestors ​whose rich histories and vibrant communities ​have lived here for thousands

of generations in what is known today as Maine, ​New England, and the Canadian Maritimes.

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+1 207 607 5747

+1 207 607 5747

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Office Hours

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed on Weekends & US Holidays

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Why the raven in

Bevara’s logo?

“Bevara” means to protect and keep in Swedish. ​Throughout history, ravens have been associated ​with knowledge and its protection. One example ​can be found in Norse mythology, where the god ​Odin had two ravens, Huginn and Muninn, who ​represented thought and memory. They would fly ​around the world, bringing information back to ​Odin. We had two ravens in our previous logo, ​and the newest addition to our feathered family, ​marking our 20th year in 2024, was inspired by an ​image taken at the Tower of London, which ​appears in our intro video.

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