Testimonials

Here’s what our clients are saying…

I am so impressed with Susan’s depth of knowledge about fundraising and her ability to craft an effective strategy that fits our organization. She has a keen sense of how to mix proven practices and cutting edge techniques to create an “out-of-the-box” approach to fundraising that truly is tailored to our organization’s mission and needs. The icing on the cake is that she is an absolute joy to work with — her passion for helping nonprofits achieve their goals shines through in every interaction. She is incredibly client-centered and supportive.
Cara Lesser, Founder and CEO, KID Museum

Susan Schaefer is an ED’s dream come true. She understands how many competing demands there are on your time and quickly assesses what is feasible, offering concrete and doable action items yet inspiring you to take on even greater challenges. She made a big impact on our bottom line right away and didn’t just tell me what I wanted to hear but what I needed to hear. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and upbeat. She engaged and motivated our board to become a team of fundraising enthusiasts. I highly recommend Susan to any organization that wants strong results, fast.
Tara Libert, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop

Susan is a highly skilled, creative and indefatigable professional. She is a great strategist and problem solver. She is always on top of new developments and is eager to share them with her clients – She is the most capable consultant I have ever worked with!
Marjorie Spitz Nagrotsky, Director of Development, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Susan hears where we are, understands where we need to go, and communicates effectively, authentically, and ethically how to get there; all the while helping to build consensus amongst many stakeholders.
Janine Tursini, Executive Director, Arts for the Aging

Susan is bright, creative, thoughtful and energetic. She immediately understood our challenges and came up with helpful and ready-to-implement ideas on how to achieve our goals. Susan is our go-to professional for all things fundraising.
Dahn Warner, Volunteer, Barbara Chambers Children’s Center

Susan is able to quickly grasp the client’s mission and vision and translate them into a compelling appeal that matched the prospective funder’s philanthropic objectives. Her research abilities are impeccable and her command of the professional standards for fundraising executives are flawless. Susan is, without a doubt, one of the most talented, articulate, diligent, and skilled fundraising consultants who can be found anywhere.
Doug Harbit, Principal, Placemaking Partners

Susan is an expert writer and really helped us raise our grant-seeking game. She is creative, gave us great ideas and feedback, and provided the Women’s Campaign Forum with excellent documents. She spent the time with us to really understand our work.
Robin Talbert, COO, Women’s Campaign Forum