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What clients are saying about the Fundraiser Strategies experience

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“As a coach through this process, John has been engaging, hands-on and provides insight in a manner that encourages a critical thinking approach to online fundraising. He is always pleasant and walks through the Network for Good platform in a manner that is clear and concise. Additionally, John provides assignments that are beneficial in preparing for coaching sessions that are helping me to understand the breadth and capabilities of the Network for Good platform.

Early in the process, John and I realized that we both attended Southern Methodist University which made our entree into fundraising coaching quite easy and friendly. Thank you for your opportunity to share information about John as a Network for Good Fundraising Coach.”

Nykesha Cole
One Step Initiative

"I am the Executive Director for a small nonprofit which had no clear donor management knowledge or system, meanwhile we were embarking on a capital campaign, an effort unlike any we’d ever attempted in the life of our organization. John’s guidance and knowledge via Network for Good coaching was incredibly valuable to our fund development team as we worked to organize our donor records, learn more about our donors’ affinity and giving potential, and lay the foundation for our capital campaign. We literally would not be where we are today in the area of nonprofit fund development without John’s help. "

Anna Futral
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of McLennan County

“After a good but not great experience with a previous coach, I was a bit skeptical of the potential impact and added value of a fundraising coach – but my cynicism quickly disappeared with John. In our first session alone, he provided a wealth of information and resources that helped propel me forward. With his guidance and assistance, we have developed a successful case for support and are well underway in a capital campaign. Each time we talk, it is clear that he has taken time to understand my organization, community, and the distinct challenges and opportunities we face. In addition to his expertise, John is simply a delightful person – he is always so helpful and encouraging!”

Lacy McNamee
Baylor University

"John has fundamentally shifted the way my ministry views fundraising! I serve as the ED for a small Christian ministry with only a $45,000 budget. Our ministry did not have the funding to hire a Development Director, so our Board concluded that it would be a far more manageable investment for us to enlist the help of a fundraising strategist who could equip me to effectively wear the Development Director “hat” during this season.

What was once a daunting and intimidating chore for me is now a feasible and, even, enjoyable exercise in interpersonal relationship building. John has taught me strategies for building relationships with my most important teammates; my donors. His strategies resulted in a far more broad-reaching, comprehensive impact than merely an increase in donations (although that was certainly a result). We experienced an increase in volunteerism, board participation, deepened relationships, increased involvement from donors, and heightened awareness of our mission within our community.

This coaching ended up being the most valuable investment our Board has made since the inception of our ministry. If you are a small nonprofit who feels stuck and overwhelmed, working with John will be the catalyst that will propel you to that next level."

Gale Carter
Daughters of Our Living Lord and Savior (D.O.L.L.S.)

“I had the great opportunity to work with John on a fundraising project recently. John is an astute business professional and an expert in philanthropy and sustainable funding development.

John shared his expertise with our non-profit organization and led us in the development of a sustainable fund raising campaign. I have the utmost respect for his skills, knowledge and abilities to share this wisdom. John is a great person and truly knows this work. Anyone looking to further their fundraising endeavors should utilize this man’s talent and expertise.”

Travis Roderick
CEO, Premier Surgical Solutions

“Simply put, John is a visionary. He is a CEO that sees beyond what he has today so he can better the organization and expand its progress. Together we have worked on a number of projects for the Alzheimer’s Association and his ability to see them through so they succeed is second to none. He has a canning ability to be able to communicate with all levels of his team, and it shows”

Richard Harmer, Director of Communications
KoonsFuller, P.C.