Maureen's insights have been instrumental to our recent growth. She not only provided a thorough analysis of our development department, but she was also a fantastic partner to answer any questions or troubleshoot problem areas - even today, years later. I cannot recommend Maureen's services enough!
- Sam Wolbert, President & CEO, Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Arlington, VA
Maureen has provided invaluable development expertise to our non-profit organization. She has guided the thoughtful expansion and meaningful engagement of our board of directors, working in tandem with the board and executive staff. In our efforts to design and fund a new mental health initiative, she and her team have conducted comprehensive prospect research, assisted in the development of proposals, and guided our communications with different audiences. Maureen is a gifted writer and skillful problem solver, always helping us to carefully and efficiently consider alternatives. Over the years, I have worked with many development consultants; Maureen is the best!
-Peggy McManus, President, The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, Washington, DC
Development Initiatives worked with Maureen and her team to support us with fundraising landscape mapping, aligning our strategic priorities to those of donors who DI had no history of engaging with and supporting DI to open new doors. Maureen was thorough, strategic and focused. She delivered against her objectives and within the timeframe she was contracted for, and we ended up working with her and her team for a longer period to build on the work she started for DI. It was a pleasure to work with Maureen and her expertise and approach was just what we needed at the time.
-Harpinder (Pin) Collacott, Executive Director, Development Initiatives, Bristol, UK
Working with Maureen helped us take our fundraising efforts to the next level. She was an invaluable sounding board, strategist and resource for me as I mapped out our development efforts in the near and long term. Maureen was able to successfully navigate the dynamics on our board and with our staff team and get us all pointed in the right direction. We had our best fundraising year to-date after working with Maureen.
-Heather Peeler, President & CEO, ACT for Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
Maureen has given us solid support, guidance and advice in all our fundraising endeavors. We value her advice and her many creative ideas on new and innovative fundraising approaches for our agency.
-David Levine, President & CEO, Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services, Alexandria, VA
Maureen has worked with GSH over the years on a number of different projects, allowing me to remain focused on my core activities. She is an excellent coach who has provided me affirmation or guidance, as necessary, as I have transitioned from a for-profit business environment into a development executive.
- Candice Bennet, Director of Development & Communications, Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services, Alexandria, VA
I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with a lot of creative and productive people in over fifteen years of fund development work. Maureen ranks at or near the top of my list in both categories. She is extremely creative with regard to programming and outreach, yet also doggedly persistent in managing the day-to-day tasks. She is driven by both opportunity and challenge, and works tirelessly to maximize the results no matter the context. She is a doer who gets things done. I highly recommend her.
-Brian Williams, Vice President and Director, Faculty Development and Grant Programs at Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Chicago, IL
I have never met a more dedicated and creative person than Maureen. I thought I worked hard…until I met her. She not only gets the job done, she gets in done in a way that no one else can—creatively, efficiently, correctly—and she gets results, every time. I worked on the most successful marketing/fundraising project of my career with Maureen and I wouldn’t have had anyone else by my side to accomplish my goals. She not only understands the fundamentals of effective fundraising, but she also keeps up with new trends and vehicles, so that her work is always fresh for her clients. I would (and have, several times) recommend her for your next project.
- Nicole L. Craw, Assistant Director of Alumni Marketing & Communications, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Organized and diligent, Maureen has the uncanny ability to explain how everything works in very simple to understand terms. Maureen is reliable, dedicated and eternally upbeat. Her ability to calm us all down when we think small issues are huge problems is unparalleled, and, as such Maureen has distinguished herself as an integral part of our team. She is an asset to any organization and I recommend her without reservation.
- Jason Bevier, Associate Director Development, The George Washington University Law School