Anne has brought an incredible breadth of knowledge and experience to help us launch our first fundraising program. She started by assessing what we had, and then quickly prioritized the components we needed to put into place before launching the fundraising program.
But she didn’t just hand us a list; she rolled up her sleeves and played a major role in creating all those components. This has included improving our financial planning and presentation, improving and coordinating our messaging, building our individual donor lists, and even helping improve our back office systems so they run more smoothly.
Once that foundation-building was accomplished, she researched a strong slate of grant prospects, some not widely known but well matched with our work, and got our grant writing train rolling. Along the way, she’s been a great source of support and advice on a wide variety of issues that have come up.
— Lee Raney, Former Board Chair, Grupo Palo Alto
Anne has the uncanny ability to simultaneously capture the big picture organizational vision, articulate it in language that speaks to your funders, all the while paying precise attention to the particulars of the one story, or one example, that uniquely demonstrates what the work you do is all about. A UAF funder called to compliment us one day for submitting the “best proposal she had ever received.” It was Anne’s!
— Terry Greenblatt, Former Executive Director & CEO, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights
Anne developed an elevator pitch for my nonprofit. I am grateful for the high quality, effective and prompt management of the project Anne delivered. Anne is very intuitive and decisive. Anne was able to listen and quickly capture the intersections where our nonprofit work meets the public’s attention. Anne crafted a beautiful copy that fully and truly represents our world and triggers the listener to ask more.
— Alex Lizzappi, Founder & CEO, Ayiti Now
Anne is a creative professional who has helped the UCSF schools with dynamic text for their marketing materials. She has also worked with staff to design a strategic plan for their direct mail program. Her work has been enthusiastically received by faculty, development officers, deans and donors.
— Sue Merrill, Former Director of Annual Giving, University of California at San Francisco
Anne is the reason why we grew our grant funding by over 60% and increased our individual donor giving by even more. Anne strategically thought about how to improve giving and tackled all aspects of the process. She was also instrumental in revamping our website and working with volunteers to enhance the database software. Anne is a great development professional.
— Elaine Clark, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services
Anne helped us elevate the administrative and financial performance of our non profit organization in Iraq. She created templates for us to follow, which organized our reporting and supported our accountability. She suggests efficient solutions for complex tasks, and does it in such composed and calm manner. We in the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq are happy to have her supporting our fund-raising and communications needs.
— Yanar Mohammed, President, Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq
Anne has consistently proven to be an extremely creative writer and manager of programs developing communication materials. She is a pleasure to work with, is timely, and communicates effectively on program/project updates.
— Ellie Clelland, Senior Director of Social Services, Pars Equality Center
English is my second language and I don’t find easily people who are good getting exactly what I wanted to write. Thank you so much for your patience and wonderful skill to get the right message out of my brain and help me to communicate exactly what I wanted to my audience!
— Alicia Contreras, Executive Director, Spanish Speaking Citizen’s Foundation
It is always a pleasure working with Anne. She is detail oriented and thorough while still maintaining an eye on the big picture. Anne is personable, trustworthy and loyal. In addition, she is a very open and good communicator which makes doing business with her easy. I would highly recommend her.
— Caroline Lubbers, Owner, Goldfish Marketing Communications
Anne not only has a strong sense of mission to make the world a better place, but has the organization and energy to make it happen.
— Sue Boudreau, Science Educator and Curriculum Developer