Client Comments

“This plan is awesome!  You are truly skilled at what you do! I must re-iterate, though, that we are so, sooooo lucky to have your contributions to our organization.  Thank you!”

“Over the years, Leslie has proven to be one of the few people I can really talk to about the nitty gritty of fundraising – the intricacies, the strategy details, the relationship building – she knows it all.  Whenever I’ve shared a fundraising problem with her, she usually knows of a similar situation and often a solution or two.  Leslie is a reliable resource.”

“The response from all the staff as well as all the participants was very positive.   The information was clear, concise and useful.  Leslie provided the framework for moving forward in a progressive, positive manner.  Her easy going manner facilitated open discussion and her knowledge left no questions unanswered.”

“Her diverse fundraising experience over many years has provided her with the ability to assess situations quickly and make sound recommendations to enhance fundraising success. This makes her an ideal consultant.”

“I teach at UBC and part of what I teach is how to ask questions – how to survey effectively.  I must say that I was listening to your style as much as to the actual questions and you are remarkably good at engaging people.  I felt that we were having a conversation and that you were not pushing my answers into little boxes.”

Your presentation was excellent – the right balance of important information and humour!”

“Many thanks for the seminar.  I thoroughly enjoyed your entertaining and informative presentation.  It’s nice to see someone put the “fun” back into fundraising.”

“I wanted to tell with you how much I have been thinking about the many things you shared at the session.  As we are in the midst of planning our sponsorship packages and fundraising goals, I have been able to use a lot of the information you supplied.  I learned a ton and you presented it all in an easy, friendly style that made spending a Saturday at a workshop very enjoyable!”

I want to thank you for a powerful workshop.  I can see the path clearly now.  I feel relieved of time consuming efforts with low return and will now make time for the things that I know will work.”

Thank you for giving us a wonderful workshop.  I’ve been to several fundraising workshops before and yours is refreshingly different.”

“My meetings with Leslie felt as though I had just entered non-profit therapy.  What a relief!”

“Yoda – help!!!”

“Thank you.  I now have an action plan and have learned several key concepts.  I appreciate your energy and enthusiasm.”

“Actual, tangible knowledge to take away and use immediately!  Very worthwhile time spent.  Easy to share with the rest of my board – not just for me!  Thanks!”

“She breaks it down in an accessible way. It was great.”

“Very, very good. Insightful.”

“….. extremely knowledgeable, appropriate and eloquent.”

“Thanks!  You covered all the right things.  It was a very inspirational & practical workshop.”

“The workshop was excellent.  Leslie was very knowledgeable and well prepared and presented information in a very simple and easy to understand manner.  I learned a lot!”

“Leslie presented fundraising in a valiant light, creating new understanding of the steps towards being successful, being accountable and being organized!  Thank you for your knowledge.  This workshop is very valuable for both fundraisers and those involved with any organization.”

“Generally, I hate fundraising workshops, but Leslie’s was truly useful. The information was practical and presented in a fun and manageable way.  Really inspiring!  The morning muffins that she personally made helped too!”

“Your energetic ideas and break down of ways to approach fundraising were truly informative and inspiring.  I hope that our paths will cross again in the future.”

“Thank you for your words of wisdom and encouragement.  I know it has already made an impact with our board.  I look forward to working with you again.”

“This was a very informative and interesting presentation.  It will help our association to take the necessary steps in starting our fundraising program.”

“Thanks Leslie! We are doing quite the happy dance today. I went to a function two days ago where a business executive told us that his personal donations were down this year.  After the meeting was over, I wasted no time in accommodating him. Just like that!  This morning I got a call from his secretary asking who to make the cheque for $26,372.62 out to.  I guess that fundraising workshop really took!  Thanks to you, I knew what to do and how to ask when the opportunity presented itself.”

“I thought Leslie’s workshop was excellent. It was so well balanced with general info, humour, and direction. The time went very quickly and although I have been involved in fund raising over the years, I learned a lot. She also gave me a way to help without doing ASKS!!”