What They Say About Gail’s Board Training & Retreats

I was surprised at how quickly our session went, felt far more knowledgeable about the friend-raising process and am convinced our organization is better off for having been through this. Additionally, I feel that my personal knowledge base was greatly expanded.

David H Pottenger IIIBoard ChairmanNC Museum of Life and Science

I love your cultivation strategy of “advice visits.” I’ve been having a great time contacting various business leaders asking for their coaching/opinion on making the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Red Cross a success. My approach is to briefly outline what the Red Cross does in our community , and ask what successful practices they have seen on the charitable boards they serve on. The response has been great. They are interested and want to have on-going dialogue. Thanks again, Gail!

Karen MildenhallManaging DirectorMarsh, Inc.

Thank you so much for the fantastic retreat this morning!!! Our board members (and staff) are energized and ready to begin the work ahead.

Carolyn InsleyGBMC Foundation

Gail, It was such a thrill to see the body language and faces of our board members change from reservation, reluctance, and uncertainty to smiles, laughs, and excitement. You rallied the troops in a way that got them out of their comfort zone, made them tackle those underlying fears, and empowered them to motivate. It was brilliant!

Abby JohnstonDirector of DevelopmentSaint Mary’s School

You make fundraising comfortable and fun for our board members. And you energized us all to move in a positive direction. Thank you so much!

Michael LoweryDevelopment DirectorRonald McDonald House of Chapel HillChapel Hill, NC

I wanted to personally say thank you for a tremendous evening of inspiration. I know you changed mind sets and attitudes about how we approach fund raising and more importantly how we can effect positive outcome.

Deborah M. Johnson, CFREDirector of DevelopmentThe Pine SchoolHobe Sound, FL

Gail, Loved your workshop, your enthusiasm and brilliance for the work and the material you presented. It was right on and perfectly aligned for me and the needs of my organization. Appreciated very much a window into your mastery.

Stanford SiverAlliance for Peace BuildingWashington DC

Gail was wonderful. Even this old dog learned a few new tricks.

Board Member, The Pine SchoolThe Pine SchoolHobe Sound, FL

Gail, You are the best fundraising consultant I have ever met in my 30 years of doing board work! You have greatly helped the organizations I chair: VISIONS, the Wright’s Center, and Make Way Partners. THANK YOU for always being so responsive and on target with all your advice!

Louise CogginsLCSW

Gail is that special person who can motivate boards to fundraise by removing their fears and instilling within them with a renewed sense of purpose.

Gary McDonaldAmerica’s Second Harvest Food BankSan Deigo CA

Gail, you’re just terrific in terms of your warmth, empathy, energy and group dynamics. I can see why you are so effective with nervous board members and volunteers.

I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful presentation to the SECC Kick-Off Luncheon group !!! You not only gave everyone good techniques and tools, but put a very human face on the process of fundraising.

Dr. Haig KhachatoorianNC State UniversityRaleigh, NC

I absolutely loved the workshop. I also thought that the honesty of the Board was excellent.

Board MemberThe Pine SchoolHobe Sound, FL