"Marianne was selected to lead Oceanside Museum of Art’s Board Development Retreat in March of 2020. I found her to be both a knowledgeable resource and a calming influence—two qualities that are quite helpful when leading a not-for-profit organization in the face of a global pandemic. With her guidance, we are mission-focused and strategic with our limited resources of time, talent, and capital to stay engaged with our community during these unprecedented times. I would whole-heartedly recommend Marianne as a resource development consultant to help an organization inspire a culture of philanthropy."
Erika Williams, Development Director
Oceanside Museum of Art
"Marianne's depth of knowledge in the field of philanthropy and her ability to nurture the OMA team's authentic voice gave us the confidence to successfully navigate unprecedented circumstances during the pandemic. Marianne's steady influence helped us during a time when caring, nurturing, and empathy were in high demand, and significantly led us toward success."
Maria Mingalone, Executive Director
Oceanside Museum of Art
"As someone who is new to the nonprofit development world, I have found Marianne’s advice to be invaluable. Her extensive background in nonprofit organizations has given her depth and breadth of experience and wisdom. She offered expert guidance and encouragement as I developed our organization’s first donor engagement and stewardship program and she continues to be a terrific sounding board. Most of all, I appreciate her positive and warm encouragement. I highly recommend Marianne’s consulting services!"
Laura Weston, Development Director
"While I have fundraised for multiple nonprofits, after meeting you I came to realize I had a lot to learn. Your counsel and guidance has helped me understand what we need to change in our organization to be successful. Your knowledge of philanthropy is a great asset. I enjoy working with you."
Larry D. Warner, Board Member
Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue
"Marianne’s input was invaluable during the creation of an individual giving program for the Osher Lifelong Learning Program at California State University Dominquez Hills (OLLI@CSUDH). We appreciated how Marianne helped our leadership and program staff develop our first annual campaign. Marianne taught us how to value our OLLI members and volunteers and to let them know how their involvement and contribution makes a huge difference in the lives of many seniors in our community. Marianne was reliable, organized, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with and would be an asset to any organization looking to increase individual giving."
La Margo Washington, Program Director
California State University Dominquez Hills
"You have been an amazing mentor and teacher to me as well as our staff and board! You made the transformation of our RD processes possible. Without your expertise, wisdom and patience, this wouldn’t have happened!"
Kelly Wilson, CEO
Boys & Girls Club
"Your impact on hundreds of professionals and thousands of donors and millions of kids was inspirational and a game changer for our organization. I appreciate you, your talents and your unmatched professionalism. Thank you!"
Kim Richards, CEO
Boys & Girls Club of Carson