Some testimonials and stories from clients and course participants.


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July 18, 2017
Hi Melissa, I took your class at IU in 2013. I continue to reflect on your class and my experiences with raising money/writing grants. I’m refocusing my career from direct service toward fundraising. Thank you for an inspirational experience.
— C. Boyden
I really liked that the material was presented and then we were asked to figure out our ‘next steps.’ This process really made me think about what I am going to do moving forward and gave me a list of action steps.
— Anonymous evaluation, Developing Annual Sustainability, September 2017 course for The Fund Raising School
The analysis you did about medical insurance among former foster youth was instrumental in our work this past legislative session. We could share data that supported our argument that extending health coverage for former foster youth until age 26 is imperative.
— Brent Kent, President & CEO, Indiana Connected by 25

Here is more about Indiana Connect by 25 and the legislation to assure health care coverage.

Hi Melissa,

I was in your workshop on Gen X. I wanted to let you know that I was online using your suggestions throughout the day. Because of targeting Collegian Alumni and using the skills from this session to appeal to Gen Xers, we raised $5,105 in 24 hours.

I can’t tell you how thankful I am that you shared your info with us, and I can’t wait to learn more.
— Erin Gariepy Executive Director, Collegian Media Foundation Faculty Advisor, Independent Collegian, Toledo, OH