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“Our partnership with Access Philanthropy came at a critical juncture, as we needed to shore up our financial sustainability in order to grow our organization. Access Philanthropy provided us with an in-depth scan of the giving community as it relates to other organizations our size and with similar missions.”

—Lea Favor, Executive Director of theFred Wells Tennis & Education Center

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“Our partnership with Access Philanthropy came at a critical juncture, as we needed to shore up our financial sustainability in order to grow our organization. Access Philanthropy provided us with an in-depth scan of the giving community as it relates to other organizations our size and with similar missions. Their recommendations about how we position ourselves and our approach to specific funders were spot on. We will reap the benefits of their expertise for many years to come!”

—Lea Favor, Executive Director, Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center

“This is no cookie-cutter operation, but an organization dedicated to individualized service for each of its clients. With its extensive ties to experts in all aspects of nonprofit governance, development, marketing and public relations, and operations, Access Philanthropy can put together a customized plan to solve the specific challenges confronting any nonprofit organization.”

—Jim Toscano, President of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

“We were deeply impressed by how Access Philanthropy took the time to understand our organization and unique programs. They then quickly and competently helped us develop a strategic plan based on our needs and resources. As we implement our plan, we look forward to having their years of experience and knowledge continue to guide and support us.”

—Randy Treichel, Enterprise Director at Youth Express

“Access Philanthropy provided our development staff with a customized workshop to familiarize us with a variety of national foundations. It was extremely useful in helping us think strategically as we expand our grantseeking efforts to include more regional and national funders. Steve’s insider knowledge and affable style really made the presentation. Our grants team found it informative, interactive, and fun!”

—Jill Schoer, VP of Development, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

“The energy, knowledge base, good humor and people smarts of Access Philanthropy made working with them a real pleasure. They bring a sense of confidence and calm coupled with an ability to understand complex systems and situations and an unfaltering patience in dealing with a range of players.  As a client I came away from each encounter with useful lessons by expert teachers.”

—Nan Skelton, Former Associate Director, Center for Democracy and Citizenship