Testimonials

“It has been a pleasure working with Jeffrey! His dedication to my organization has given me a new respect for him, his company, and nonprofit consultants in general. I’ve worked with several consultants over the years, and he is by far the best. I really appreciate all the support he have given both me and my board members as we move into a new phase of development.” – Alisa Rabin Bell, Woodbury Community Foundation

“Jeff is masterful at delivering presentations. He is able to authoritatively convey important messages to his targeted audiences. Jeff is also a forward-thinker and is able to help strategize what the next steps may be in a project or process.” -Toya Stewart Downey, Saint Paul Public Schools

“Jeffrey provided clear direction, insightful feedback and brought the energy needed to complete major initiatives. It was a pleasure working with him and I hope to have an opportunity to do so again in the future.”    -Patrick North, Pride Designs, LLC

“I strongly recommend Andrew. I have known him for five years and worked alongside him for two. He combines effective strategic oversight of fund-raising programs with the mastery of all the details required to make campaigns successful across various channels. I am particularly impressed by his constant drive to further improve results. His innovative use of new channels reach donors in fresh ways is an example of this. His professional demeanor, wide range of experience, and extensive contacts throughout the fund-raising world make him very effective interacting with both clients and vendors.” – Kevin Donovan, Strategic Fundraising

“Jeffrey has many outstanding skills. He is very bright, and is tremendously creative. His work ethics shine on all that he touches. And put simple, he is a nice guy, and fun to be around.”    – Tom Crouch, Board Member, Washburn High School Foundation

“No one is better at managing donor aquisition and renewal, brand awareness and ecommerce than Andrew.” – Scott Nelson, Gillette Children’s Foundation

“Jeffrey was instrumental in developing our Board into a more professional and efficient group. We developed and refined our Mission and goals and put into place many protocols that we will continue to pay dividends toward our fund-raising efforts in the months and years to come.”   Mark Bachman, President, Washburn High School Foundation

“I collaborated with Andrew on a successful fund-raising campaign and he was an invaluable resource for us. He is creative, enthusiastic and dependable – all things we needed for a successful campaign.” – Paula Cronquist, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

“Jeff did an outstanding job compiling information to create an application for continuation of a grant. He was thorough with an eye for detail. He seeked out need information and was consistently maintaining our focus. In addition to superb grant writing skills, Jeff was personable and plesant to work with throughout this and other times we worked together. I would hire Jeff if I had the need (and budget) for his skillset. He demonstrated excellent grant writing skills and has been a pleasure to work with.”   – Michael Sodomka, Principal, Humboldt Senior High School, Saint Paul Public Schools

“I worked with Andrew to expand a direct response project where Gillette and Children’s Cancer Research Fund were joint beneficiaries. He is creative, has a great direct marketing mind, and was really easy to work with. He’s an asset to nonprofit fundraising and I value his insight.” – Colleen Norton, Children’s Cancer Research Fund

“Jeffrey is a knowledgeable professional in the area of development/fundraising. I first met Jeff when I attended a workshop he conducted on corporate giving at the 2008 Fundraising Summit held at Northwestern College in Roseville, MN.  Jeff provided a comprehensive and practical presentation to help development directors create value-added activities in a down economy, find ways to stay resilient in a time of change, and determine ways to increase their effectiveness and success. Jeff is a fantastic speaker. He is well prepared, knowledgeable, experienced in the field, and enjoyable to work with. He also has a natural ability to engage his audience through humor, passion, and energy. I would highly recommend Jeff.”  – Brenda Kappel, Director of Development, Minnesota Independent School Forum

“Andrew has the vision and knowledge to recognize opportunities, the political knowhow to gain approvals and get a diverse team behind him, and the work ethic to execute and obtain real results.” – Chris Dunkin, Convio

“Jeff provided strategic insights for one of my projects. I was impressed by the careful attention he paid to all aspects of the work. My project was improved significantly by his input. I’d recommend him highly.”   – Shari Hunter, Board Member, Prairie Oaks Institute at Robert Creek

“Andrew Olsen is creative, proactive, and meets deadlines. He listens to what is needed and comes through with great results!” – Shannon Birge Laudon, Minnesota Medical Foundation