What a pleasure it has been to work with Keith on behalf of the Muskegon Museum of Art. Keith’s professionalism and his true interest in our success contributed greatly to our being able to achieve our goals. Our goal was ambitious and challenging; without his advice and steady leadership, I am not sure that we would have been able to accomplish what we have. What we have learned with Keith will continue to serve us well into the future, and we are grateful.
Judy Hayner, Executive Director, Muskegon Museum of Art
With the leadership and guidance that Keith provided for our fundraising team, we were able to not only reach our goal to raise $2.5 million but we went over by $700,000! Keith led us, one step at a time, to create a process, that was easy to follow so the team could work together to accomplish the goals. I am certain that Keith’s direction brought us the result we were looking for – grand success!
Shirley Hayes, Executive Director, Spectrum Health United Memorial Foundation
Keith worked with all levels of our organization to create a fundraising campaign that took the unique nature of the Foundation and our campaign into consideration. He gave us the tools and infrastructure we needed to be successful and provided the kind of encouragement to both volunteers and staff that helped us remain motivated and focused. With his help we were able to achieve our capital campaign goals and engage a new group of volunteers in a way that was meaningful, fun and successful.
Marilyn Zack, Vice President for Development, Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Keith served as Campaign Consultant for our “Meeting the Needs” campaign. Keith is highly professional, dedicated, and serves as a positive motivator enabling a group to work as a team for the overall success of the organization.
Donald M. Ryan, Director of Fund Development, Public Relations & Marketing, Senior Services, Kalamazoo
I have had the pleasure to work with Keith on several major fundraising efforts over the past 12 years. Keith is a consummate professional in his field. He provides realistic assessments of the feasibility and potential success of fundraising projects. He knows how to stay on top of projects and engage the variety of personalities serving on governance boards to keep focus on the mission at hand. He has earned my respect and appreciation for jobs well done.
Chief Ed Edwardson, Executive Director, Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth, Retired, Wyoming Police Department
Our church greatly benefitted from the expertise and wisdom of Keith in our fundraising effort to “Rebuild Life on the River.” Keith was our quarterback and we relied on him immensely as this was our first campaign. His intensity in driving the project forward was invaluable along with his creative problem solving skills. I would highly recommend Keith and the platform he uses to raise funds and have a successful campaign.
Ron Aulbach, Senior Pastor, Bridgeway Community Church
I would like to thank Keith for his guidance in our fund-raising campaign. With his assistance, we were able to exceed our fund-raising goal in less than six months. Keith was instrumental in identifying key stakeholders and helping us get the pledges. He made our employees and cabinet members feel comfortable with the fund-raising process and ultimately made our campaign a great success. Keith is a highly skilled fundraiser and I would recommend his services to anyone embarking on a capital campaign.
Scott Smith, Director of Rehabiliation Services, South Haven Community Hospital
After Keith’s assessment of our community’s fund-raising potential, he taught us the skills we needed to reach our goal. He was with us every step of the way, giving us sound advice and keeping us on task, and he knew our project and believed in it just as much as we did. Keith is articulate, intelligent, and the consummate professional, always comfortable in any situation. He was always on time, prepared and organized, had great follow-through, yet was available for consult at any time, too – even today, long after our project’s completion. Keith is a task-master with a heart and a sense of humor!
Mary Hollinrake, Branch Manager, Wyoming Public Library
The experience we had working with Keith on our “Dignity and Independence Through Work” campaign could not have been any better. He did an excellent job of leading us through the process of the campaign: educating our board and committee, providing support to our staff, and advising on best practices. We felt confident with Keith as our consultant that our campaign was being conducted professionally and was well received in the community. He was very easy and accommodating to work with, took time to get to know us, and truly understood the mission of our organization and the campaign.
Chris Zeigler, Executive Director, MRC Industries
Keith was on board with our capital campaign from the very beginning and helped create a plan for success. His guidance was just what was needed to take us through the necessary steps of creating a leadership team, identifying potential donors and making successful requests. He is knowledgeable about the community, accessible when needed, calming in the storm, and motivating when necessary. With his help, our organization took great leaps towards the future.
Janet Zahn, Development Director, Catherine’s Health Center