Dr. Tom Neal, Theological Consultant, Catholic Community Foundation
I’ve had the privilege of working collaboratively with Lisa. Together we developed and implemented a planned giving program that connected the practical aspects of how to give to a particular organization or cause, with the deeper questions of why a prospective benefactor might choose to give. Lisa’s secret to success is her remarkable ability to help me imagine and communicate a vision that creates excitement in others, and then harness the energy of that excitement to transform passive spectators into active benefactors. Her competence, passion, organization, determination and collaborative spirit make for a winning combination. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to successfully develop and foster a culture of generosity in their organization.
Shelley Johnson, Shelley Johnson & Company LLC; retired executive director, SW Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lisa began her fundraising career with us in Lake Charles more than 20 years ago, so when we needed a trainer for workshops to benefit the various nonprofits in our region, she was an obvious choice. Lisa worked with the visitors’ bureau team to craft a customized day, focusing on key issues such as volunteer management and storytelling to maximize impact of local museums, festivals, and other organizations. Her professionalism made attendees feel at ease during a full day of learning, and she gave actionable items for them to implement immediately.
Dan Blakemore, CFRE
The sound advice and thought partnership that Lisa provided during my last job search helped me find the perfect role and organization for the next step in my fundraising career.
Alexis Noel Ruffino, Major Gift Officer, Temple University
Lisa has a great depth and breadth of experience in all aspects of fundraising, both in the educational and nonprofit sectors. She has been my “go to” when I’ve needed another ear for advice and feedback about strategy and engagement, as well as various ways to leverage planned giving or gift structuring to increase a solicitation. She is a wonderful mentor who is an invaluable asset to cultivating my development as a frontline fundraiser.