As a certified fundraising expert and fundraising consultant, I train nonprofit leaders to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new prospects and existing donors in a practical, hands-on manner. All of my clients have seen significant increases in revenue from board members and other donors.
“Amy is reliable, organized, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. She keeps our foundation on track and communicates effectively and efficiently with our trustees and grantees. I am delighted to have her as part of our team.”
— Joel Cantor, Former President - Rutgers Community Health Foundation
"Amy worked closely with us to design a board retreat that would motivate our board members and generate meaningful discussion about our work. We learned a lot and had some terrific conversations about our opportunities and challenges. Her insights, ideas and advice have certainly put us in a stronger position."
— Hatsy Vallar, President - Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation
"Amy's input was invaluable during the creation of our annual appeal, first appeal envelope, and various grant proposals. We particularly appreciate how she helped both board and staff to develop a fundraising mindset. The toolkit she helped us develop will be a great resource going forward."
— Elizabeth Gloeggler, Executive Director - Literacy Volunteers of Union County
"We have found that tracking our "asks" really gives us a great visual for the work we are really doing — something concrete to share with our board. Amy's workshop has been an inspiration to us."
— Dawn Knill, CFRE, Director of Development and PR - Sage Eldercare
"Building a fundraising machine can be intimidating to any organization, but especially a small cash strapped one. Amy Eisenstein demystifies the process and provides concrete steps that any organization can do. These same steps can be used by experienced organized whose fundraising efforts have stalled."
— Geri Stengel, President - Ventureneer/Stengel Solutions
"Amy had an extraordinary impact on our institute and built a strong and lasting foundation for development at both the staff and board levels. We continue to benefit from the strong work that Amy initiated. Amy is a pleasure to work with and would be an asset to any organization seeking solid skills and fresh thinking on development funding options."
— Ellen Brown, COO - New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
“Amy helped us hire our first development director and worked with our staff and board to create and implement a development plan, as well as a timeline for our signature fundraising event. We truly enjoyed working with her and are pleased that Women Aware is a financially sound agency in a very challenging economic climate.”
— Phyllis Adams, Executive Director - Women Aware
"Amy is a true pleasure to work with and she has significantly helped us increase our fundraising income in several areas. I would highly recommend Amy, and I plan to engage her again for our upcoming board retreat."
— Susan M. Dunning, Executive Director - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County
“Amy has been a great resource for the JCC, and for me personally, when it comes to fundraising. I turn to her whenever I have a question about a particular donor or fundraising situation. Amy helped us identify new foundation donors that we would not have know about without her help.”
— Barak Hermann, Executive Director - JCC of Central New Jersey
"Amy is a true professional who brings dedication, enthusiasm, insight and expertise to every assignment. She consistently adds value and it's a pleasure to work with her."
— Douglas S. Eakeley, Esq., Board Member, NJISJ - Lowenstein Sandler PC
"I'm so thankful to have found Amy's book, 50 Asks in 50 Weeks. I keep it on my desk for handy reference. This is an indispensable book that helped us raise more than $32,000 more in 2012 than in the previous year. For us, that's an increase of over 50% in giving! I highly recommend each of her books to anyone involved in a non-profit, whether you're an Executive Director like myself, or a board member."
— Kay Helm, Executive Director - Friends of TOUCH
"Taking Amy's 50 Asks in 50 Weeks workshop was a valuable experience. Amy took the time to get a sense of who was in the room, from novices to fundraising veterans, and everyone in between. In addition to some great new ideas, the workshop was a great refresher on the basics."
— Amy Blankstein, Grants and Communications Manager - Just Food
"As a small, new non-profit organization, engaging Amy Eisenstein to help kick-start our fundraising is one of the best decisions we have made. Her approach demystified fundraising and truly engaged our Board of Trustees. Even Board members with substantial fundraising experience enjoyed learning from Amy. The plan she developed for us is helping us reach our goals and is putting us on a solid foundation to ensure that our organization is successful in its mission."
— Jon Wagar, Board President - NJ Invasive Species Strike Team
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If you’ve been helped by my “no-nonsense” approach to fundraising by either directly working with me or through using my published methods, I’d love to hear from you.
Please contact me and tell me about your experience and results. And if you need a fundraising expert to bring your nonprofit to the next level, I’d be happy to help.