Testimonials

Testimonials

Here’s what some NextStep Nonprofit clients are saying…

Derek Mitchell, Lawrence Partnership

Executive Director

“Tracy has been supporting Lawrence Partnership’s fundraising efforts since early in 2018 through her business, NextStep Nonprofit. Tracy has been a creative thought partner for us over these years and a committed resource. Tracy assisted with our latest strategic planning effort, developed content for our annual reports, and helped design our sponsorship packages. Tracy has also assisted us directly with fundraising through the preparation of numerous grant applications for our organization and also for our collaborative partnerships.”

Todd Fry, Rwanda Youth Partnership

Executive Director

“Tracy has given some helpful advice to Rwanda Youth Partnership on our fundraising efforts. She has provided guidance on fundraising strategy and helped us generate some innovative approaches, as well as identifying specific leads. As a member of the 2019 U.S. delegation to Rwanda, Tracy engaged directly with young leaders and entrepreneurs we partner with in Rwanda. She dives in and fully engages with her projects, that’s for sure! You’ll enjoy working with her.”

Marquis Victor, Elevated Thought

President/Executive Director

“Elevated Thought has been working with Tracy since May of 2018. Since joining our ET family, she has provided a tremendous boost to our development and capacity to fundraise. Tracy has helped orient our staff and board to fundraising work, informed our fundraising strategy, and influenced our decision making on where we’re putting energy and time into grant applications. Tracy has helped us creatively tell our story and build our fundraising language through numerous grant applications. She is now helping us build up our development staffing capacity internally. As a grassroots organization with staff who wear many hats at once, Tracy has provided much needed support to help us remain stable during times of rapid change.”

Anne Marie Hunter, Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership

Executive Director

I really liked the way Tracy breaks Nonprofit Development into 5 areas that need to work together in order to achieve success. Tracy has been an important resource for Safe Havens over the past couple of years. She has helped orient our team so that we look at our development efforts in a more holistic way through board workshops and counsel. Tracy also helped us run a strategic planning process, and, most recently, she helped us understand and use the full capacity of our Little Green Light database. It’s been wonderful to have a trusted and informed development resource as part of our team”.

Stephanie McArdle, Beyond Soccer

Executive Director

“For any nonprofit, large or small, development work can feel overwhelming. Tracy, however, makes that work feel far less daunting. In fact, she makes it fun. She has been a reliable and creative fundraising resource for Beyond Soccer since early in 2019. Through NextStep Nonprofit, Tracy has helped us develop new narrative language for several of our larger and more collaborative initiatives, giving shape and form to our ideas and energizing our efforts. Tracy has helped us secure funding directly through grant application preparation and bolstered our fundraising efforts through counsel and coaching. Tracy also customized our Network for Good database, enabling us to use the tool more fully and to better understand, analyze, and communicate our revenue portfolio so that we can grow it in time”.