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"Kathy led the successful establishment of a new advisory board and development program for Temple University Ambler, blazing a trail that impressed leaders and philanthropists throughout the university and the region.... Kathy accomplishes more with her time than anyone I've ever worked with, making our decision to work with her a wise investment of our resources." Read more >

- Sophia T. Wisniewska, Chancellor,
Penn State Brandywine
 
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"Kathy led the successful establishment of a new advisory board and development program for Temple University Ambler, blazing a trail that impressed leaders and philanthropists throughout the university and the region. She inspires trust and confidence with her professionalism and knowledge, engaging people at all levels of the organization and in the community. What's more, Kathy accomplishes more with her time than anyone I've ever worked with, making our decision to work with her a wise investment of our resources. She is truly the spark that gets new initiatives going strong."

- Sophia T. Wisniewska, Chancellor, Penn State Brandywine

 

"Kathy has been an excellent resource as we prepare to launch our new major gift program. She helped us evaluate our staffing and systems, draft needed policies based on best practices in the nonprofit sector, mentor staff on their shifting roles, and plan for effective use of board members and advisors in the fundraising process. Kathy has developed a good rapport with volunteers and staff and is a key ingredient in successfully advancing our major gift initiative. She very skillfully used her experience and knowledge to truly understand our organization and what we wanted to accomplish. Then she delivered the guidance, support and help in creating the plans, documents and environment that inspires confidence and most importantly success!"

- Mr. Roger C. Collins, Executive Director, Bucks County Opportunity Council, Inc.

 

"Kathy has incredible talents for bringing people, ideas and programs together. As a consultant to nonprofit organizations, she knows how to take a long-term vision, break it into phases, and follow through. Whether it's development, board building or community engagement, Kathy knows exactly what to do, when to do it, and makes things happen in just the right way. It is an honor and a joy to work with her."

- Mary Ann Sircely, Former Board Member, Bucks County Women's Fund

 

"Kathy has significant skills and expertise in project development and implementation and in capturing the essence of the project in a comprehensive and usable written report. She brought her expertise to the table and listened to the needs of our organization. Based on our needs she worked with us to develop the project so that it would provide the information that we needed. She blended her expertise with our needs rather than have us fit our needs into a preconceived package. The project required a variety of skills including developing questionnaires for individual and group use, organizing and facilitating focus groups, and taking many data points and organizing them into a comprehensive set of information. Kathy had excellent skills in all these areas. Kathy delivered a final product to our organization that was comprehensive, clear and usable. I would not hesitate to use Spark Nonprofit Consulting again."

- Kay Reiss, Rainbow Fund of Bucks County

 

"I got to know Kathy Beveridge when she was working as the Executive Director of the Bucks County Women's Fund. As a former president of the Board of Directors, I was very impressed when Kathy reached out to me to discover some of the history of the organization, and also to convince me to increase my support to the organization, which she was successful in doing.

When the Rainbow Fund of Bucks County required assistance with a community scan to determine where to invest foundation dollars to best meet the needs of the community, Kathy spearheaded the project, scheduling and facilitating meetings to gather community input and analyzing the results of an online community survey. The result was a well-written, comprehensive report that addressed the questions we initially posed and created a pathway for the organization to move forward. Her commitment, drive and intelligence come through in every project she undertakes, with high quality results every time."


- Dorothy Wax, Rainbow Fund of Bucks County

 

"I have known and worked with Kathy for several years, beginning with her tenure as the Executive Director of the Bucks County Women's Fund. She led the Fund through a year long "Listening"project to learn first hand the needs and concerns of women and girls in Bucks County. Taking what she learned, Kathy worked with the Board to shape the Fund's priorities and future directions, and authored a report from the findings on the status of women and girls which is a valuable tool for non-profits and foundations alike.

Knowing that Kathy is a strategic thinker and active listener, the Rainbow Fund of the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund enlisted her help in conducting the first needs assessment ever conducted of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Bucks, Hunterdon and Mercer counties. Her organizational skills, attention to detail and follow-through were enormous assets throughout the project and resulted in a report detailing the grantmaking priorities for the fund and providing baseline data for future fundraising. Kathy is a team player who knows when to exercise leadership to "move the ball forward"and get the job done effectively and successfully."


- Nancy Cunningham, Rainbow Fund of Bucks County

 

"Kathleen is a true professional. The presentation she made to our group on grant writing was thoughtful and informative. She was able to explain the process of writing a grant, complement the explanation by providing hands-on exercises and then followed up with constructive feedback."

- Liz Vibber, M.S., Bucks County Center for Nonprofit Management

 

"Farm & Garden owes Kathy our utmost gratitude for her efforts at the 2010 Fall Council Meeting. Kathy's leadership of a strategic visioning session has placed us on a new path -- one that will lead to future success. Our members are committed to our continuation. Thanks to Kathy, we will have a brighter future."

- Mary Bertolini, President, Woman's National Farm & Garden Association



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