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Testimonials

Testimonials
We love our clients, and we are grateful that they love us back.
It is an absolute privilege to help these nonprofits advance their mission. 
Donor Boom provides professional, thoughtful, insightful, smart fundraising guidance and support. What I appreciate most about DB is that there are no cookie-cutter solutions. Donor Boom is creative, customizing its strategies to each client’s needs and fundraising culture. And…they helped us secure a $6.5 million grant! We had applied on our own, unsuccessfully, three times before, but with Donor Boom’s expert advice, we received the grant. I can’t recommend DB highly enough.
- Rabbi Donna Berman, Executive Director, Charter Oak Cultural Center
With expert and responsive guidance, Donor Boom helped us grow our fall annual fund campaign by 25% this past year. Sari’s strategic thinking blended with practical tactics helped our team not only grow revenue but created increased board and stakeholder engagement.  We now know exactly where to focus our energy to get the strongest fundraising results.  Sari is a star performer and I am delighted to recommend her.
-- Elisabeth Setten, Executive Director, Art Works Downtown  

 
Sari McConnell, Founder of DonorBoom, consulted with Caminar to conduct an in-depth analysis of our individual donor fundraising opportunities and strengths. This helped us gain a better understanding of where to allocate our staff resources in order to build more meaningful relationships with our longtime supporters as well as where we need to focus to secure and retain newer donors. The analysis revealed powerful, detailed data that enabled us to make informed decisions about which activities would generate the growth we need to realize over the next few years.  DonorBoom provided exemplary, timely results and we look forward to continuing our partnership. 
-- Mary Dunbar, CFRE, Chief Development Officer, Caminar
Donor Boom is building our fundraising strategy from scratch, grounding it in data and identifying growth opportunities we didn't know we had. Donor Boom not only brought expertise to our organization, but brought a process and discipline to our fundraising plan.
--Margi Power and Kaarin Hardy, Leadership Council San Mateo County
Donor Boom has been such a huge benefit to our nonprofit! Her expertise in individual donor cultivation and engagement has significantly contributed to our fundraising success and organizational growth. With her strategic guidance, we have enhanced our donor stewardship efforts, expanded our network, and increased our fundraising capacity. Sari's collaborative approach, professionalism, and commitment to our mission have been instrumental in elevating our fundraising efforts and securing significant contributions. We wholeheartedly recommend Donor Boom to anyone seeking effective and results-oriented fundraising guidance. 
-- Janet Reilly, Founder and Sarah Gordon, Executive Director, Clinic by the Bay 

Sari can find growth everywhere. She strategically re-imagined our annual event into a compelling virtual event, helping to double our revenue by making our donors feel truly invested in our mission.
-- Kathy Spillar, Executive Director, Feminist Majority Foundation  

 
With the help of Donor Boom's focused strategic advice, we are taking our annual campaign and event sponsorship programs to the next level. We now have a whole new way of thinking about how to get the most substantial results from our efforts.
-- Bobby Keller, Executive Director, Port Washington Community Chest

 

Donor Boom is the secret sauce behind our fresh fundraising approach, which is fueling our nonprofit at a critical time of growth. Sari and her team played a crucial role in refining and executing our nonprofit positioning, attracting committed board members and hiring a new Executive Director in the process. 

-- SC Moati, Founder and Board Chair, Products That Count

Sari gives her clients her full focus. She brought an expert lens to all aspects of her fundraising analysis and strategy. Donor Boom's recommendations were astute, thoughtful and most importantly - realistic. Sari's excellent presentation to our board was focused, compelling, and motivating. Now armed with the necessary map, tools and motivation, we are excited to embark on a fundraising path that will support our ambitious goals for growth.
-- Danika Dellor, Executive Director, WANDA Silicon Valley 
Our endowment campaign has so much momentum and focus thanks to Donor Boom's plan. It's based in confidence-inspiring analytics and prioritizes where to invest our limited resources, and most importantly our time.
-- Angela Dubovsky, Executive Director, Burlingame Community for Education Foundation Endowment  
Sari was such a pleasure to work with! She helped us develop a fundraising plan that considered our historical data, realistic goals, and a diversified approach suitable for our size and capacity. We now feel confident in our fundraising goals and well equipped with tools to implement the plan. There was no 'one size fits all' with Sari and we appreciated her approach to ensure our fundraising plan was relevant and attainable for our specific needs.
-- Isa LaPorte, CEO, and Sooni Gillett, Co-Founder & COO, ConnectED
Sari is an excellent leader, and exceeded all fundraising growth expectations. She gets great results!
-- Dr. Maggie MacIsaac, Retired Superintendent, Burlingame School District  
I connected with Donor Boom just six months after I founded my non-profit. I had no background in non-profits so the entire space was intimidating. Sari quickly guided me in what was needed to engage funders and provided a solid framework. She miraculously refined our various communications to a single page to tell a compelling story, allowing us to attract a high caliber of donor. She crafted an overall strategy and outreach approach that our board supported. Sari asks great questions, is not afraid to push back on a proposed approach and acts as a true partner. I highly recommend Sari and the Donor Boom team.
-- Pam Baker, Founder, Women's Coaching Alliance 
Donor Boom has been an invaluable partner in launching our nonprofit. They provided the solid foundation and tools for us to grow quickly and easily so we could focus on our mission and impact real change in sport.
Thank you, Donor Boom!
-- Meg Wilson, CEO, SPKN - Sport Professional Knowledge Network

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Sari. She is very knowledgeable and can work with an organization at any stage of their process. She helped up build infrastructure and systems, setting us up for long-term success, but given the wealth of experience she can draw upon, she could help an organization that is farther along as well.

-- Ken Montgomery, Co-founder & Exec. Director, Design Tech High School

 

As a newly established nonprofit, Moonstar Charitable faced many challenges. Sari was instrumental in helping us set up our fundraising strategies in a holistic fashion. Her meticulous approach translated into a solid plan for the organization and a lot of growth opportunities for the team, myself included.  

-- Daisy Li, Founder and Chair, Moonstar Charitable

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