Our Clients

Take a look at a few success stories below 

Vicki and John bring such energy, expertise and practical direction to our team in giving our Board and Staff a playbook to raise money to be sustainable.  Advancement Experts has guided us in establishing systems, creating methodical and intentional practices policy and practices for an Annual Fund, a Capital Campaign and all things philanthropy.  Advancement Experts is forever a part of the DNA of One Place.  
Dawn Rochelle, MSW, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer, One Place
Thank you for helping the Board of Youth for Christ take a giant step forward and being a part of our first board retreat. Your presentation inspired, challenged, and encouraged our board like I have never seen before.
David Killian
CEO, Youth for Christ
I am the co-founder of The Policy Circle a 501c3 that we established 6 years ago. In the first year of launching The Policy Circle, my co-founders and I engaged John Carreon to help use develop our strategic plan to map our growth over the next five years.  The Strategic Plan that we developed was a living document that I leaned on to lead the organization, stay focused and prioritize opportunities.  John shared best practices, helped us define realistic goals, and warned us of potential pitfalls and risks. John operates with a deep and broad experience in the non-profit field, his approach is based on authenticity, and genuine interest in seeing our organization and its leaders succeed.
Sylvie Légère
Founder of the Policy Circle
Although we thought that conducting a major gift initiative (MGI) was not possible for our organization---given our current levels of giving and number of current donors versus overall membership---Advancement Experts helped convince us that we could indeed carry one out! After they learned about the particulars of our organization, its history, our alumni dynamics, and the sport of rowing itself, Advancement Experts were absolutely critical in helping us conceptualize and tailor our MGI to suit all of this, as well as our overall goals. Next, Advancement Experts worked closely with us to outline and draft a Case for Support that we believe achieves the proper tone and urgency to sufficiently motivate our current and potential donors to either give more or begin giving, respectively, without turning any of them off. With all of the expert assistance that we have received from Advancement Experts, we are now excited to be kicking off our MGI in the near future and know that it will be a game changer for our organization's fundraising efforts!! Advancement Experts generously provided these services pro bono.
Eric Leeder
Friends of Ohio State Crew
I met Vicki during a 3-day nonprofit bootcamp that she facilitated. When we spoke about how to fundraise for all sizes of nonprofits, I knew that she had such a wealth of knowledge that we needed to hire her as a consultant! Through her consultation process with us, we were able to take our very small and grassroots nonprofit through our first year end giving campaign that so far has raised  more than we planned. Without her incredible knowledge we would not have been able to be where we are today!
Bailey Hughes
Founder and CEO, The Hands and Feet
Thank you for all of your wisdom, guidance, and insight! You are such a blessing to Urban Youth Impact!
UIY Development Team
Vicki worked with our team to create a solid foundation from which to grow our advancement efforts. With her guidance, we developed a solid case for support and a plan that embraces our Mission and leverages the skills and talents of our team to strategically engage our philanthropic community of supporters. We are excited to use these new tools as we embark on what promises to be an exciting time for Girl Scouts.
Lisa Johnson
CEO, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida
John and Advancement Experts have been incredible to work with over the past year. John led our January Board Retreat and really engaged the board in thinking strategically and focused on advancing our mission. As we embark on new projects at the hospital, Advancement Experts has been integral in ensuring campaign readiness materials and a plan that will be implemented. Being in a small community, we have unique situations with some of our donors; John has worked through this with us and has given us sound advice which I'm sure will lead to a successful campaign. As Executive Director of Margaret Mary Health Foundation, I'm incredibly grateful for John's wisdom, encouragement, professionalism and friendship, as we walk through this process together.
Jonathon Maple
Margaret Mary Health Foundation

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