Now that the board and I have had some time to digest your final report, I want to thank you on behalf of the entire [Organization] family for your guidance and expertise during our recent work together. We appreciate your encouragement during a fiscally down year and recognize, through your work, that [Organization] is deeply valued in our community.
— -- Strategic planning client executive director
Thought provoking, innovative ... What I had hoped for ... Bullseye! ... Challenging, overwhelming, exciting.
— Client board members' reactions to a final report presented by the firm
Thank you both for your service and counsel in support of the Fall Design Fete this year! Your enthusiasm and personal commitment helped make this inaugural event a huge success on so many levels.
— Sean Patrick Nohelty, AIA Committee Chair, Washington Architectural Foundation's Fall Design Fete

Capital, Special Gifts and Endowment Campaigns

  • American Institute of Architects - Washington Chapter and the Washington Architectural Foundation, Washington, DC – planning and support for capital campaign for a new headquarters facility
  • Arlington Community Foundation, Arlington, VA – support for a major campaign
  • Beauvoir - The National Cathedral Elementary School, Washington, DC – support for an endowment campaign
  • Capital City Public Charter School, Washington, DC – support for a campaign for a new facility
  • Christ Episcopal Church, Spotsylvania, VA – planning and support for a campaign for a new parish hall
  • Dance Place, Washington, DC – support for a comprehensive campaign for facilities and program expansion
  • Grace Episcopal Church, Silver Spring, MD – planning and support for a campaign for renovations to parish facilities
  • Insight Memory Care Center, Fairfax, VA – support for a campaign for a new facility
  • Foundation for Criminal Justice/National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,   Washington, DC – planning for a national campaign
  • St. Thomas' Episcopal Parish, Washington, DC – planning for a major campaign for a new facility
  • The Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region, Annapolis, MD (Maryland Nonprofits Consulting) - case development and strategy planning for a new facility campaign
  • Virginia Youth Soccer Association, Fredericksburg, VA (in collaboration with Diane Berry Love) – planning for state-wide campaign

Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy and Strategic Planning

  • American Foreign Service Association, Washington, DC – membership survey to identify strategic priorities
  • ARVO Foundation for Eye Research (AFER), Rockville, MD – strategic planning
  • Berks Youth Chorus, Reading, PA - strategic planning
  • College to Congress, Washington, DC - board training and leadership coaching
  • DC SCORES, Washington, DC – board training and governance
  • Federal Bar Association, Arlington, VA – strategic planning
  • Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), Edgewood, CO – organizational assessment
  • Free Minds Book Club, Washington, DC – strategic planning
  • Greater Washington Community Foundation –  strategic and logistic support for their annual gala, database management protocols
  • HealthHIV, Washington, DC (In collaboration with WOW!Impact Consulting) – management assessment tool; board training series
  • National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, Seattle, WA – organizational assessment for a local program
  • National Adult Day Services Association, Fairfax, VA – board retreat
  • NeighborworksAmerica Project Reinvest, Alexandria, VA – grant review for a national program funding community redevelopment
  • Rainbow Families DC, Washington, DC – board retreat
  • The Reading Connection, Arlington, VA – guidance on strategic growth planning
  • Washington Forrest Foundation, Arlington, VA – assessment and revision of grantmaking practices

Resource Development

  • 826DC, Washington, DC – resource development planning, funded by DC Commission Upstart program
  • American Urogynecologic Society Foundation, Washington, DC – fundraising planning for association foundation
  • Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA (in collaboration with Nonprofit Leadership) – resource development planning
  • Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE), Arlington, VA – training for board members
  • Ayuda, Washington, DC (in collaboration with d'initiatives) – resource development planning
  • Duke Student Publishing Company (The Chronicle), Durham, NC – fundraising program assessment
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Washington, DC – resource development assessment
  • Legal Aid Justice Center, Charlottesville, VA – establishment of a regional board to support fundraising, funded by a Meyer Foundation MAP grant
  • Montgomery Housing Partnership, Wheaton, MD – resource development planning
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators/College Goal Sunday, Washington, DC – creation of a national fundraising toolkit
  • Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, Washington, DC – major gifts program design
  • Tahirih Justice Center, Falls Church, VA – resource development planning in advance of national expansion
  • Tenleytown Main Street, Washington, DC - resource development planning
  • Van Ness Main Street, Washington, DC – resource development planning
  • Wesley Housing Development Corporation, Alexandria, VA – resource development and communications assessment
  • Worldwide Fistula Fund, Schaumberg, IL – resource development planning
With your help, I see that the foundation is growing, sound, and reaching a critical size where they are now a player in the pelvic floor research field. I am thrilled. And you got us off the ground. We started from nothing and built the critical infrastructure that allowed us to have an identity and to begin to fulfill our mission. Your input came at the moment we were either going to fail or learn how to succeed. We thank you for getting us through the rough waters of our beginning stages to where we are now - moving into our next phase of being a busy, successful research foundation.
— Amy E. Rosenman, M.D., Former President, American Urogynecologic Society Foundation
In the short while I have been under Marshall’s tutelage, he has inspired me to work smarter. He has given me confidence to discuss difficult issues with my colleagues, and has helped me capitalize on some “low-hanging fruit” that I’d been overlooking. In the first two months alone, we increased revenue by over $25,000—money that would have otherwise been left on the table!
— Joy Myers Former Director of Development, AFAC