Lisa Chin, Executive Director

“In the two years I’ve been working with Heidi Thomson-Daly as our strategic fund development consultant, she’s been the most creative, thoughtful, smart, and meticulous professional who delivers spectacular results. I know that if Heidi is involved with a project, that she will deliver a superlative product with maximum impact. I enjoy working with her and learning from her. She can be as out of the box as you permit, or as traditional as required. She has helped us go from start up to bigger start up, creating world-class collateral and strategic fund development plans that have worked and helped us exceed our fundraising goals. Heidi is one of the most talented, fun, and thoughtful consultants I’ve ever worked with.”

Donna Bellew, Philanthropist and Independent Consultant

“Heidi is fantastic.  Her attention to detail and ability to connect donors to the mission and heart of an organization is first rate.   The energy and positive disposition she brings to every project is inspiring and creates an environment where the impossible seems possible. This  combined with a strong set of practical skills allow Heidi to take organizations to the next level and to have a great time  doing it.  I am always excited about the working with Heidi because I know we are going to do amazing things and it is going to be fun.”

Danielle Thompson, Events and Community Outreach Manager

“Heidi’s expert guidance gave my team the confidence we needed to take our annual Auction and Dinner to the next level. Her strategic approach to fundraising events provided superior direction on how to artfully communicate our mission in an inspiring manner. She assisted our team in identifying areas where funding could be increased and provided direction on how to accomplish our overall event goals. If had to choose 5 adjectives to describe Heidi I would say; strategic, professional, well-informed, compassionate and fun! It is a pleasure to recommend Heidi for any organization requiring a fresh approach to annual fundraising.”

Dawn Rains, Director of Development and Marketing

“As chair of the Development Committee for Women’s Funding Alliance, I had the opportunity to work closely with Heidi in her capacity as Senior Director of Development and Communications. She led the organization through a significant analysis of its fundraising programs and the creation of a multi-year development plan. She partnered with leadership to build a strategy to secure and leverage the organization’s first $1 million gifts and instituted a multi-year major gift circle that grew to over 100 donors in its first year. She revolutionized a long-standing fundraising auction by putting the mission back at the center of the event, and instituted two new events to drive donor acquisition and renewal. Heidi is unique among nonprofit fundraisers in that she is equally skilled at building strong relationships with donors and using data to inform strategy, practice and return on investment. Most importantly, she is passionate about keeping mission at the center of every interaction with staff, board and donors, constantly inspiring new levels of engagement and commitment.”