Maximize Your Fundraising Potential

Raise more money, do more good.

To do more good, you need to raise more money. To raise more money, you need to change what you’re doing. I’m here to help you implement better practices across the board to amplify your fundraising!

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My mission? Quite simple: to help your organization thrive.

WHY? Because there are simply too many people depending on you for you to be anything but great. To learn more about who I am, what I do, and why I do it, click below.

About Me

“From deficit to surplus in under one year!”

After working with Sarah for only 9 months, our agency was, after 5 years, finally out of deficit mode — in fact, we had a $113,000 surplus! That was just the beginning. Sarah helped us with strategic planning, board development, communications, and a number of fundraising initiatives. Sarah’s not just a consultant, she’s a valued partner who’s invested in our success. She openly shares all the knowledge and experience she has gained over her career to help us get stronger. It’s been a privilege to work with her and we’ve really benefitted from our long and fruitful relationship!

Janelle Wilson
Executive Director, Jeremiah's Inn

Love at first site

We loved our experience with Sarah! She was engaging from the start. She helped us rethink and reshape our entire communications program — from our website to our brand to our communications calendar — and took tasks that are usually dull and boring and infused new life into them. For example, with Sarah’s guidance, we were able to re-write our mission statement in one hour! As a result of this work, we’re attracting more people and more money to our cause.

Lee Schlesinger
Executive Director, Safe Haven

Strategies for Growth

It’s been a great opportunity for the agency to reflect on strategies for growth, to discover new funders, and to bring new funding online so we can sustain our important work with ex-offenders in Worcester. Sarah is our go-to consultant — she’s responsive, effective and really fun to work with.

David McMahon
Executive Director, Dismas House

From Floundering to Flying High

“When we called Sarah for help, our board was so ineffective that they couldn’t get through a meeting without wandering from the agenda. As a new Executive Director, I knew something was wrong, but didn’t know how to fix it. After working with Sarah for 18 months, our board was running like a well-oiled machine and we’d completed our first strategic plan! As a result, our program took off — so much so that we received one of 15 national youth arts awards presented by Michelle Obama! Had we not addressed our board issues, our organization would never have experienced this kind of growth.”

Rebekah Greenwald Speck
Executive Director, RiverzEdge Arts

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Powered by Philanthropy – Rob Scheer and Comfort Cases

OVER 700 CHILDREN ENTER THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM EACH DAY. Right now, there are 437,500 children in the US foster care system. Each year, 23,000 young people age out of foster care without permanent connections to a stable family. Most children in the foster care system are removed from their …

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Sarah’s Soapbox: Myth-busting – “Spending is Bad!”

In this episode of Sarah’s Soapbox, I talk about the difference between a COST and an INVESTMENT, and why investing in fundraising is the best way to raise more revenue!  

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Pennies, Nickels and Dimes – Small Change Can Make a Big Difference!

PENNIES. Most folks wouldn’t bother to stop and pick one up off the ground, but the Gift Shop cashiers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX grab every penny they can get! When we visited the gift shop, the cashier – let’s call her Sally — asked …

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