What our clients and Trainees say about us...
"I can't thank you enough for jumping into the SMC philanthropic world at such a critical time in its development and restoration. You and Hanna have brought us back to a level of professionalism with tight, compelling narrative. It has been restorative for me to be part of this."
"Kenny Weill led our foundation through 8 months of comprehensive strategic fund development. He consistently produced quality projects on time. He and his staff are professional, knowledgeable and very accessible. He is a wealth of knowledge on a broad range of topics including: planned giving, Board engagement, donor education and cultivation, foundation giving research, and grant writing."
"We engaged Kenny in an intensive project of analyzing our "Community Relations" department at our large, non-profit. Through the scope of his work, he interviewed Board members, senior executives and many others to sketch a specific three year plan with measurements that were designed to determine incremental growth in the department. The end result was of the highest quality and was an extremely valuable tool that, through the benchmarks that he set, we have been really successful in managing a much more comprehensive department. Kenny is extremely knowledgeable, his approach is genuine and unassuming making his an asset to any organization."
"Kenny is an active Advisor and always gets back to my questions quickly and without any fluff. A busy man who gets to the point without digressing...Kenny’s working style is responsive, professional, productive and goal oriented. He’s a creative thinker within the confines of the task at hand...Kenny’s greatest qualities include his ability to plan and implement on a timeline, prepare well for meetings, keep us on task while being mindful about the crush of work that might compromise his deadlines and bring a relaxed manner and droll sense of humor to help address difficulties...Kenny is a trusted, dependable consultant who guides our development strategy. He’s great at taking on a task and figuring it out, if it’s new territory, and we feel confident about the recommendations he makes on behalf of our program...Kenny is soulful, competent and stable. I honestly haven’t a single reservation about recommending him."
"I recommended Kenny to my grantees that needed help creating a soup-to-nuts development plan. The feedback I heard was
"I've worked with Kenny closely on many ZUMIX fundraising initiatives over the years. Kenny's deep non-profit experience has guided us on numerous initiatives including grant writing, board development, fundraising strategy and most recently our CRM implementation. I can't think of enough times where we've asked Kenny for advice or guidance and the results are always above and beyond what I've expected. His commitment to ZUMIX and warm personality makes Kenny a huge asset to our team."
"Kenny is a strategic thinker, diligent in his prospect research, and an excellent communicator. He asks essential questions to determine the best approach for each client, and works to craft each project methodically, in order to maximize outcomes and results. He has a proven track record with a diverse group of organizations and individuals."
"Kenny is a straight shooter and a pleasure to work with. He is adept at quickly assessing a non-profit's strengths and challenges, and crafting funding strategies that meet and exceed expectations. He is clever, offers creative solutions and is proficient in the federal and state grant application process. Finally, Kenny is keenly skilled at navigating the current economic landscape facing non-profits and providing guidance to ensure non-profit sustainability in this difficult climate."
"Our firm has worked with Kenny Weill on several projects and in every case, his work has been excellent. He has provided research, interviewing, report writing and financial analysis for projects supporting, among others, The Medical Foundation and The Barr Foundation. His work is always thorough, informative, detail-oriented and timely. We always welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Kenny to serve organizations' needs.
"Thank you for attending David Hunter’s Theory of Change workshop with us. We so appreciate all the time you dedicate to Future Chefs and attribute much growth to your efforts. You were an invaluable contributor to the conversation and will continue to be throughout this capacity building process. Thank you!"
"These [annual appeal] letters are great! Really nice, short, to the point and good message!"
"K. Weill Consulting has helped ZUMIX through a period of tremendous growth. Once a week they are on-site providing thoughtful research and grant writing expertise. In the four years we have worked with them, they have helped increase our revenues from $368,549 to $1,005,280. We have just increased their contracted hours by half. K. Weill Consulting – a great return on our investment."
"Kenny Weill’s grant-writing enabled Horizons for Homeless Children to receive significant funds from numerous foundations and corporations. Kenny took the time to learn about our programs and mission before carefully preparing and presenting a compelling case in each instance. Kenny is a genuinely good writer who understands the necessity of being poignant and concise without compromising the quality of the request."
"Great job with the newsletter! We’re here in Springfield and people are saying “I got your newsletter!” They know who we are and our programs. It’s a great sign that we’re reaching people!"
"I always dread 3 hour workshops and seminars, but yours was fantastic and chockful of tools and very practical steps. It's always a pleasure working with you, but this was extraordinary. You are a wonderful presenter and have so much expertise! Thank you for sharing it!"
"Your webinars were perfect - well organized, detailed, interesting, perfect of newcomers or 'experienced' development staff. Learnt a lot from both webinars."
"Thank you SO much for offering the very valuable webinars on fundraising...As I am trying to get more active in fundraising for my organization, your presentations gave me a lot of ideas as to where and how I can plug in and offer some value to the institution."
"Your session today at the MA Nonprofit Network conference was awesome! Thank you!"
"Thank you for leading this morning's informative, engaging seminar on crafting a foundation grant proposal. It was helpful to gain some additional insight into the process and to leave with the handy checklists for good grant writing. I will be sure to draw on those as I write my first LOI in the next week or so."
I found your 4-session grant training very helpful...You did a very good job of explaining and bringing those of us without grant experience along."
"A quick note to thank you for a great presentation yesterday; dynamic, interesting and delivering a great amount of knowledge. I also haven’t seen such participation from the class up to this point, so I know they were engaged as well."
"You have a wonderful skill of engaging the audience. Nonprofit Net was delighted to offer your presentation to its members and others in the nonprofit community."
Attendee Evaluations of a Recent (2017) Grants Training:
Attendee Evaluations of a Recent (2016) Board Engagement Training:
2018 Organizational Positioning for Fundraising Success: The 5 Shifts Method training: