Mena has been a tremendous resource and fantastic consultant in the three years I have known her. Though the IFC, she runs a monthly fundraising seminar focused on sharing ideas and solutions for local not-for-profits. Her diverse and comprehensive fundraising experience has provided her with the ability to assess situations quickly and make sound recommendations to enhance fundraising success.
After attending these sessions for one year, I approached her to consult directly with my organization at the time (Community Radio Fund of Canada) to help develop a fundraising strategy and key materials, including a case for support and foundation proposal template. As I expected, I found Mena to be extremely competent and enjoyable to work with. She is bright, innovative, and dependable.
Over the years, Mena has proven to be one of the few people I can really talk to about fundraising – from strategy details to relationship building, from donor retention to not-for-profit organizational realities – she knows it all. Her knowledge and experience fuels her wisdom. Combined with her work ethic and personality, I do not hesitate to place my trust in her