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Read what our clients and workshop participants say about Nonprofit Works


“I’m using your Program Planning Logic Model to plan for an upcoming grant. What I learned from your workshop will save enormous time and effort in the planning process. THANK YOU for this wonderful resource!”

"The courses have re-energized me and my approach to planning and grant writing. I feel I now have the tools to vigorously tackle the most daunting tasks I'm responsible for. Thanks again!"

"Nonprofit Works did a great job of leading us through the planning session, which was tricky given the variation in backgrounds among participants. You moved us forward significantly!"

"You are subject-matter experts and do a great job covering the topic. As a result of your workshop, I now know what a useful tool the logic model can be for planning and marketing. I see the light!"

"Learning how to use the Logic Model was very helpful, and I gained a great deal for both myself and my department. I highly recommend the workshop to anyone working in grant and fund development."

Fund Development

"Paul presented the nuts and bolts of grant writing in a format that could be immediately implemented with success. Since the course, I have written six successful grants enabling several nonprofit organizations to exceed their goals and objectives for the year. I recommend Nonprofit Works to any organization wanting to improve their grant writing success."

“This training has given me the tools to plan, develop, and review past grants — as well as the specific requirements needed to prepare a successful grant-writing proposal.”

"Your seminar was a great blend of clearly articulated information, fun, and new ideas and sources of which I wasn't aware. Keep up the good work. You provide a great service to nonprofits.”

"We enjoyed the session very much. I heard nothing but great feedback about your presentation style, materials, and the common-sense nature of what you talked about, etc. Thank you so much!"

"I learned more in two days than in an entire semester course in college."

"Your workshop was inspirational. Clear, concise and rooted in common sense — with a touch of human psychology. Thank you."

“I learned a lot of valuable information at your grant research and writing workshops and it certainly paid off! I just received information about the first grant I wrote: We got it!”

“Exceptional! After taking the course, grant writing seems a lot less intimidating.”

“The grants workshop was one of the most informative / beneficial I have attended — by far.”

“The templates / examples made it much easier for a new grant writer … The instructor was very knowledgeable."

“The hand-outs, explanations, knowledge of the presenter and manner in which the material was presented — I’m looking forward to future trainings!"

“[There are] 5,000 nonprofits in the Capital District — they all need this information"

Very relevant and informative … Practical, useful knowledge

"For some unknown reason, I had this perspective that grant writing was some elusive, untouchable thing. You made that view dissipate in the first hour. I’m looking forward to putting the tools you gave me to work ..."

Executive Coaching and Board Training

“Great handouts and resource list!”

“The board training provided a wonderful opportunity for our board members to reflect upon their role in the organization’s mission. Thank you for your attention to detail, thorough approach in presenting the topic, and timely follow-through! It was a pleasure working with you!”

“Thank you for an informative and useful workshop. The information received will be invaluable and help our board function at a high level, and better allow us to fulfill our mission.”

“I enjoyed the course and found the material very useful as a board member, and in my work, as well. I also liked the presentation style!”

“I thought the attention given to different areas of board management was great! You were able to cover many of the board issues I have dealt with in the past year, and I feel I’m on the right track.”


"The workshop was outstanding, as it provided me with helpful tools to advance the mission of my organization. (The section on news releases was very helpful.)"

“Great seminar! Enjoyed how in-depth we got into messaging and calls-to-action"

“Was very helpful and gave me a new perspective on how to help others understand our mission"

“Great job! Very useful information. The hand-outs and PowerPoint were also very useful."

“A good overview of the [media relations] process"

“I found [the section on] pitching stories to the media particularly useful"

“[The presenter] has more energy than most people I know. What’s his secret?"

“The presenter knew the topic well"

“Easy to listen to and follow. [Uses] good examples that are relatable."

“I thought all areas were covered effectively"

“Very knowledgeable presenter, very energetic and enthusiastic about the subject"

“Very thorough analysis of preparing a press release [and an] interesting approach to creating a news hook"

“Concrete examples of press releases, and relevant material that I can apply … The presenter maintained energy in the room and had a good, upbeat delivery"

"You guys rock!! We can’t wait to see everything that comes out of this training"

"I'm delighted with the avalanche of wisdom nuggets that are beyond invaluable."

"I really enjoyed how hands-on and interactive this training was"

"Considering [my organization's] mission from the first step made me be more thoughtful"

"This was a great workshop focused on the principles and how-to's of messaging!"

"Great workshop!"

"A very engaging and interesting workshop. I think it will really help all of us engage our audiences."

"I recommend that executive directors and senior leaders of organizations take this workshop. It's so important."

"I learned a lot and it inspired many thoughts and ideas for my organization"