Testimonials

Jennifer completely understands the nuances of building lasting relationships between a nonprofit and its major donors. She is highly skilled at developing strategies that match the organization’s needs with the donor’s philanthropic aspirations. Jennifer is an expert in every aspect of building a successful major gifts program, including cultivating donors, training staff, developing the case for support, training volunteers and board members, and ensuring that solicitors are skilled and comfortable in how to ask for major gifts. I am excited for the organizations that will benefit from Jennifer's experience and fundraising excellence.

Gabrielle Dudley, Director of Development
Seattle Pacific University Foundation, Seattle, WA
Jennifer is a consummate professional whose strategic leadership is matched by her empathy and warmth. She is a skilled listener and a talented communicator who artfully relates institutional messages in an inspiring manner. She is a compassionate, visionary leader and an inspirational mentor. She acts with deep integrity and passion on behalf of the organizations with which she has been affiliated.

Valerie Courtney, Sr. Director of Development
Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, Seattle, WA
We had the pleasure of working with Jennifer on a development audit, a feasibility study and a campaign plan that helped propel our organization's fundraising to a new level. Her strategic insight and advice throughout this process illuminated the challenges and potential for our fundraising. She helped us create effective strategies to connect with our donors in powerful and lasting ways, and we are seeing the positive results! Her many years of experience raising money in our community give her valuable perspective on what works, and her sense of humor and warmth were ever present, making the process that much better.

Melinda Mann, Chief Development Officer
Endowment for Equal Justice
Jennifer is one of the most strategic, intelligent and forthright people I know. In addition to leading the Global Fund for Women's fundraising team, which raised more than $16 million last year, she envisioned and graciously articulated to our board and staff the importance of an integrated fundraising effort. As a result, we now have our first board-led philanthropy committee. I eagerly look forward to future opportunities to work with her.

Sande Smith, Director of Public Education
Global Fund for Women, San Francisco, CA
Jennifer is the epitome of an effective strategic thinker, and is the consummate nonprofit leader. She is a fantastic fundraiser, having raised millions of dollars for the organizations fortunate enough to have her. Jennifer is skilled at building relationships with donors and implementing strategic direction. She brings strength, compassion and integrity to all areas of her work. I highly recommend her!

Rachel Humphrey, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships
Global Fund for Women, San Francisco, CA
Jennifer is a great relationship-builder -- both internally and externally, a thoughtful communicator and a strong collaborator. We worked together on several development strategies, as well as successful regional "presence-building" projects. She was an invaluable partner.

Stephanie Doyle-Scroggs, Director of Development
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Jennifer Weber is among the top major gift professionals I've known in my 22-year career in fundraising. Her warmth, perceptiveness and discretion with donors is unparalleled, and her proven success in building major gift programs is exceptional. Besides that, Jennifer is a joy to work with!

Jan Corriston, Director of Development (Retired)
Seattle Children's Hospital, Group Health, and University of Washington
Jennifer Weber is to major gift fundraising what Julia Child is to French cooking. Her results are the greatest testimony to her creativity and effectiveness. She played a key role in Children's $350 million campaign, securing numerous leadership gifts from individual donors. She is a true pro!

Douglas Picha, President
Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, Seattle, WA
We had the pleasure of working with Jennifer on a development audit, a feasibility study and a campaign plan that helped propel our organization forward to a new level. Her strategic insight and advice throughout this process illuminated the challenges and opportunities inherent in our organization’s fundraising capabilities. She is helping us connect with our donors in powerful and lasting ways. Her many years of experience raising money in our community gives her a valuable perspective on what works and she knows how to get results. In addition to her fundraising knowledge, her warmth and humor were ever-present, making the entire process a pleasure.

Melinda Mann, Chief Development Officer
The Endowment for Equal Justice
I want to voice my appreciation and enthusiasm for the exceptional job Jennifer Weber did as a consultant to ISB over the past year. She played a critical role in guiding our development team towards a more comprehensive and sophisticated approach to donor relations. She also served as a strategic advisor to help guide us through some challenging administrative problems. Her advice was stellar. I would hire Jennifer again in a second. She is superb.

Leroy Hood, MD, PhD, President
Institute for Systems Biology
Jennifer helped Early Music America with a special 25th-Anniversary campaign. She conducted a feasibility study for us and made excellent, perceptive recommendations. She then served as a consultant throughout the year and facilitated a wonderful board training that really inspired the board to step up their development efforts. Jennifer is very professional and a joy to work with, both for staff and for board members. I highly recommend her to other arts organizations and nonprofits looking for a fundraising consultant.

Maria Coldwell, PhD, Executive Director
Early Music America
Jennifer’s clear, skilled guidance shepherded Seattle Milk Fund through a period of transition. She has the wonderful ability to speak to various constituents with ease, and board members embraced both her enthusiasm and recommendations. She dispelled a wide variety of fears related to fundraising and ultimately inspired a whole new group of ambassadors to carry forth our message. Our community will benefit from the seeds she planted with us, for years to come.

Traci Russell, Executive Director
Seattle Milk Fund
Through her extensive knowledge and thoughtful coaching, Jennifer has shown us creative and concrete ways to develop meaningful relationships with our donors, as well as engage our board and staff in effective fundraising strategies. Jennifer is intuitive, encouraging, and inspiring, and her guidance has helped take NWIRP’s fundraising to the next level.

Erin Lunde Keenan, Director of Development and Communications
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Jennifer’s trainings have helped UW Bothell’s fundraising team develop strong skills in major gift fundraising. The team felt at ease voicing their concerns, and they were able to get to the heart of the barriers they were facing. We now have a roadmap we can implement immediately! Jennifer’s counsel has significantly contributed to our major gift success.

Melissa Arias, Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement
University of Washington Bothell
I’ve been to many major gifts trainings that focus on theory and philosophy. Jennifer's trainings taught us how to actually DO it! This is what we needed to jump into action and move past our fears. Jennifer and her colleague Heidi created a positive, personal, encouraging environment for us to ask questions, try out new skills, and map out plans for what to do back at the office. I especially liked that the training was so practical and hands-on. The Major Gifts Launch Pad training came at the perfect time for our staff and board.

Jill Clymer, Executive Director
Northwest Girlchoir

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