Sampling of Recent Client Engagements

 

EDUCARE CENTRAL MAINE
Advancement Program Audit

FRIENDS SCHOOL OF PORTLAND
Capital Campaign Planning and Counsel

JOHNSON HALL
Capital Campaign Counsel

GOOD WILL-HINCKLEY
Capital Campaign Counsel, Planned Giving and Foundation Program Development

ISLAND INSTITUTE
Mid-campaign Assessment and Strategic Recommendations

LINCOLN ACADEMY
Database, Policies, and Procedures

MAINE CHILDREN’S HOME
Advancement Program Assessment and Counsel

MAINE COLLEGE OF ART (MECA)
Annual Giving Program Assistance

MAINE ORGANIC FARMERS AND GARDENERS ASSOCIATION (MOFGA)
Campaign Planning Study; Feasibility Study; Major Gifts Program Development

NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY
Major Gifts Program Development; Campaign Planning; Development staffing analysis

PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Campaign Feasibility Study; Major Gifts Program enhancement

PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN’S ORAL HEALTH
Strategy, Board Development, Foundation Program Assessment and Opportunities

RUN OF RIVER
Campaign planning and communications strategy

SPURWINK
Annual Giving Program and Database Development

STRAND THEATRE
Annual Giving Program Development

WATERVILLE COMMUNITY DENTAL CENTER
Capital Campaign Planning and Counsel; Board Development, Marketing Support

WATERVILLE CREATES!
Campaign Planning and Counsel; Annual Giving Program Development

 

 

 

What People Are Saying

“I am grateful that the Rolfson Group responded to our need in a timely fashion; was able to customize our engagement according to priorities and available resources; remained tremendously flexible while addressing our specific requirements; and always was a delight with which to work.  I offer my highest endorsement of The Rolfson Group, Inc. and the process they have developed to address diverse not-for-profit needs and opportunities.”

Eric Meyer • President and CEO, Spurwink Services

“Eric did a great job. He is both personable and extremely knowledgeable. He is easily the best advancement program consultant with whom I have worked. I would be happy to recommend Eric to any school head looking for support either to establish a program or to take a program to the next level.”

Dr. Dennis Larkin • Head of School, Lincoln Community School

“Eric and his talented team skillfully assess organizational strengths, gaps and possibilities, and encourage stakeholders to be the change they want to see in their organization. They offer lots of food for thought without killing the appetite for growth. They are professional, accessible and lots of fun to work with. They demystify philanthropy, help us organize and implement essential administrative systems, and inspire us to cultivate relationships in our giving community. What great energy, perspective, wisdom and encouragement The Rolfson Group brings to the planning process. With their guidance, we are plowing ahead confidently.”

Heather Spalding • Deputy Director, MOFGA.org

“Eric and his colleagues were invaluable in our work to re-establish our development office and update our tools and skills. Eric and the team are highly professional and responsive to our needs and circumstances. As a result of the consultation and support we have received from the Rolfson Group, our development strategies have become much more efficient and effective.”

Ken Coville • President and Director of Development, Good Will-Hinckley

“We needed assistance in charting a new course. The Rolfson Group’s impressive team aided us in solidifying a viable plan, improving competencies within the staff, setting forth a more workable major donors program, conducting a comprehensive wealth screening of our alumni body, identifying resources for building capacity within the department, and making technological improvements to access our data base. Their contributions were invaluable, all conveyed with consummate professionalism, knowledge, patience, responsiveness, and congeniality. The Rolfson Group was a perfect choice for us.”

F. Celeste Branham • Vice President for Student and Community Services, University of Maine at Farmington

“The Rolfson Group, with its staff of consultants from different backgrounds, offers a range of expertise small not-for-profits often need. Everyone with whom we have worked has been helpful in a collaborative way, willing to work with us to get the results we need efficiently. I worked with Eric before in another endeavor and I am delighted to work with him again, as an expert and as a person.”

Judith Stein, Chair, Board Development Committee, Penobscot Marine Museum

“Eric Rolfson and his team have the right mix of enthusiasm and realism.  Eric has guided Johnson Hall with a keen sense of timing, consistent coaching, and strategic thinking.”

Patrick Wright, Steering Committee Chair for the Opera House Renovation, Johnson Hall

“The Rolfson Group team provided crucial guidance as Waterville Community Dental Center made its way through a challenging relocation of its nonprofit dental center.  Kate O’Halloran was our chief navigator, assisting us from initial strategic planning through the final stages of our successful capital campaign.  Her perspective and guidance were invaluable. Marci Bernard helped us develop a vital understanding of potential foundation resources, and we feel her assistance with grant requests was an important component of our success.  We were well supported by the coordinated team work of the Rolfson Group.”

Barbara Covey MD, President of the Board, Waterville Community Dental Center

“We found Eric and his colleague Kate genuinely interested and immediately committed to our capital campaign.  Eric was especially of help as we refined our case for support, and he provided skillful editing of other written communications.  Our board of directors quickly felt we were in good hands with Rolfson Group because of their encouraging, can-do approach.  RGI’s personal engagement was refreshing!”

Jenny Rowe, Head of School, Friends School of Portland