Client Testimonials/List

“Carrie immediately grasps how an organization works, its key issues, and its priorities. She is able to quickly perform the steps to guide and stabilize through change. A pleasure to work with, I would not hesitate to recommend Carrie for interim leadership.” – Philip Goward, Tech Entrepreneur, Nonprofit Board Member

“Carrie is an outstanding professional who can step into any situation and bring clarity and direction. Her skill and experience in non-profit management spans every aspect of the business: budgeting, grant writing, negotiations, fundraising, change management, and more. She very quickly gets to know the organization and the people, and rolls up her sleeves and gets to work with staff and trustees. Her passion for helping organizations is clear, and she inspires those around her.” – Susan McConkey, Nonprofit Manager and Board Member

“It’s a pleasure to recommend Carrie Blanding as a consultant with integrity, expertise, and outstanding communication and research skills. Carrie brings excellent and varied experience to inform each project. She is an astute listener and strategic project manager who keeps an eye on deadlines and logistics. She is an eloquent, clear writer and knows her way around budgets and financial reports – skills that are not always found in one person. Carrie understands how to integrate the client’s mission and vision into grant proposals that meet funders’ guidelines. Carrie is flexible, responsible, and delightful.” – Patricia Kristof Moy, Performing Arts Presenter/Producer, Nonprofit Board Member

“Carrie Blanding not only understands the arts and funding landscapes within which she works, but is uncommonly able to glean and make use of pertinent information about her clients’ needs. She is an excellent writer with a deep understanding of budgetary and structural issues, and her attention to detail is extraordinary. All that, and an extremely pleasant and positive person to work with…highest possible recommendation.” – Tod Brody, Executive Director

Selected current and former clients include…

Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, California Ocean Science Trust, CoreAlign, Crowded Fire, LEVYdance, The Mountain Play Association, Music at Kohl Mansion, Opera Parallèle, Robert Moses’ Kin, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Stagebridge Senior Theatre, Switchboard Music, The Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center, Z Space