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Anne Gloger, Director
East Scarborough Storefront

Working with Cathy Mann has been such an inspiring experience! She both grounds herself in our work and brings us to new places we didn’t know we could go! She is open, honest, creative and forward thinking. She has taught everyone in the organization to look at fundraising in a new light. I am so glad she has joined The Storefront family.

Sascha Hastings, Project Manager
Venice Biennale "Migrating Landscapes", Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, Royal Architecture Institute of Canada

Cathy Mann provided an excellent one-day intensive fundraising training that focused on both how to achieve our goal for the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale and how to construct a longer-term fundraising strategy for Canada's entry at this major international event. She helped us understand what motivates donors and sponsors, how to tailor our approaches to each one, how to ask for the donation, and how to steward relationships.

Cathy also made herself available even after our formal training had ended to answer questions and provide guidance until she was confident that we knew what we were doing. It's obvious that she really cares about her clients and the success of their projects. The time we spent with Cathy has been worth every penny -- we've had a terrific return on our investment, and I can't recommend her enough!

John Wong, Director of Development
Hospice Toronto

In looking for a consultant to assist Hospice Toronto with the analysis, recommendations and transition planning necessary to respond to organizational changes in our Fund Development processes, the Board and staff expected to find someone who was skilled and knowledgeable. We were delighted to find that Cathy is also enthusiastic, energetic, eager to learn and equally eager to share her knowledge. Her highly collaborative and supportive style ensured that we had a solid plan based on the participation of many stakeholders. We also appreciated her clarity around expectations and deadlines.

Our satisfaction with our initial experience lead to an expanded role for Cathy in our implementation process, confident that she would provide the direction needed for a successful outcome!

Frances Dunne
Ryerson University Student

Cathy taught a voluminous amount of material in a short time. She's a wonderful teacher with a vast knowledge of her subject field! Her witty, refreshing and insightful manner made learning a true pleasure.

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