1. Brings Out the Best in Boards

    Her super-power is her ability to develop high functioning boards. “ Penny marries years of experience in not-for-profit leadership with a rare combination of humor, forthrightness, and creativity that allows her to bring out the best in boards and teams. She has a way of taking high level strategy and presenting it so that progress feels measurable instead of nebulous, and easy instead of emoti…Read More

    DR. TRICIA GROFF (PHD) Executive Coach for High Achievers; Integrating Psychology and Business
  2. Advancing the Success of the Non-profit

    A passionate development professional who cares. “ Penny is a passionate development professional who cares deeply about advancing the success of the non-profit sector. Her Philanthropy212 podcasts provide a platform for industry professionals to share insight, expertise, and solutions about the challenges development professionals face.…Read More

    Andrea Davidson Vice President, Philanthropy
  3. Years of Experience

    Deep Insight and Passion “ Penny brings years of experience, deep insight and passion for the work to Fund Development. Her Philanthropy212 podcasts provide a welcomed platform for nonprofit colleagues to share knowledge and explore fundraising challenges for the sector. Penny understands the imperative of philanthropic partnerships towards driving transformational change.…Read More

    Tamar Copeland Strategic Philanthropy Professional
  4. Effective Nonprofit Leadership Consultant

    Thoughtful Approach “ Penny is an effective nonprofit leadership consultant who cares about people and community. Her thoughtful approach to philanthropy is heartfelt and beneficial to the organizations she works with.…Read More

    Derek B. Groves, MSOM, CFRE President July 3, 2020, Derek B. worked with Penny but at different companies
  5. Leadership, Planning and Sincere Communications

    Authentically Connecting People “ For Penny, philanthropy is about authentically connecting people who chose to make the world a better place, and she succeeds every day! Her passion is partnering with organizations to help make their donors’ values come to life through board leadership, planning and sincere communications. If you are looking for someone who can guide your organization to the …Read More

    Lance Secretan CEO and Founder of The Secretan Center Inc.
  6. Leader in the Field of Charity Planning

    highly Engaged “ I give Penny my highest recommendation. She and I served together on the board of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. This is a prestigious group that leads a large professional organization. By the very fact that Penny was nominated for and selected to serve on this board demonstrates that her peers recognize her as a thought leader in the field of charitable …Read More

    Kent Weimer Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® Director Trusts, Estates & Gift Planning, Parkland Foundation. Chair, National Association of Charitable Gift Planners
  7. Great Training for Board Members and Staff

    She really understands how to get your foundation board members involved and invested. “ Penny is incredibly smart about how to build smart relationships in particular for hospitals and health care foundations. She really understands how to get your foundation board members involved and invested and working together to achieve the overall organization's goals in the most efficient manner. She al…Read More

    John Corcoran We help B2B businesses connect to their ‘Dream 100’ clients and get referrals, using a podcast | ex- White House
  8. An Infectious Sense of Energy

    One of those fundraisers who really understands what it takes to be successful “ Penny is an enthusiastic advocate for all aspects of fundraising. She is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to engage constituents. Penny understands that relationship building is key to the process, while building trust with staff and donors. Penny brings an infectious sense of energy to all situations,…Read More

    Paul Kaminski Executive Director at Long Beach City College Foundation
  9. Innovative Philanthropy

    Innovative Philanthropy “ Talk to Penny to find out what to know about innovative philanthropy. Her Podcast Philanthropy212 puts her in the middle of everything new. But more importantly, everything effective.…Read More

    Gina Bria Anthropologist, CEO, Hydration Foundation; HyFo Lab, LLC, co-author of QUENCH: 5 Days to Hydration; TEDxtalk: Grow Water
  10. Deep Level of Experience

    She has a real talent as well for crafting thoughtful and compelling marketing campaigns. “ Penny is truly committed to her work and her clients/donors. She brings a deep and wide level of experience to the table to help people think differently and embrace change so they can grow. She has a real talent as well for crafting thoughtful and compelling marketing campaigns. I highly recommend Penny …Read More

    Joseph Tumolo, CAP® CEO at Gift Planning Development, LLC