1. Look No Further

    Sincere Philanthropy. “ For Penny, philanthropy is about authentically connecting people who chose to make the world a better place. Her passion is partnering with organizations to help make their donors’ values come to life. If you are looking for someone who can guide your development programs to the highest level of sincere philanthropy, then look no further.…Read More

    Lance Secretan - Advisors to Leaders, Founder & CEO, The Secretan Center Inc.
  2. Innate Sense

    “ I had the pleasure of working with Penny Cowden over the course of about two years. Penny was effective in so many ways. First, she communicated in a positive manner with me and all of her contacts. Second, she brought a vision to bear that was customized to fit the community and, in so doing, was able to target her efforts effectively. Third, she has an innate sense of people’s impact and w…Read More

    Marwan Sabbagh, MD, FAAN - Director Barrow Neurological Institute
  3. Driven Professional

    “ I had the extreme pleasure and opportunity to engage with Penny Cowden when she was working with a large, regional medical center in Colorado. As a film and video producer, I worked closely with Penny in the development of video showpieces for various projects. Penny is a fun, creative and driven professional, who knows the art of fundraising inside and out - and always has an innovative appro…Read More

    Michael Murphy - President PRODUCTION WEST LLC
  4. Embraces Creativity

    “ Penny Cowden embraces creativity and is strategic in her approach to building organizations in the not-for-profit world. She is forward thinking and empowers individuals and organizations to reach beyond their goals and dreams. Penny delights in restructuring philanthropic endeavors to enable them to achieve greatness.…Read More

    Cindy Chambers - Founder/President The Tell Me Town Foundation
  5. Leader

    “ Penny Cowden is a leader who is decisive and gets things done! She has the ability to make a plan and then implement the plan to completion. If you want to hire someone to help you plan for success and then help you implement the plan, you have found the person!…Read More

    Joan Fletcher – President Winning Ways, Inc.
  6. Dynamic Personality

    " Penny and I worked side-by-side for 10 years. I know her well and have always admired her capacity for identifying an achievable plan of action and then assembling the appropriate resources for executing the plan. There are many, many development professionals who “talk” a good game but rarely deliver with measurable results. Penny’s track record is just the opposite. She has achieved rema…Read More

    Tom Bashwiner, FAHP - Retired NFP Chief Development Officer
  7. Extra Effort

    “ If you ever have the good fortune to work with Penny Cowden, do it. And do it now before someone else seizes the opportunity. Penny is that rare breed of consultants that actually can do and does what she says she’s going to do - and then some. She unfailingly provides that extra degree of effort organizations need to propel a failing effort into a wildly successful one. Fiercely intelligent…Read More

    David Smith, Founder & Creative Leader, Immortology
  8. Expert Information

    “ Working with Penny was an entire education in philanthropy. As a board chair, she not only led me through her own exceptional strategies, she also provided expert information on philanthropic philosophy and best practices. She will undoubtedly help advance your own financial and strategic objectives.…Read More

    Teri Cavanagh - President, Cobb & Associates
  9. Ideal Balance

    “ Penny Cowden delivers an ideal balance of compassionate heart and strategic purpose to her growth and development recommendations. She has an impeccable track record of impressive turnarounds and performance success that dramatically impact key business goals, particularly those with significant challenges. Her ability to develop a purposeful vision and practical solutions would benefit any or…Read More

    Coiya Tompkins - Vice president/Partner Western Agency, Inc.
  10. Years of Experience

    “ Penny has years of experience building customized strategies that provide lasting solutions to your most vexing leadership challenges. She has a long record of producing outstanding results with boards and staffs of all types along with decades of experience in guiding governance to understanding and overcoming obstacles to success. She brings a full palette of tools and skills to take your pr…Read More

    Randy Kelley - Healthcare CEO