I had the pleasure of working with Dion for more than six years, and I can attest to his ability as a strategic planner, coach and fundraiser. I personally observed Dion successfully develop fundraising strategies with individuals, major donors, area corporations and private foundations – even during tough economic times.
Before any funds are solicited, Dion begins by coaching client staff and board members to realize their short, mid-term and long-term visions for their specific endeavors. He then effectively identifies unique partnership opportunities that serve to realize these visions while at the same time furthering the missions of the individual, corporate or foundation funder. Dion has also developed innovative ways to cultivate current and prospective donors that go beyond the traditional plaque and recognition banquet. Always asking “why before how,” Dion ensures that his clients remain focused and attentive to the task at hand: advancing their organization’s mission through stakeholder engagement, fundraising, and effective promotion of their organization’s work to the community it serves.
Carol Bornstein September 26, 2014