“First I believe it is Anne’s kindness and friendly tone that makes people open up to her…. Her sessions are set up in a way that it gets people to get into a group atmosphere and involves their knowledge and opinions. She helped us draw out strengths that we may not of been aware of and how they affect our campaigns.”
Blair Cutcliffe, Campaign Director, Charlottetown, PEI.
"I was lucky enough to meet with Anne MacKay, in her role as Executive Director of Guelph Arts Council, several times to discuss strategies for fundraising and long-term organizational development. Each time I left our meetings refreshed, full of practical and innovative ideas, and deeply impacted by her wise, thoughtful approach to asset-based resource development. Anne understands and is able to articulate ways that one organization's needs can be transformed into assets for another. I would highly recommend her as a consultant for any organization wanting to develop new, creative tools for developing resources and partnerships.”
Shiley Hunt, Program Director, Focus on Nature.
“Anne has a wonderful way of making people feel great about themselves as no other I know! She is excellent at question asking and never prejudges or jumps to conclusions.”
United Way National Staff
"She is a great, engaging and upbeat speaker who ensures everyone understands before she moves on.
Session Participant, Campaign Basics Training 2012.
“She has my recommendation – but only if your group wants to develop growth in your organization.”
Session Participant, Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario.
“Recently, the Family Violence Relocation Program has become the beneficiary of Anne’s talents. I participated as a member of a focus group and watched her create magic around the room. The ideas and creative approaches that were drawn out that day have put us on a strategic path that has allowed us to grow. And we are still growing and she is still a part of our support group. If she accepts a request to assist you in your endeavors, I would totally recommend that you take her advice.”
Jacqui McFarlane, Family Relocation Project.
Anne is an extraordinary person who is insightful, compassionate, articulate and genuine. Anne always sees the best in every situation and strives to bring excellence to each of her consultations. She is a thoughtful coach and mentor and her diplomatic manner helps to bring out the best in others.
I am grateful for the impact that she has had on my staff and myself.
Rose Silvestro, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph.