What our clients are saying

Joe Wald

Executive Director, Greater Lansing Food Bank

Lori van Dam

CEO, Komen New England

“Sonya’s talents, writing abilities, and grasp of the grant writing process attracted our team and we know we made the right choice in deciding to work with her.”

“Having access to Page Consulting’s knowledge of how the industry works has been huge for us.”

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The Greater Lansing Food Bank has worked with Page Consulting for a little more than a year. This was one of the best decisions we have made!
Sonya’s talents, writing abilities, and grasp of the grant writing process attracted our team and we know we made the right choice in deciding to work with her.
Sonya is extremely talented, results-focused, and is one of the best writers I have ever encountered. From strategy to execution, she keeps our grant calendar on track and moving forward, not an easy task when we have growing annual funding needs alongside a capital campaign. Sonya is now an important and respected part of the team at the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

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We had a clear goal when we began our work with Page Consulting: to try to increase our fundraising revenue. Foundation fundraising was an area we hadn’t explore before, so we didn’t even know where to start.

Having access to Page Consulting’s knowledge of how the industry works has been huge for us. They performed a landscape analysis to make sure that there were funders in our area who could be interested in our work. They did the research, translated it into an easily understood format, and worked with us to shape proposal narratives that are true to our mission and goals while being compelling to funders. Because of our work together, we know that there is sufficient interest out there from foundations to hear from us and that we are communicating with them in the right way. In less than a year of work together, we are already seeing real results in our fundraising revenue.

As a nonprofit CEO, I appreciate that Sonya and Martina never waste my time. They are the right amount of directive, let me know what they need, and take care of the rest. They took the time to get to know Komen New England inside and out, and have a strong understanding of who we are, so I am confident in the way they represent us.

Sandy Colasacco

Executive Director, Island Health & Wellness Center

Trish Rick

VP Philanthropy Operations, Lahey Health

“She not only brought in funding for us, she taught me how to be more self-sufficient and sustainable which is essential for nonprofits in the early stages”

“She set us up for success! Most importantly, Sonya is professional, accommodating, clear and straightforward communicator and strategic thinker.”

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Teaming up with Page Consulting has been such a wonderful experience! The work Sonya did for us has had exponentially positive impacts on our small nonprofit organization. As a start-up nonprofit, I needed a great deal of guidance regarding fundraising and development. Sonya knew exactly where to start and quickly began gathering information for prospective funding sources personalized for our location and specialty. She had extensive knowledge on which Foundations and Grants would be most in line with our mission and the most effective way to format our asks based on the giving history and requirements of the Foundations. Sonya wrote the cover letters and applications and organized all the required documentation for us; handing me neat, ordered, application packages, all ready to be submitted. Sonya also prepared a calendar for us that outlined the grants we had already applied for as well as a schedule of asks for the next 18 months (including deadlines, contacts and helpful hints), making this a very organized and streamlined process. When opening a nonprofit organization, there are so many things to focus on and so many things that need to get done. Knowing that Sonya was building us the development foundation that we needed to get started and grow from, gave me the confidence and peace I needed, allowing me to focus on the many other tasks at hand. Now, I am able to build on this strong foundation and apply for grants on my own using Sonya’s documents as a guide. She not only brought in funding for us, she taught me how to be more self-sufficient and sustainable which is essential for nonprofits in the early stages. I can’t even express my satisfaction and gratitude to Sonya! She worked with me on my level and never asked me to do things out of my comfort zone, which made this process much less daunting. Sonya has such a calm and encouraging demeanor that brings assurance and results! She is extremely knowledgeable and competent and has provided me with the resources and tools I need to have a successful nonprofit. I highly recommend Page Consulting to any nonprofit organization!

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Sonya is dependable, thorough, knowledgeable, organized, knows when to get into the weeds, and when not to, gets staff on board and educates them well about processes. She has implemented a robust grants management infrastructure, and has offered expertise in identifying our top 15 major funding prospects and developed clear succinct fundraising strategies. Thanks to Sonya, we now have a process and long-term plan. She has set us up for success! Most importantly, Sonya is professional, accommodating, clear and straightforward communicator and strategic thinker.

Erin Kelly-Clabaugh

Former Managing Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations, MGH

“In addition to her direct fundraising experience, Sonya is an engaging teacher and worked to bring new staff up to speed through her well-developed curriculum and expertise.”

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Sonya brings intelligence, enthusiasm and organization to complex development projects based on a noteworthy depth of experience working with institutional funders. Toward completing a large proposal for my organization, in one instance, Sonya successfully corralled faculty leadership from multiple departments and gained consensus in a way in which every voice felt heard. Her writing is cogent—she is able to make sound, compelling cases for support while anticipating and addressing potential concerns from funders. Sonya’s partnership has led my team to look beyond the annual grants calendar and to seek opportunities that are multidisciplinary, complex and aspirational. In addition to her direct fundraising experience, Sonya is an engaging teacher and worked to bring new staff up to speed through her well-developed curriculum and expertise. Her style is approachable and collaborative—she is responsive and strategic in her communication style. I always trust that she will move a project forward and meet every deadline. I welcome further opportunity to engage Page Consulting.