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client references

It is our great honor to work in the nonprofit sector with some of the finest professionals serving our communities. All of our clients and colleagues are in the business of making the world better. We appreciate their business and their friendship, and are grateful for their kind words. We invite you to visit their sites to see for yourself the amazing work they do.

Michelle Driggs Parker

Project Manager, Government and Foundation Support at KQED
"I was able to participate in the granthelper Fund Development Mentorship program last year and cannot speak more highly of my experience and what I have gained from it. I was creating a grant-writing program at my organization from scratch. We didn't expect to be awarded many grants over the past year because of that, but I am thrilled that I have successfully secured several local and federal grants for both projects and programs. With Marie's help, I have established a clear and dependable process for writing proposals that funders want to support. Beyond our initial four-month professional relationship, she has continued to be an incredible support, resource, and cheerleader. I could not have imagined this relationship to be so beneficial. I would highly recommend that organizations who are looking to begin or to grow their institutional giving efforts, to work with Marie".

Successes: National Endowment for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Wattis Foundation, San Francisco Foundation

Shalini Kantayya

Shalini Kantayya, Filmmaker/Activist                   
7th Empire Media    
See our work: a Drop of Life Campus Tour                                    

"Working with Marie Beichert has been transformational to our movement for water rights through media. Marie is more than an outstanding development professional—she helped us clarify our strategic goals and exceed them. I cannot recommend her highly enough!"

Successes: Park Foundation; W.K. Kellogg Food & Society Fellowship; Final Round: Echoing Green

Dana Harvey

Dana Harvey, Director
Mandela MarketPlace (now Mandela Partners)
See our work: Mandela Foods Cooperative

Marie is an exceptional professional development facilitator. She brings our organization into a new realm of partnerships, programmatic development and organizational expectation. She is a thorough researcher, so grant requests and program development do not happen in a vacuum, but are based on information and build on other resources available in our field and geographic area. Marie is a coach and mentor for me personally, guiding me into a new level as a non-profit leader and professional. Bringing her into our organization is one of the best decisions I ever made. She is extremely professional. She is passionate about her work, committed to the success of her clients. And she even enjoys writing grants!"

Successes: HHS Healthy Food Financing Initiative; CDFA Specialty Crops Program; San Francisco Foundation; Kaiser Permanente; HEDCO Foundation; one in five statewide recipients of the California Department of Public Health's Network for a Healthy California; USDA Community Foods Program

More favorite clients:

Bayview Opera House: 
Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project:­join/the-cultural-legacy-project/ 
San Francisco Arts Commission:  ­