For the past few years, we have been working with Ascend Consulting to develop our year-end fundraising plan. In addition to developing a structured, clear plan, Ascend strived to develop a deep and impactful message that highlights the essential elements of our work at Project Suma. For example, they helped us write the story of an entire family that demonstrated the impact of our breaking-cycles model while being backed by study data. We eagerly look forward to working with them next year on our first Spring Virtual Fundraising Campaign!
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Our organization entered a time of strategic planning focused on growing our infrastructure, in order to be more sustainable. We began coaching under the guidance of Ascend and were immediately encouraged by the breadth of knowledge on the many dynamics of organizations working to professionalize, while maintaining their heart. The blend of warm enthusiasm and laser focused attention to organizational goals kept us organized and positive about the process. Our Board of Directors has an increased sense of purpose, and our organization’s vision feels attainable thanks to the coaching we have received! I highly recommend Ascend consulting and coaching to any organization wanting to advance their mission, grow their donor base, work through a transition, or increase their sustainability.
I had the opportunity to work with Anne and her team to meet with U.S. officials on Capitol Hill regarding the trafficking of girls in Nigeria. We recommend them to any organization or person seeking a dedicated and skillful government relations consultant.
Ascend was great to work with! They gave us excellent advice on strategy regarding which grants to pursue. They also served as reviewer on our OVC application and provided thoughtful, knowledgeable, and detailed feedback. I would absolutely recommend working with them.
Anne Basham is a phenomenal leader whose wisdom and insight has helped ensure our charity has seen significant impact. I would highly recommend and endorse Ascend to anyone needing their skills.
Ascend Consulting has counseled me on government relations. They are strategic thinkers and their knowledge of political situations around the world and helpful insights have contributed greatly at Congressional meetings which have impacted policy change. They are very organized, highly efficient, communicates well and are easy to work with. Ascend Consulting has my highest recommendation.
Working with Ascend on our grants was a great experience for our staff and organization. They are an excellent company with exceptional staff who provide high quality service.
The Foundation United was consistently impressed by the professionalism, enthusiasm for our cause, and dedication to accomplishing our legislative goals. We are grateful for the commitment and advocacy shown.