Testimonials

Service: Strategic Plan

“Katharine DeShaw offers a trifecta of talent: strategic acumen, a powerful network, and above all, heart. When it comes to strategic planning, Katharine is the prophet for nonprofits!” Colette Brooks, Chair, Board of Directors

Service: Board Retreat Facilitation

“The day came off flawlessly. The presentation by IDEAS was provocative, and Katharine did an excellent job keeping the conversation focused and productive.” Rich Lichtenstein, Co-Chair, Board of Trustees

Service: Fundraising Curriculum Design

“Thank you for your insights on the nature of fundraising in today’s climate. The information you shared was enormously valuable. I look forward to sharing with our team and look forward to putting into action.”

Service: Training

“Our group got so much from your presentation and were invigorated to reach for the stars. Thank you for helping us break a trail for philanthropy in Alaska.” Suzanne Yack Downing, Legislative Aide, District 12, Alaska State Legislature

Service: Strategic Plan

“Benjamin (Millepied) just raved that your document is amazing and very, very well done. This is no minor compliment.” Charles Fabius, Founding Producer

Service: Strategic Counsel

“Katharine DeShaw provided a formal structure and strategy for building support in our Western Region. She has been equal parts teacher, advisor, networker and architect. We are thrilled with her contribution to our team and the organization.” Keith McNutt, Director, Western Region

Service: Strategic Development Plan

Chief Development Officer and Major Gifts Officer Searches "Your clearly defined plan and recruitment of strong staff set YPI on a course to meet and exceed our goals in private philanthropy. Thank you!" Iris Zuniga, Chief Operating Officer

Service: Board Assessment and Development Plan

“Thank you for the insightful presentation you made to the Arts for LA Board. Not only was the information valuable, but I truly appreciated your perspectives, the critical issues you artfully framed, and the questions you posed. I am very happy with the work you did and the platform you have helped us create for making decisions about our organization’s future.” David Burton, Board of Directors

Service: Strategic Plan

“Thank you both for an excellent presentation of a brilliant piece of work. You captured the nuances, the frustration, the joy, and the passion that we all feel for CicLAvia. From those insights and additional research you two gave us a smart context for moving forward, building what's been started, and ensuring the survival of CicLAvia for 50 years. Just amazing.” Sandra Kulli, Board of Directors