Eric is a true professional in non-profit fundraising. He will confront challenges creatively for his clients benefit. He is personable and quickly becomes as a trusted consulting professional for his client. Eric has deep experience and applies it very well for his client's benefit.
Hank R., CEO of a $26 million nonprofit organization,
Eric is a phenomenal asset to an organization. He brings a passion for delivering excellent service to non-profit clients, combined with a strong work ethic in all he accomplishes. In the years we worked together, I was consistently impressed with the level of strategy, thought leadership, and innovation that Eric brought to the table.
Kelley R., Senior Marketing Strategist,
"Knowing Eric for many years in all aspects of a professional relationship, I've seen his passionate, insightful and steadfast approach to problem solving in different forms. With hairball projects, he works with and through teams but never loses his sense of purpose and priority and desire to achieve the goal."
Chris P., CEO/Founder of a Leading International Marketing Agency,
"Eric is a strategic thinker and complements his approach with practical ingenuity. He provides prudent advice and guidance that deliver effective results. His expertise is paired with personable and honest communication with his clients."
Sheri R., Marketing Professional for a $25 Million Organization
It was such a pleasure working with Eric. He wasn't afraid to roll-up his sleeves and work through the projects with me. His insight and guidance was very valuable and could be implemented. Often, consultants have grand suggestions, however, the practicality of implementation is lacking, this was not the case with Eric.
A. Ambrose, Director of Communications,
Eric is a strategic visionary who is able to recognize significant industry trends and was tremendous at helping me to grow and understand all elements of non-profit. He is excellent at pulling experts together and developing future plans and directions.
A. Hewitt, Executive Director, International Nonprofit Organization,
My entire career has been idea focused, consumer centric, and results driven.
Starting out as a commercial photographer in NYC I produced still-life and fashion photography for national and international campaigns. Over the years I have worked for brands such as Revlon, Ralph Lauren, Porsche, FAO Schwarz, Seagrams, Panasonic, and Chase Manhattan Bank among others. I’ve worked with some of the most talented and most demanding creative people imaginable, always collaborating to create stunning work that delivered results.
I have learned that strategy is the driving force of any business – large or small.
Strategic planning can capture the organizations vision for the future helping it embrace true innovation, while accelerating programatic results that lead to long-term growth, profit, and sustainability. I have been on the front-lines developing 30,000 conceptual ideas that disrupt the status-quo, while also thriving deep in the trenches with rolled-up sleeves managing the entire tactical execution of complex, multi-channel marketing and communication projects.
Peter F. Drucker once said, “Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art.”
Gary Vaynerchuk said, “When it all comes down to it, nothing trumps execution.” and Thomas Edison said, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration.” I have learned it all boils down to making things happen. Ideas are cheap. This one principle must be the driving force behind any strategic planning process. Great plans, or even mediocre plans, executed well and ahead of your competition, will provide better results than not executing a plan. Simple!
For two decades nonprofit management and fundraising has been my passion.
From leading a $25 million nonprofit as the CEO, to heading up the marketing and fundraising efforts for a $100 million international nonprofit, to assisting a tiny local nonprofit with the basic task of setting up a database, I’ve seen it all. But the greatest part is helping change lives, seeing an impact being made, and working side by side with dedicated professionals who share their talents for the greater good.