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CLIENTS’ AFFIRMATIONS

We strive to provide the highest level of service and support to you throughout our work together. We’re grateful for these testimonials from our clients and colleagues.

Sandy has provided excellent counsel to our congregation as we have sought to strengthen our annual stewardship efforts. Additionally we are using Sandy’s services as we engage a capital campaign. Already she has offered excellent service to us. I highly recommend her.
Rev. David Long-Higgins
David’s United Church of Christ, Canal Winchester OHJune 2014 end date 1265

Sandy and I worked together at the national offices of the United Church of Christ and I would highly recommend her as a person of faith and as someone who is conversant with the ins and outs of capital campaigns and planned giving. Sandy is organized, passionate, and thoughtful and is very capable at leading groups and congregations through the process of developing plans and following through for success. I have known her in her capacity as a planned giving associate, stewardship advocate, and capital campaign consultant and would highly recommend her as a valuable asset for any group looking for help in any of these areas!
Rev. Mark Suriano
Rock Spring Congregational UCC, Arlington VA

Sandy was hired to guide my church’s capital campaign. She was always very thorough and pleasant, and guided us toward a successful campaign outcome. She was highly recommended to me by the minister of another church. Her materials were very well-prepared, and she conducted many effective interviews and meetings on our behalf. As a development professional myself, I value Sandy’s talents and we have remained personal friends.
Ron Smutny
Development Specialist, Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force

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I first met Sandy when she was working with Stewardship at the United Church of Christ. I’ve known Sandy for more than a dozen years now. If I had a capital campaign to undertake, Sandy would be my first choice for a consultant. She is a skilled not-for-profit fundraiser. She is engaging and knows how to work with people to bring out the best in them. She is creative. I appreciate Sandy’s gifts and her personal warmth.
Rev. Marja Coons-Torn
Former Conference Minister, Penn Central Conference United Church of Christ

As a former consultant for the Ecumenical Stewardship Center Capital Campaign Network, Sandy Lindahl provided professional guidance to the St. Paul’s United Church in Milton, Ontario with encouragement and grace. The campaign helped the congregation recover from a devastating fire, make other badly-needed repairs, and find direction for their future.June 2014 end date 1244
Marcia Shetler
Executive Director/CEO, Ecumenical Stewardship Center

 

Sandy brings a wealth of expertise and experience in working with organizations of all kinds. Her work with Olmsted Community Church was to research possibilities for our Capital Campaign and to give guidance in the planning and preparation of that campaign. Sandy is not only knowledgeable in fundraising, but also brings a deeply theological understanding of how church fundraising differs from that of other organizations. I’m pleased to commend her work.
Rev. Ron Dauphin
Olmsted Community Church, Olmsted Falls OH

I worked with Sandy in developing stewardship education for local churches. She was a great support to me while I was serving on the Southwest Conference United Church of Christ staff, and was a great resource for me as I worked with both lay people and clergy in developing a culture of generosity and faithful stewardship of money in the local church.
Rev. Barbara Doerrer-Peacock

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Sandy loves the local church and cares about its ability to increase its capacity for ministry. An experienced fund raiser and lay person, Sandy is able to help each volunteer see the importance of their role in an overall campaign. As an experienced staff person for regional and national church bodies, Sandy also prepares congregational leaders and staff for their fundraising roles. Congregations that work with Sandy gain a loving friend, a keen mind and a gifted professional.
Rev. Mark Vincent, Design Group International
Sheboygan Falls WI

Sandy, Thanks so much for the time you spent with our folks last night. Not only did we all get a much better understanding of capital campaigns but a good strong dose of enthusiasm for the idea as well. You are very good at what you do!
Minister

Sandy, One of our goals was to erase our deficit in our current account by October and we did erase it by October 10! Our surplus puts us on our way to our second goal of being stable without going into deficit. We have focused on saying thank you; we have worked on education; and we have asked people to think a little more about what they give and how it reflects their relationship with God. … Giving is up, so something is working. Thank God. And thank you for your help.
Clergy person

Sandy, When you talked about the sacredness of asking for gifts, I wanted to write my check right then! Please come back and share that message in worship the next time you meet with the campaign committee.
Campaign chair, Lyndale UCC, Minneapolis MN