Testimonials

Jeff came on board as Interim Executive Director at a time when our organization faced many challenges. We did not have an Executive Director and were also missing many key management staff. Within a few months, Jeff quickly tackled his challenges one by one, hired and filled many vacant positions. Jeff filled our gaps with the right, skillful, staff to help our agency overcome our hardships. In a short time, under Jeff's leadership, our workplace morale improved. Our staff felt more confident about our organization's goals and its future. Jeff left our organization in much more stable shape. I wish Jeff could stay as our permanent Executive Director. Unfortunately we could only have his help for a short term. I wish I have a chance to work with Jeff again in the future.

Nam Phuong Nguyen,Staff Accountant, VietAID
 

Jeff has helped two of our members successfully navigate difficult executive transitions by providing mature, stable and competent management that allowed the staff to continue doing the work of the agency and enabled the board to focus on hiring their next executive.  Jeff was able to quickly learn the complexities and nuances of community development while bringinging years of non profit management experience to the table.”

Joe Kreisberg, President and CEO, Mass. Association of Community Development Corporations

 

"As the Search Committee Chair, it was a pleasure to work with Jeff on the search for Safe Passage's new Executive Director. As an international organization, we needed a consultant who would go the extra mile -literally!  Jeff went to Guatemala to meet our staff and he adopted our mission as his own. I recommend Jeff to organizations looking for a mission-oriented consultant who can deliver great results."

  Susan Egmont, Search Consultant and Board Member, Safe Passage

 

“Jeff helped us through a challenging capacity building period.  He was calm, reassuring and capable.  His depth of expertise supported our fledgling non-profit in taking big steps toward sustainability for the long term.  Thank you, Jeff!”

Lisa Hall, President, Sunrise Foundation

 

“I sincerely appreciate all of the goals and achievements you have accomplished over the past eight months in getting the Chefs Collaborative back on track. Thanks to you, the organization is on a strong footing and ready to move forward again in a positive way.”

Tim Stein, Board Member, Chefs Collaborative

 

"As Interim Executive Director of the Presentation School Foundation (PSF), Jeff Katz help secure foundation grants that contributed to the transformation of a school building into a state-of-the-art community center. Jeff also worked effectively with PSF's volunteers, advancing our common goal to provide a wide range of services to Allston-Brighton children and families.”

Kevin Carragee, Board President, Presentation School Foundation

 

"Cary is doing just great here and I love working with her. She was the perfect choice and I so appreciate your help in finding her!”

Dr. Margaret Bendroth, Executive Director, Congregational Library

 

“Having such a well respected consultant also helped us win over the client.  They had heard of Jeff’s work and looked forward to his suggestions for improvement.  Jeff’s report was well written and well received by the client.  In fact there wasn’t a recommendation they did not agree with. More importantly the client took immediate action on the recommendations, implementing the most critical before the audit was completed. This was by far the most rewarding audit of my career.”

Ron Tolstad Jr., Audit Manager, Office of the State Auditor, North Dakota

 

“Jeff Katz is a fantastic speaker!”

Adoptive parent, Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, St. Louis

 

“Awesome information Very relevant. Thank you.” “Great workshop! Thanks Jeff!”

Child welfare workers, West Virginia