Testimonials

WORKING WITH BOARDS:

We all agreed that our board retreat was an all-time “high” for us. We’re so thankful for your presence! I’m optimistic that we’re moving onward and upward!

-Sheila Costigan, Executive Director, Foundation for Leon County Schools

We really got the results we wanted, which was to have everyone engaged in thinking about what action steps need to happen to take our board to the next level. I anticipate a wealth of great conversations to follow in the next few months. Thank you so much for facilitating our event and exceeding my expectations!

-Jeanie Booth, Chair, Board of Directors, Foundation for Leon County Schools

Thank you, once again, for all you have done for us.  You truly helped us onto the right track and I do believe that we are headed in the right direction and things are going to be very, very different.  Three million thanks to you!  The presentation today was splendid! Everyone down to the last member was enthused & energetic.

-Mary Lois Mayfield, Former Executive Director, Southern Scholarship Foundation

The Foundation is doing well. I am so proud of the energy & momentum we have now. And with that said, I have to credit Stansbury Consulting with helping us find our direction. The Board is moving forward with the recommendations you made.


-Jennifer Naff, Former Executive Director, Springtime Tallahassee Charitable Foundation

Excellent, useful information. Specific examples that truly apply to boards.

-Attendee at the Building Better Boards workshop hosted by Leadership Tallahassee and the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, May 2014.

TEACHING/TRAINING:

You were one of the best session instructors at AFP Planet Philanthropy 2014! You have it all Alyce Lee- you can facilitate, teach, present and are a subject matter expert with lots of experience and good examples and stories. You can read your audience well.

-Comment from attendee at Florida’s Association of Fundraising Professionals Planet Philanthropy conference, June 2014

Interactive. Good ideas that can be easily implemented. Charming, real, viable.

-Comments from attendees in the Building Better Boards workshop hosted by Leadership Tallahassee and the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, May 2014.

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Interesting and motivating ideas that I am ready to try immediately.  Every member of our Board should attend this workshop!

Never had an interest in fundraising prior to this class. Refreshingly interesting.

The knowledge was astounding. Open forum, experienced instructor, real world!

The stimulation of creativity and interaction gave me ideas that will be invaluable. Useful metrics that I can apply right away.

-Comments from attendees in the Building the Annual Fund course at the Rollins College Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center, February 2014.

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Alyce Lee’s presentation was an excellent hour of learning!

Very practical and well-organized. Good presentation!

This session made me think of more ways to create direct mail and newsletters that appeal to our donors and are more effective in making donors feel important and appreciated.

-Comments from attendees in the Raising more money telling your BEST story course at the Association of Lutheran Development Officers International Conference, February 2014.

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Thank you so much for teaching the course at the Philanthropy Center. Learning from Alyce Lee was a real treat!

I certainly enjoy Alyce Lee’s classes and gleaning tips and tricks from her extensive knowledge.

Very informative and helpful. A lot of practical information that can be used and implemented quickly.

-Comments from attendees in the Building the Annual Fund course at the Rollins College Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center, November 5-6, 2013.

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Your class was one of the first I took at the Philanthropy Center, and is undoubtedly the reason I was able to grow the Bach Festival campaign from $90,000 to $160,000.

-Devin Dominguez, Director of Development
, Art & History Museums, Maitland

I definitely thought the Annual Fund class was useful – especially for the direct mail component. I used a couple of your suggestions and as a result, we had a 35-45% increase in responses to the direct mail appeal.”

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Maile Miller, Former Director of Development, Orange County History Center

I highly recommend Alyce Lee’s course – it’s one of the best I’ve attended! After taking the Annual Fund course, there was at least a 25% jump in dollars raised per campaign... and the habit of thanking donors is something I implemented year-round while at Enzian.”

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Mara Shorr, Former Director of Development, Enzian Theater, Orlando

After drinking from the fire hydrant of Alyce Lee’s instruction at the Rollins College Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center class, Building the Annual Fund, I feel empowered to truly propel my organization’s mission forward. Our organization will greatly benefit from the application of all the knowledge and wisdom she invested in me. Thank you!


-Timothy Jensen, Strategist/Developer/Counselor, Care for Pastors

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Fundraising and Fund Development  was my favorite class throughout the MPA program.  Your class has provided me with a firm foundation to move forward with future nonprofit aspirations, and I really appreciate your enthusiasm and expertise. You are a great professor and a tremendous asset to the university and this community!

Professor Stansbury and her course on fundraising was the best course in my entire Masters of Public Administration program.

I would have to say, of all my public administration classes, this course was the most helpful.

-Graduate Students, Askew School of Public Administration, Florida State University

SPEAKING:

Alyce Lee was one of the best presenters! I always get something from her talks.

-Jeff Stanford, Public Relations Director, Orlando Science Center

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I questioned if this would apply to what I actually do and it far exceeded my expectations! Your suggestions apply to all. Great presentation.

Very informative! Learned a lot of great techniques-very thoughtful! 

Very good practical guidance! Great job with loads of info in short time frame! 

Loved the format of hand-outs – want more! 

-Comments from attendees in the Raising More Money from Direct Mail Campaigns workshop hosted by Strategic Nonprofit Alliance Partnership (SNAP) in Daytona, August 2014.

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I have had the privilege to see Alyce Lee Stansbury in a variety of settings, including as a presenter at (multiple) International and Statewide conferences, as a presenter at AFP luncheons in Central Florida, and through instructional coursework at the Rollins College Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center (Winter Park, FL).

Alyce Lee has the experience to truly captivate her audiences and has classic real-world examples that fundraisers (new or seasoned) can relate to. She’s down-to-earth and shares her knowledge in a easy to understand way, and she makes professional development fun and relevant.

I have seen Alyce Lee thrive in multiple settings and with varying speaking expectations. She can easily lead a 2-day course on annual fund just as well as she can get down to the nitty-gritty and cover the tough subject of Ethics & Accountability in a one-hour AFP luncheon.

If you’re in the Florida market, southeast region, or willing to pay for a qualified, engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable speaker – Alyce Lee is always going to be one of my TOP referrals for consideration.

-Lauren Nelson, Past President, Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Florida Chapter; Former Director of Individual Giving, Orlando Science Center

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CONSULTING:

We learned so much from Stansbury Consulting and appreciate all that they did to help us improve. And it has been fun to have Alyce Lee around!

-Gerry Phipps, Founder and President, Be the Solution, Inc.

I highly recommend Stansbury Consulting.  Alyce Lee will educate you, provide sound assessment of your organization and structure, and offer wise counsel and viable options for moving your organization successfully forward. I rank her professional services as top-notch and high-value.

-Paul Ledford, CAE, CHA; President, Florida Hospices and Palliative Care

Testimonial letter from Florida Hospices >>

When I think of someone that can be trusted to provide good advice and solid counsel, on fundraising strategy as well as business, I think of Alyce Lee . We have known each other for years and had a chance to work together on the same client and both the client and I were very pleased. Looking forward to another chance soon. Positive outcome guaranteed.

-Tony Carvajal, Primemover, Problem Solver & Calmer of Chaos, Carvajal Consulting & Management

FACILITATION:

We were very inspired by the consultation by Stansbury Consulting and thank Alyce Lee for jogging us onto the work we need to do!

-Drew A. Nagele, PsyD, CBIST, Board Treasurer, Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania

FUNDRAISING 360° TUNE UP:

I just finished reading the (Development audit) report.  It is excellent and provides concrete and doable recommendations.  The insight you were able to obtain is so helpful and right on target.  This is exactly what we wanted.

-Pam Davis, Executive Director, Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend

FEASIBILITY STUDY:

In preparing for our major gifts campaign, we invited the expertise of Stansbury Consulting, a highly qualified third party consultant, who conducted our feasibility study. This process, I am sure, has made participants’ gifts two to three times larger than they would have been otherwise; and is substantially growing the donor base, as well. Stansbury Consulting has been the catalyst for the present success of our fundraising team!

-Grace Robinson, Executive Director, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, Florida