References and recommendations offer Crescendo’s best advertising. Confident and productive volunteer leaders are the key to successful campaigns. Most clients and their volunteer base do not have the time or expertise to manage the entire process. That is where Crescendo comes in. We help ensure all the campaign elements are developed and the process is productive, enjoyable and rewarding.

We suggest contacting past volunteer leaders regarding our planning, process, management, training, and the administrative styles of our consultants. Our references will share the commitment we bring to all fundraising projects.

Faribault Area Senior Citizen Center, Faribault, Minnesota

Hired to fundraise $2.1M to triple the Faribault Area Senior Center. Mona Kaiser, Executive Director, 507-332-7357

Chippewa Falls Parks and Recreation, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Hired in January 2014 to fundraise $3.25M for a renovated and expanded Welcome Center, Small Animal building and Aviary. Raised $4M.
Dick Hebert - Parks and Recreation Director, 715-723-0051
Beth Arenberg - Park Board President, 715-726-1728

Cannon Falls Library Foundation, Cannon Falls, Minnesota

Hired in 2010 to help fundraise $1.4M for new campaign. 
Greg Evans, Advance Division Chair: 507-457-1100 (Merchants National Bank)
Ellen Hartman, Foundation President: 507-263-7205

Caledonia Aquatic Center, Caledonia Minnesota

Hired in 2008 to fundraise for a $1.4M for an aquatic center.
Tim Murphy, Co-Chair, Hammell and Murphy, PLLP, 507-725-3361

Nevada Auditorium Committee, Nevada, Iowa

Hired in 2009 to raise $1.9M for total $4.2M School/Community Auditorium ($2M challenge grant). 
Greg Madsen, Co-Chair: 515-382-5239
Laurie Henry, Co-Chair: 515-231-8800

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