Who's Happy. (Testimonials)
“Kate came highly recommended, not only as a compelling but also as a fierce champion for unpopular social issues—things I think of as our niche—poverty, marginalized people, fragile children.
I always admired Kate’s skills as a listener who could distill what she heard from a diverse group into a compelling narrative of the little miracles that occur through
Catholic Charities’ intervention on a daily basis. She became my go-to writer for foundation grants.” (Laurie Barretto, Retired Government Relations Head, Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Chicago, IL)
"As co-designer and author of Sheltering Arms' annual report, Kate created a piece that highlighted programs benefiting 20,000 New Yorkers every year. She then worked on a government proposal that expanded maintained Sheltering Arms’ successful Early Head Start Program and also our Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs. Synthesizing curriculum-rich data with input from department heads, her narrative for that 170-page grant helped give New York’s youngest learners the educational access that extreme poverty once denied them.
Kate is a team player who welcomes a challenge and has a deep passion for the work of nonprofits. (Mohan Sivaloganathan, Chief Development Officer, Episcopal Social Services, New York, NY)
"Ms. Donnelly Goehring was the freelance writer for Horizon House’s Philanthropy Department, drafting appeals for our annual giving program and co-creating our first philanthropic newsletter, Focus on Philanthropy.
Horizon House’s annual giving program raises funds for elderly residents who have outlived their resources. To be sure, the letters Ms. Donnelly Goehring crafted to current and lapsed donors - including vendors, and residents – increased the size of donations significantly. Without a doubt, her writing contributed to the 30 percent increase in resident participation.
The readership of our first philanthropic newsletter, which she co-created, has much to do with our fundraising success and circulates to over 1500. Some of that has to do with Ms. Donnelly Goehring’s technical prowess, but it’s more likely due to the warmth of her writing style, which is anything but remote. Her skillful and professionalism are an asset to any organization seeking to connect with its community. (Robert Y. Anderson, Chief Executive House, Seattle, WA)
"As a consulting writer for the Development Department of Good News Partners in Chicago, Ms. Donnelly Goehring cultivated and stewarded corporate and private foundation support. That work created safe and affordable housing for those in Chicago’s East Rogers Park community, who otherwise would have been homeless. Her sensitive and persuasive appeals, drafted to reach a variety of constituencies, increased the Agency’s level of giving and of annual donors.
Ms. Donnelly Goehring shares our commitment to creating conditions that promote justice, responsibility, and well-being with true passion. She would be an asset to any organization fortunate enough to have her on its staff. (Bud Ogle, Founder and President Emeritus, Good New Partners, Chicago, IL)