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Development Testimonials

We’ve been privileged to work with non-profits around the country to meet their development needs. Here are some of the things DRiWaterstone’s clients are saying about our work.


“I have worked extensively with DRi, both when I served as Chief Operating Officer at AARP and now as President of Share Our Strength. DRiWaterstone was a critical partner in the reinvention of the AARP Foundation. Their exceptional business and fundraising acumen, ability to serve as a key strategic advisor, and expertise in finding and recruiting top level leadership, led to a 14-year partnership with AARP that strengthened both the Association and the Foundation. Share Our Strength has recently begun a similar partnership with DRiWaterstone to help us enhance our staffing and fundraising for our crucial social mission. Their recommendations have challenged us in the best possible ways.”

-Tom Nelson
President, Share Our Strength


“Martha’s Table has a great brand and strong programs and a reputation built over 33 years of hard work—but like so many non-profits our development strategies and systems had been neglected. DRiWaterstone changed all of that. They started with an analysis of the situation and quickly moved to recommendations, but perhaps most importantly, they then provided the straightforward tools and quality training so we could rapidly implement the highest-priority changes. DRiWaterstone not only improved our systems, skills and efforts; our fundraising rose dramatically in the first six months of implementing their changes.”

-Patty Stonesifer
President and CEO, Martha’s Table