Testimonials

Testimonials

YMCA


It has been a pleasure to work with McKenna Kline Consulting. We knew we needed a kick start to our annual fundraising efforts during the pandemic. When we initially met with Clare and Dani, they asked us important questions and listened to our responses to best support our needs. They prepared a plan, discussed their approach with us and adapted the plan based on our feedback.

Their energy and uplifting approach to workshops and presentations is unmatched. They are both passionate and committed to making a difference through the important services they offer. They were very thoughtful and intentional throughout the entire process and we appreciate their authenticity and real-life approach.

- Margo Byre
President & CEO, Channel Islands YMCA

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YMCA


It has been a pleasure to work with McKenna Kline Consulting. We knew we needed a kick start to our annual fundraising efforts during the pandemic. When we initially met with Clare and Dani, they asked us important questions and listened to our responses to best support our needs. They prepared a plan, discussed their approach with us and adapted the plan based on our feedback.

Their energy and uplifting approach to workshops and presentations is unmatched. They are both passionate and committed to making a difference through the important services they offer. They were very thoughtful and intentional throughout the entire process and we appreciate their authenticity and real-life approach.

- Margo Byre
President & CEO, Channel Islands YMCA

YMCA Channel Islands

Graceworks Hope Network for Children


Graceworks is an Orange Country, CA based non-profit which supports orphaned children in Rwika, Kenya and locally. We had been a bit stuck in the mud – having monthly meetings with our board and accepting the status quo. We were struggling to grow, change, adapt and improve our services at an acceptable pace.

McKenna Kline is a pure pleasure to work with! Both Dani and Clare are extremely responsive, kind, and exceptionally good listeners. Once hired, they interviewed individually all the board members to ascertain their concerns and ambitions. After that, they lead a joint meeting with everyone to discuss what is needed to improve and grow our philanthropy. After multiple meetings including strategy and operations, we now have a road map to a very bright future and a new system for our discussions, problem solving, fundraising, social media, website updating and communication.

I highly recommend MK to consult with any non-profit. Their personalized approach and experience in all aspects of non-profit management will provide greater value to those served.

- Robin Lyall
Graceworks Board Member

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Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees


OCJCR is a relatively new organization and through working with MK we have been able to accomplish the following during the course of this workshop:

  1. Finalized our organization’s Mission Statement as well as priorities and goals for 2021.
  2. Performed a confidential evaluation of the current Advisory Committee, including speaking with all Advisory Council members to determine what their interests and capacity are, and where our gaps currently are.
  3. Finalized our Advisory Council Expectations Form and sent it out to be signed by all Advisory Council member.
  4. Formalized our Committee structure. Each Committee can now put their Action Plan into place starting in the new year.

- Deborah Simimou
Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees

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OneOC


When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, nonprofits were pressed to find alternate ways to secure fundraised dollars and carry out their missions. OneOC was fortunate enough to form a partnership with McKenna Kline Consulting which has resulted in offering a comprehensive fundraising program to support local nonprofits as they rebuild.

Through their decades of experience, MK Consulting offers holistic support as they help nonprofits quickly identify organizational pain points and offer practical strategies for how to improve. Clare and Dani have a unique ability to contextualize their proven practices to the unique challenges facing organizations and are able to help bridge the gap between potential and success. OneOC looks forward to our future work with McKenna Kline Consulting to accelerate nonprofit success in the community.

- Tim Strauch
President & CEO

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