Rev. Brad Lennon – All Saints Church-Community Center, Toronto
“Your organisation helped me to recruit a committee of volunteers to serve on a fundraising committee to plan pledge drives and fundraiser events to enlist new donors. You and Marlie trained me and the members of All Saints’ Board of Directors on how to pitch our appeal to current and prospective donors. You helped identify those on our list of regulars to whom we needed to make face-to-face our requests for their help.
In all this, it was the reputation of you and M & M International that brought forth trust from the Board of Directors and enabled me to persuade them to undertake efforts that I alone could not have convinced them to do. What a lot we accomplished together! We met or exceeded our expected goals for each of our mailing campaigns and for our capital fundraising drive.”
Graham Lute and Brenda French – Leaside United Church, Toronto
“Your “client -service, end user” research process was very helpful for us. It helped us use objectivity. It turned the the stronger voices and often biases into constructive approaches. Our congregation and leadership is made up of a variety of skills, styles and points-of-view. Particularly after our church amalgamation.
This is all good but it took a process and good facilitation to bring out the best directions for us. This was particularly true with the Congregation Feedback Surveys and facilitated workshops that you managed with us. Your multi-voting technique was particularly helpful in identifying our priorities and top 5 Missional Buckets. This, in turn, helped us identify our key directions. Many of us have had a great deal of experience professionally working with a variety of consultants. Our experience working with you and your team was right up there because you understood our issues and challenges better than most.”
Rev. Michael Read
“The most exciting development since your work with us is a new curate. And … the areas of ministry we identified in discipleship, hospitality and Mission or as we put it Transforming Souls, Transforming Hearts and Transforming lives….We have set up a vision group who will continue to visit the mission plan and move it forward. And …. developing the spirituality of our small groups …quite effective so far. We have done some creative work with ….In hospitality we are working hard on our welcoming ministry…..a number of newcomers recently who have become quite involved…
In Mission we are working with a new initiative in Brockville called connect youth. It involves many agencies that focus on youth work and support in the community… Some exciting work is happening there. We are also trying to make inroads in the community college and have a presence there.
So my point of telling you all this is to say we would not be here without the work we did with M & M and the process we went through of consultation, reflection and planning. Thank you both for your gifts, encouragement and goodwill.”
Rev. Michael Read, St Lawrence
Vice President Education & Development, Canadian Association of Gift Planners
“I have observed M&M International’s work in the faith-based sector for well over a decade. They are so well respected because they use theology-based structure, faith-informed strategy and biblically grounded language.”
Paul Nazareth, Vice President Education & Development, Canadian Association of Gift Planners
The Ven. Sam Rose – St. Michael and All Angels, St. John’s, NF
“When our Church decided to launch a Capital Campaign for a new building project, we hired M & M International because we valued their expertise and sound advice. Martha Asselin walked with us on every step of the journey and she became more than our consultant, she became a trusted confidante. M & M International turned an intimidating venture, like a Capital Campaign for our Church, into a very pleasant and easy experience. I would highly recommend Martha and M & M International for any Church that wants to raise capital funds. They are a real gift to the Church!”
Sam Rose, St. Michael and All Angels, St. John's, NF
Rev. Greggor Sneddon – St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Ottawa
“M & M International brought us the tools to realize our vision. Through their steadfast support and professional framework, what seemed like a dream was realized. More than we could ask or imagine!”
Rev. Greggor Sneddon, St. Luke's Anglican Church, Ottawa, ON
Lynn Godfrey – L’arche Hamilton
“I think of the amazing kick-start you gave to us last year to our fundraising efforts often and am SO grateful. Whenever I walk over to Holton, I am reminded of the donation you got for the deck. We had another fundraising dinner in April and doubled our dollars raised and made more new friends. It is quite lovely to watch the growth in our fundraising base, and it was your offering that allowed this to begin.”