SDC has worked with NAWBO on strategic plan (s), Case for Support, fund development audit and comprehensive plans. SDC specifically worked on our initial ask campaign at our annual Women in Business Conference in September 2016.
Not only did SDC deliver a complete and comprehensive plan for this campaign, they did so in a very limit window of time. Michael communicated clearly to our questions, request, and he did so in a timely manner.
Michael demonstrates a clear understanding of new fund development concepts and is eager to initiate and turn them into actionable goals.
Our campaign exceeded our original goal by 140% and we were able to properly measure and track the success of our project.
Teresa Meares NAWBO Board of Directors – Chair
A true self starter with much motivation to reach and exceed stated goals of the organization. Really an accomplished executive capable of moving to the next level in his profession.
Dale Lowe, President Lowe Investments LLC.
Michael has done superb organizational development, board training, strategic planning, business planning, market research and resource development planning.
Reed Morgan, Development Director, Greater Omaha Business Ethics Alliance.
Michael and the team at Sustainable Development Solutions believe that creating long term relationships, built on proven success, will lead us into the future. Here is what some of our friends say about us.
It’s my pleasure to recommend Michael Elias with Sustainable Development Solutions.
Michael has worked with us at the NAWBO Institute for about a year and we have thoroughly enjoyed our time working with him.
Michael quickly became a valuable asset to our team. He is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that, he is an impressive business developer who manages to foster positive results.
His knowledge of the non-profit arena and expertise in all aspects of fundraising was a huge advantage to our organization. He put this skillset to work in order to meet record fundraising goals for our annual conference.
Along with his undeniable talent, Michael is a joy to work with. He is a true team player, and always manages to lead positive discussions due to his abundance of experience and open mindedness to help think through critical opportunities.
We were lucky to have an opportunity to work with him.
Jen Earle – NAWBO National CEO
Michael is a knowledgeable and skilled professional. He demonstrates a keen interest in his clients. He is genuine, refreshing and effective. Michael's approach to fundraising is respectful and mature as he endeavors to achieve the needs of the organization and those of the donor. He delivers on his promise.
Michael is a truly a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him.
Ellen Sullivan – CEO, BairFind Foundation
Michael Elias is a seasoned fund raiser. He has great knowledge in compliance and tax issues surrounding charitable giving.
Paul Grane, President Grane Transportation Lines, Ltd.