I have had the pleasure of working with Kelly for the past two years.  I cannot recommend Kelly more highly as an asset to any fundraising team – no matter how small or large.  Kelly has a keen and astute knowledge of philanthropy, fundraising trends, as well as donor insights.  She is personable, capable, prompt in her response time and highly organized.  Kelly is an excellent writer, has a wonderful sense of humor, and is a wonderful mentor to new Development professionals.

She led our organization in a search for a Director of Development, engaged with our Board Development Committee, and led our efforts to create a Development Plan.  She is an Executive Director’s dream – supportive, patient and no-nonsense.  I know that I am better for her services, and that she has strengthened our organization.  Investing in Kelly’s expertise pays off exponentially.  I only wish I had met her sooner.

Veronica Serrato, Executive Director








In the time that I have known Kelly I have found her to be an incredibly intelligent, dedicated, and passionate advocate for her employer and the clients they serve.  She has directed a development department during a time that was the most difficult in recent history, yet still managed to reach levels of success many thought unachievable.  She is also a very skilled manager of people as is evident by the performance of her team during her tenure at AIDS Action.  She has proven to be very adept at talent acquisition and equally strong in talent development and retention.

For all of the reasons above, and more, I would not hesitate to highly recommend Kelly as a resource for any non-profit organization.  Her business acumen, dedication to the non-profit ‘world’, skills as an executive, and engaging personality combine to make her an outstanding resource.  Any organization to engage her services will instantly become a better place for both its employees and the clients it serves.

David Zimmerman, Publisher, Boston Spirit Magazine