“Carl has played a critical role in developing a strategic approach to engage our fund-raising to a level that has paid significant results. Carl’s advice and expertise have been invaluable. He developed a roadmap for our IPTAY/External Affairs organization and provided strategic direction for the successful completion of our West End Zone Campaign. He is quite simply, the best!

Bill D’Andrea
Senior Associate Athletics Director
Clemson University Athletics
Clemson, South Carolina

 

“Carl Beard’s qualifications and abilities are without question among the finest in professional fund-raising. He is distinguished, however, by a depth of personality forged from experience as well as a profound capacity to holistically understand institutions and the people associated with them. His greatest skill lies in positioning an entire organization for success. His contributions to Colonial Williamsburg cannot be adequately acknowledged.”

Al Louer
Senior Director of Special Gifts
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

 

“Carl’s strategic, organizational, communication and human relations skills are unsurpassed by any fund raiser I’ve worked with during my thirty five years in museum management. I recommend Carl for any non profit that is seeking a skilled, conscientious and hard working fund raiser.”

G. Donald Adams
President
G. Donald Adams and Associates Consulting

 

“Carl Beard served as Campaign Management Consultant during our very successful “Gold Campaign” in which we exceeded our $40 million goal, ON TIME AND IN BUDGET! Additionally, he provided an organizational assessment and roadmap for fundraising that is serving us well today. He stays with you to ensure results and provides the kind of guidance everyone wants to make sure the job gets done. His excitement for doing better development work is infectious.”

“Carl helped us learn how to get donors on the ladder and up the ladder. As a result of his insight and encouragement, our annual giving totals have nearly doubled due to more focused and intentional asks. I recommend Carl Beard without reservations.”

Ralph Patterson
Vice President for Advancement
Erskine College

 

“Carl Beard is bright, hardworking, and energetic. He is dedicated to his work and to the individuals with whom he has the opportunity to work. Carl is a credit to the advancement profession. He is a true professional who blends well the needs of the benefactor with the needs of the institution.”

Gary A. Ransdell
President
Western Kentucky University

 

“Carl consulted with Hospice of the Upstate Board of Directors and Leadership team during a time of transition. The organizational assessment he conducted provided insight that created an opportunity for growth and change. His involvement in creating the strategic plan, increasing board involvement, fundraising and marketing has been dynamic and the benefits continue. Our fundraising and development have matured since his involvement with our organization. He is first class.”

Pam Melbourne
CEO
Hospice of the Upstate
Anderson, SC

 

“As a fundraising professional, working with Carl has truly been the most valuable experience I have had in my career. He has the unique ability to truly understand every facet of the organization he is working with. He offers exceptional interpersonal skills and works extremely well with the Board of Directors, Executive Director, donors, development team and program staff.

His time, commitment and availability, on site or off, are unprecedented. In addition to his vast knowledge and expertise in fundraising, he has the unique ability to truly understand every facet of the organization he is working with.”

Ashleigh Moody, CFRE
Director of Development
The Salvation Army
Richmond Area Command

 

“With two new staff members in annual giving roles and little free time in my schedule I turned to Carl to help mentor and train these young men. They learned how to set realistic goals, plan and implement their work and evaluate their results. The money they raised during their first year exceeded our previous year’s results and more than covered Carl’s fees. This helped set these young staff members on a course to be productive development officers I could depend on for years to come. Carl did an audit of our advancement operations and helped me put in place tools to better manage our staff’s performance especially as it related to personal visits and contacts with donor prospects. I am still using these tools today and it has helped me be a better manager and our staff to be more accountable.”

R. Dean Woods
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Anderson University
Anderson, South Carolina

 

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