Nancy is extremely knowledgeable about her craft and the nonprofit sector. CSR Communications offered tools, talking points, and techniques that helped dispel myths and connect more clearly with our constituents. We felt well-prepared for communication with funders and stakeholders. They were equal parts directive (when needed) and flexible. Not only did we accomplish the goals we’d set forth, but we also learned so much. It was a capacity-building opportunity for us.
CSR Communications brought clarity, insight, and structure to a project (sustainability case study development) that needed it. Nancy ensured that we involved vital stakeholders at the beginning, resulting in greater efficiencies in the process and increased credibility with our multiple audiences at the end. I could never have accomplished this much in the limited timeframe without Nancy and her team.
Nancy is smart, articulate, and well grounded. I can count on her to sort through and synthesize issues in relevant and meaningful ways. Nancy is evolving our governance in essential ways. Of the many very capable consultants with whom I am familiar, Nancy consistently rises above their high standards.
Our new messages really resonate with all our key stakeholders – from Fellows to alumni, Hill staffers and Members of Congress to partners. It was great to see lots of different heads nodding as I spoke at our annual awards ceremony – using our new messages throughout. It’s like everyone can see themselves in these messages and hears something that speaks to what’s important to them.
CSR Communications’ thorough research and assessment of our competitive environment and unique contribution to clients helped us make key decisions about our future. The team is not only detail-oriented and prompt, but also flexible ⎯ helping us keep on track and on task. They even made a referral for our service delivery, which resulted in a new client for us.
AWF was at ground zero with corporate partnerships when we first started working with CSR Communications. Nancy was brought in to do a full evaluation for potential and where we could take the program. She helped us create a very clear strategic plan for the corporate program, coalescing a clear vision across global offices, a short prospect list, and key pitches or focal target points for our program.
CSR Communications brought in a whole new set of creative tools and strategies that increased the Kosovo American Education Fund fundraising potential. At the same time, it clearly mapped fundraising limitations. The work of the CSR Communications team allowed us to build consensus internally and with the original donor. We particularly valued Nancy and her colleagues’ profound understanding of the complexities and sensitivities of this endeavor and the flexibility and resourcefulness they brought to bear on finding workable solutions. CSR Communications made a significant contribution to KAEF fundraising despite formidable challenges.
We have worked with Nancy Murphy for a number of years over a variety of different projects which, I feel, in the consulting world is the best compliment. Her work is always stellar, she understands the content and she is a pleasure to work with. I would (and have) recommend her highly.