“…arguably the foremost authority on philanthropy and nonprofits in North Carolina.”

//The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.


“A clarion voice in the sector.”

//Don Wells, Don Wells Consulting, and former director, Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management, Duke University


A “state treasure.”

//Damon Circosta, executive director, A.J. Fletcher Foundation, Raleigh


“Thank you for working to promote and support this community. You may not hear it often, but I certainly hear it a lot – the entire community is better because of the work you do!”

//Linda Nunnallee, executive director, StepUp Ministry, Raleigh


“Todd Cohen is an exrtraordinary marketing, messaging, and vision planning pro for nonprofits. And, he’s one fine bass guitar player! You rock, Todd!”

//Hope Hancock, executive director, Community Music School, Raleigh


“Thank you so much for the service you provide the nonprofit and philanthropic community in NC. Your blog is really shining a light on the great work being done in our state.”

//Rachel Zink, executive director, Arts for Life, Asheville


“I so enjoy your continued work to keep us all informed in the nonprofit field.”

//Margaret Henderson, director, Public Intersection Project, School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


“Thanks for your reporting diligence in the nonprofit community.”

//Danny Rosin, co-founder, Band Together, Raleigh


“Todd has a keen mind and a deep understanding of what donors care about when it comes to motivating them to give. I hired him three times in the last four months. First I asked him to review a survey that I had developed for a corporate client. His thoughtfulness and incisive questions dramatically improved the overall quality of the original survey by 40%. I also hired him to rewrite copy on a client website and to summarize giving opportunities for one of my nonprofit client’s case for support. He is a great partner and a lot of fun to work with on projects. And he always meets the deadline or delivers it early. Most importantly, he will tell you the truth. He never panders or flatters. I believe my work and writing is stronger because of my work with Todd Cohen.”

//Chris McLeod, president and founder, Giving Matters, Charlotte


“I have always admired you and the tremendous support you have given the not-for-profit sector.  You have been an intrepid pioneer who gave the sector its needed boost to flourish in the Old North State.”

//Douglas C. Zinn, assistant executive director, William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust, Chapel Hill


“All of us in the philanthropic world in the Triangle owe you a great debt of gratitude for supporting us over the years.”

//Rusine Mitchell Sinclair, CEO, Girls Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, and former corporate officer and senior state executive for North Carolina, IBM


“Thanks for all you do for nonprofits in NC.”

//Althea Gonzalez, North Carolina program manager, Hispanics in Philanthropy


“I have always admired the way you carried the torch for the sector … when no one else even called it a ‘sector’!”

//Tim Tompkins, chief sustainability officer, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits


“Todd Cohen does a wonderful job in bringing the crucial information to the forefront…Todd hits the mark. His experience backs his words. There is always something to learn from Todd.”

//Michael Rose, principal, McMillan Rose; former chief philanthropy officer, Carolinas HealthCare System; and former president, Carolinas HealthCare Foundation


“As always, your blog contains important information and causes me to think about my approach.”

//Diane Wright, executive director, American Red Cross, Montana


“You are the voice of Philanthropy!”

//Michelle Douglas, public relations manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina


“More insightful, thought-provoking and informative than ever, your blog is great and one of my favorites. Thanks for a great product and keeping NC philanthropy in the headlines.”

//Karin Cox, senior executive vice president and chief creative officer, Hartsook Companies, Wilmington, N.C.


“Thanks for all you do for our community.”

//Sally Daley, CEO, Girls Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council, Charlotte, N.C.


“Thank you for your daily updates on philanthropy.  Not only is your writing fantastic, but the information you share is valuable and current.  I’m a fan!”

//Marirose K. Steigerwald, president, Elinvar, Raleigh, N.C.


“The work you do is so important in communicating this message and enabling the business industry to see the pioneering social investment leading organizations and successful programs out there.”

//Nancy Welsh, founder, CEO and chair, Builders of Hope, Raleigh


“You and your work are appreciated! You inspire!”

//Allen Reep, executive director, The Carying Place, Cary, N.C.


“You are a true professional, and a pleasure to work with.”

//Melanie Mathos, public relations manager, Blackbaud


“I want to congratulate you on the best blog. It is a source of interesting and valuable information, well written, crisply formatted, easy to read. Anyone interested in philanthropy should subscribe.”

//Beverly Biggs, vice president, development and marketing, NC Prevention Partners, Chapel Hill


“I know you’ll continue to be a great voice for North Carolina’s nonprofits.”

//Lindsay Jones, communications and public relations manager, Apparo, Charlotte


“Todd is an exceptional writer who sees the world through the eyes of a philanthropist. Working with him on our first grant proposal was wonderful — a far better result in less time.”

//Cindy Thompson, executive director, Global Schools Network Foundation, Chapel Hill


“My best wishes as you work to restore the potential of a strong communications tool to benefit North Carolina’s philanthropic community. It is needed in that state, and the nation needs it as a model for every state.”

//George Penick, Head of School, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Ridgeland, Miss., and former president, Foundation for the Mid South


“You will change the world. Over and over through every agency that benefits from your work.”

//Mary Holmes, Cumberland Community Foundation


“You have been a steady force highlighting the often unsung efforts of the nonprofit sector.”

//Tom Hull, North Carolina Bar Association


“Thank you for being such a wonderful storyteller for our industry.”

//Cindy Martin, Charlotte Emergency Housing


“Thanks for continuing to be our cheerleader and for supporting philanthropy as you do.”

//Cathie Hodges, Alliance for Language Learning


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