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“To refer to Shamra as a huge talent in the local fund raising ecosystem (which she is) omits the fuller picture of her unique genius. She is the rare professional who consistently manages to marry the requisite whip smart technical expertise and mission driven enthusiasm to an uncanny ability to make the donor’s passion drive the gift. Shamra is all about the “fit”, the relationship, which makes this difficult but consequential work a joy for everyone.”

Martha Kongsgaard, President, Kongsgaard Goldman Foundation

“Shamra understood our needs and always had a creative solution at the ready.  She has a gentle, wise way about her that instilled a confidence in our board, leadership and donors. She helped us map a clear path forward for our campaign, then ensured we stayed the course. With her encouragement, we were able to be bold and successfully complete the first capital campaign in our organization's history.”

Tarrell Kullaway, Former Senior Director of Membership and Development, Cascade Bicycle Club

"Shamra guided us as we refocused our major gifts program, and educated and motivated our foundation board to become more engaged in fundraising.  She is highly skilled, creative, and a pleasure to work with. Shamra remains a resource and strong supporter of our organization to this day, and I would recommend her highly."

Kate Wiegel, Director of Institutional Relations, Lighthouse for the Blind

“Shamra transformed the way we approach individual fundraising. She has helped us refine our message, focus our asks on the right donors and pushed us to be ambitious. I’m a big fan!”

Joanna Grist, Former Executive Director, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition

“Shamra brings incredible insight, experience, and creativity to major gifts program planning. With her help, we refined our messages for major donors and strengthened the case for support. As a result, we have dramatically improved our level of engagement with major donors and secured many upgraded gifts through our fundraising campaign.”

Shelly Ellison, Former Director of Donor Relations and Revenue, BirdNote

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