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Your name and program drew more than fifty area not for profit organizations. Evaluations stated that this was one of the best programs ever presented. One very experienced not for profit President & CEO stated that he found your presentation to be very detailed and compelling on a very complicated issue.

William Sirak
Vice President and Trust Officer Citizens Investment Management Services

I've been in the business for 26 years, but from you yesterday I learned a new way to think about things, some new information, and was energized by the session.

Susan Axelrod
Independent Consultant

I had a great experience throughout the three month recruitment period leading up to my appointment at Lifespan in Providence, RI. I have been at Lifespan now nearly three years and am enjoying my new responsibilities immensely. Thanks to the CRI team!

Mark Cummings
Senior Vice President for Development, Lifespan, Providence, RI

Larry and Susan Kinney helped my college with a reorganization of our board of trustees and the creation of our strategic plan. Larry and his team did a great job, delivered on-time, and was always available when we called. Copely-Raff is a quality firm lead by a true expert in the field of fundraising and advancement. I will not hesitate hiring Larry and Susan again to help us in the future should the need arise.

Tim Nelson
CEO, Midlands Technical College Foundation

"You are both consummate professionals and your guest speakers also knocked it out of the park. I came back energized and highly motivated and told our Vice President of Development that we should send all our staff to the training. It was fun, challenging, enlightening, exhausting, and a game changer. Thank you for making me a better Executive Director."

Tom McNaught, Executive Director
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Copley Raff has done a wonderful job for us. You have proactively immersed yourself into our culture and it's noticed. I will always be a champion for you and greatly appreciate all you are doing to help us through this transition.

Ellen Zane
Tufts Medical Center

Diane is a gem and we are much better off for her assistance with us over the last six months. Her staff leadership, board communications, and practical experience have contributed greatly to our being in a much better position than we were.

Don Shumway, Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, NH
President and CEO

A great thing I found about Copley Raff was that they reported the facts - as opposed what the client wanted to hear.

David Wilber
Worked with CRI with New England College of Optometry and International Fund for Animal Welfare

That was an excellent presentation this morning. It was very well received by all, including by some who thought they already knew everything they need to know about development. It also was very generous of you to produce and share written responses to our questions.

Barbara Fain
Community Action Partners

Copley Raff was instrumental in helping South County Hospital to exceed its $10 million campaign goal. As campaign chairman, I had confidence in the advice and leadership provided by Copley Raff, and their creativity helped to keep our costs down and to complete the campaign ahead of schedule. I consider Copley Raff as our secret weapon for success.

Russell Shippee, Campaign Chairman, Trustee
South County Hospital, RI

We engaged Copley Raff to help reengage our Board of Trustees. Larry Raff undertook a comprehensive study and provided insightful recommendations to reenergize our board. Our relationship with Copley Raff and Larry has been so beneficial that we will be engaging them to complete our next campaign feasibility study.

Debbi Gilstein Jaffe
Chief Development Officer, The Miriam Hospital Foundation

Larry Raff's speaking style is so engaging and his knowledge base so deep that attendees at our 2007 AFP conference consistently rated him as the best presenter of the entire conference. He rated the highest evaluations of any speaker in my history of planning the conference. "This was THE presentation to hear. Organized. Poignant. Relative."

Tanya M. Holton
Conference Program Chair

We were very pleased with the search that Copley Raff, Inc. did for BC. We have used bigger firms, but was extremely impressed with the partnership and outcome achieved with CRI. She said the fit was good, the process excellent and that people listened well to her.

Amy Bronson
Director of Recruitment and Training Boston College

Larry was just what our non-profit organization needed when we began a 2-year strategic planning process. Larry provided excellent counsel, and was terrific to work with. Thanks to him our Board made great advances in addressing capacity and resource development issues. I really enjoyed working with Larry! I hope to do so again in the future.

Shelley Feist
Executive Director, Partnership for Food Safety Education

Welcome to Copley Raff

Progressive advancement programs bring
fundraising success to organizations with bold
aspirations and engaged leadership. When well
designed, these programs enable nonprofits – and
their staff, volunteers and donors – to create fruitful pathways
toward fulfilling their mission.

Since 1987, Copley Raff Inc. has contributed to the success of hundreds
of nonprofit organizations from around the nation. CRI provides experience-based
wisdom and effective evidence driven strategy, partnership and training to support
opportunities and needs only philanthropy can address.

We welcome you to our site and invite you to look, learn, and see how Copley Raff can help you and your organization thrive.