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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

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

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

If you have a budget for continuing professional education, you are going to want to spend 100% of it on PLAN-MGO.  If you don’t have a budget for continuing professional education, PLAN-MGO would inspire you to negotiate one – tomorrow. PLAN-MGO is just that valuable. From exquisitely gifted and deeply knowledgeable faculty to an evidence-based curriculum, don’t miss this opportunity – for you, your team or your staff.

Susan Buchanan 
Major and Planned Gifts Officer, Concord Hospital Trust, NH

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 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

I was shocked by how energized, inspired, and empowered I felt at the end of the four days.   The conference presenters provided specific fundraising tools (tracking documents, ask algorithms) and shared fundamentals for making “the ask,” within an overarching framework of positive inquiry and promoting a culture of philanthropy in our organizations. Personally, the importance of understanding ourselves and truly listening to others as we build relationships with donors, senior executives, colleagues, and team members was the most valuable lesson of this extraordinary weekend. PLAN-MGO is a truly unique learning experience, and exceeded all expectations.  

Megan Hinckley 
Director of Development American Repertory Theater, Loeb Drama Center, MA

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

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

"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

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

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

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 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

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


Raising Sights…Reaching Goals 

We, at Copley Raff, strongly believe
nonprofit organizations – and the people
who work for them and support them – represent
our nation at its very best and are central to a
civil society.  Their diverse missions touch every
aspect of our lives, and often inspire the successes
of our citizens and indeed our country.
Mission fulfillment lies at the center of our work at Copley Raff.
Our purpose is to be your partner in progress in fulfilling your
organization’s mission, as we have with hundreds of nonprofits.  We do
this by bringing focus, accountability, creativity and success to your organization and advancement enterprise.
Accomplished fundraising requires strong governance and management, mission awareness, and above all vision and leadership by executives and volunteers.  Copley Raff offers exceptional management expertise, coaching, integrated strategy and tools to help you in creating a philanthropically inspiring advancement program and a well managed organization…Let’s go!