Mike McDermott, Bash Foo
"I'd only recommend Tana to anyone that we are not directly competing with. For those in the inbound marketing space, I consider Tana our secret laser beam fired from our secret volcano lair."
Lindsey Peterson, 501Partners
"Tana is a talented Case Study writer. She was easy to work with from the initial information-gathering stages through editing. Tana took the time to understand our work and the story we hoped to capture. The end product is a clear, well-written case study. I would gladly work with Tana again."
Charlie Sheets, PE, Director Industrial Systems Division, Matrix Technologies, Inc.
"Schiewer Consulting developed and conducted the Technical Writing for Professionals series of classes at Matrix Technologies for twenty engineers and project managers. Dr. Schiewer did a terrific job of matching the curriculum to our specific needs. Her instruction, in-class exercises, homework, and engagement of students exceeded my expectations. In today’s climate of YouTube and book instructions, personalized education is a welcome and highly-effective way to learn. The payback for us is evident in better communications with our clients and co-workers."
Cecelia Crow, Marketing Communications Leader and Brand Strategist
(formerly with click & Pledge)
"Schiewer Consulting wrote a series of Success Stories for Click & Pledge, a software company providing online fundraising solutions for non-profit organizations of all sizes. Their clearly experienced writing abilities combined with a non-profit background allowed them to establish a great connection with Click & Pledge customers and produce truly compelling stories. The stories will be used in corporate blog posts, on the website, as well as in marketing brochures. Schiewer Consulting did a wonderful job crafting the true stories of Click & Pledge's satisfied customers."
Jill bunge, Executive Director, Food for Thought
"Working with Schiewer Consulting was a phenomenal experience. I began working with Don and Tana on a GivingTuesday campaign for my grassroots nonprofit. While it was planned and executed in just over two weeks, we increased donations 4x over the previous year. As the Executive Director and the only full-time employee at my organization, Schiewer Consulting lent their strengths to help me build out a comprehensive annual fundraising plan. I was able to start the year off with a strong and detailed calendar, action steps on upcoming campaigns, and strategies to share with my board to help launch our ambitious fundraising goals. In addition to helping my get my plan in place, Don and Tana helped me feel well resourced and listened-to."
Angela Crist, CEO, Hope House for the Homeless
"I was introduced to Schiewer Consulting when our organization was short-staffed and simultaneously facing several significant fundraising and development projects. I was looking for someone who could assist with the "nuts and bolts" of our ongoing gifts cultivation process, the mechanics of an annual online fundraising campaign and the research and proposal processes for private and corporate grants. Also, this needed to happen in the span of only two months with little time for acclimation.
Schiewer Consulting delivered on all fronts. Their solid background in nonprofit development work and spectacular writing skills propelled us to a successful fundraising campaign and the acquisition of new grant funds, all while we operated without a regular development staff person. Their work also meant that when our permanent hire was found, they were able to continue the momentum that they had helped keep going.
I can say without hesitation that Schiewer Consulting's thorough and thoughtful work kept our organization's fundraising and development work afloat during a chaotic and stressful season of organizational growth. They jumped right into our organizational setup and approaches, offered fresh perspectives where needed, led research and initiatives where required and nudged me when I got overwhelmed. Also, they were a lot of fun to work with as we would convene a few times each week via Zoom call, phone or in person.
During a time that our organization could have stagnated, or worse, fallen far behind, we actually experienced growth. We refined our processes, developed new relationships, expanded and improved our outreach tools and raised additional funds. I was hoping for a neutral standing and came away further ahead, thanks to Schiewer Consulting's persistent and high-quality work."