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"Jodi Berman gets leadership, weaving together powerful stories, lessons and inspiration to move people, to elevate our professional practice. New and veteran professionals alike came away from Jodi’s keynote presentation inspired to act and grow, challenged to be their highest professional selves. Put simply, in the context of professional growth and organizational excellence, Jodi Berman gets it and helps others to get it."
- Michael Jeser, Executive Director, Jewish World Watch
"I hired Jodi Berman Kustanovich to moderate a full day retreat for the JNF Board of Directors of Greater Los Angeles. Jodi went above and beyond providing an unparalleled service. She took control of the retreat from start to finish managing the entire process beginning with pre-retreat meetings, coordinating every aspect of the day, and post-retreat follow up. My Board members were attentive and responsive and I attribute a large part of that to Jodi’s interactive style and leadership. Her incredible experience provides unique insight into all aspects of Board and nonprofit management."
- Allison Krumholz, Executive Director, Jewish National Fund of Greater Los Angeles
"Jodi led a solicitation training seminar at Sinai Akiba Academy and shared her proven fundraising techniques with our board and volunteers. She is an engaging speaker with many tools to help your organization grow or reenergize your fundraising program. Jodi is an asset to any organization with a wealth of knowledge on fundraising and leadership training. She led a recent solicitation session for our school board and volunteers at Sinai Akiba Academy and was an engaging and informative speaker. Jodi has a proven track record in acquiring leadership gifts and engaging donors and volunteers in the art of fundraising."
- Janet Rosenblum, Director of Development, Sinai Akiba Academy
"Jodi did an excellent job leading a solicitation training workshop for our entire staff. Given the varying levels of experience that participants had with fundraising, Jodi did an excellent job presenting the material in a way that resonated to those who were new to the field, all the way to seasoned professionals who had worked in fundraising for decades. Everyone really enjoyed the way she integrated Myers-Briggs personality type indicator into the workshop."
- Amanda Abrams, Vice-President of Community Impact, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
"Jodi’s Executive Coaching services helped me become a more successful and more confident fundraiser. Periodically, I have used Jodi as a sounding board for my solicitations with major gift donors. Her creativity and deep understanding of the solicitation, cultivation and stewardship process gave me a fresh perspective on how to approach these donors and ultimately I raised more funds than anticipated. Jodi helped me create the foundational structure needed for our organization’s first gala. Creating this structure made the event planning much more organized and gave us a direction from which to work. With Jodi’s guidance, we held a smooth-running, lovely event for our 200 guests. When my organization’s fundraising committee decided to have its first phone session, I turned to Jodi for assistance. I used her training program to teach the committee members how to make solicitation calls, keep records, and follow-up with personalized thank you notes. We raised $20,000 at that first phone session. An added bonus is that Jodi has an exceptionally positive outlook so it is fun to have her as a coach."
- Executive Coaching Client
"Jodi’s creativity, enthusiasm and direction on the elements needed to craft our synagogue story was really terrific! Her people skills are stellar and her ability to engage our Board was inspiring. She gave us plenty to work on to make our stories resonate throughout our community. Her session was a highlight of our retreat and I hope many other boards get the opportunity to learn with Jodi."
- Mike Cohn, President – Temple Beth Am
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