What They're Saying...
Erica Reiter"In the past month my husband Hunter and I had been referred to a couple of nonprofit fundraising consultants to help us get Aid Still Required to the next level. Each consultant offered a free consultation and had numerous years of experience. The comparison, however, ends there! Erica asked us to send her information on our organization prior to the meeting. She followed up with questions to clarify that information and a questionnaire to help the three of us prepare for the meeting. She spent a lot of time to make sure that hour was packed full of value when she arrived. After our meeting, she followed up with a recap of the meeting and her recommendations for next steps. We are deeply impressed with her knowledge, professionalism, thoroughness, and dedication. It was a great experience for us - I have already started implementing some of her suggestions and we are eager to see how we can work with her in the future. "

Andrea Hertz Payne, Founder and President of "Aid Still Required"
 

“Erica Reiter of Erica Reiter Associates, Inc., is one of the best in the business. If you or someone you know is starting a non-profit or looking for help in fundraising, she is the best!”

Bridget Livingston, Owner, “Barney’s Bling. President and Founder, “Fed Up Girl”

 
“My first exposure to Ms. Reiter, and her talents in the field of Philanthropy, was in 1998 when I was part of a management team for a Gaming Machine Corporation. Looking to give back to the community and not having any idea on how to implement such a task; Ms Reiter was recommended to our board of directors and initial contact was established. Over the years, and crossing over to other industries as I have, Erica Reiter has proven herself time and time again as a driving force for ideas on what it takes to effectively raise funds for the causes that we wish to champion. Events that she has orchestrated have been cutting edge in nature, while being an effective vehicle for our Philanthropy endeavors. I highly recommend Ms. Reiter for not just her keen abilities in the field of Philanthropy, but for the Integrity and level of professionalism she displays while in the process of performing her magic in a field that is an intangible entity.”

Neal Ross, Neal Ross Enterprises
 
 
“Erica has long-term vision combined with immaculate daily attention to detail. Her skills blend out-of-the-box creativity with pragmatic good business sense and direction. She is a seasoned fund raising professional who is unafraid and unintimidated in cultivating and asking for large major gifts and at the same time, she understands the need to nurture the broad base and knows how to address that audience as well.”

Marc Breslaw, Vice President, Development, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  Michael HalpernMichael Halpern easily ranks in the top two percent of the most capable, honest and personable individuals I have had the pleasure to work with in my nearly four decades of professional marketing life. He is a gifted fundraiser and trainer whose personality puts people at ease while encouraging them to contribute, participate and learn.  I’ve witnessed Michael’s accomplishments for non-profits ranging from the Orange County Performing Arts Center to the major assisted living and dementia center of Heritage Pointe.  He is also a trained, extremely talented, performing entertainer who has from time to time been known to apply his craft where it has benefited his non-profit clients. When I see or hear of a non-profit in need of fundraising, training and/or leadership, Michael Halpern is always my first call."

Dan Hoover, President & CEO, Estey-Hoover Inc., Advertising & Public Relations, Newport Beach, CA
 
 
"I was privileged as a Board member at the Orange County Performing Arts Center to work closely with Michael Halpern in almost doubling its Annual Fund during his tenure.  I was always struck at his creativity in inventing new plans and programs, and his success at delivering exciting results.  His real strength, however, was in building strong relationships with his largest and smallest donors, often becoming close friends with those whom he solicited the hardest!"

Robert J. Follman, President, RA Industries Inc., Santa Ana, CA
 
 
"As Board Chair of a 200-bed assisted living facility in Orange County, I had many responsibilities. During my tenure Michael Halpern was our CEO and I always knew I could count on Michael to get the job done. During his term in office he was responsible for overseeing the operations of the institution and for a capital campaign that provided the funds to finally pay off our existing mortgage and build our new Memory Care Residence. Michael performed his duties with intelligence and integrity. He is impressive as a caring, thoughtful, creative and engaging gentleman, whose concern for our least-paid staff person was as great as his appreciation of our residents and donors. His ability to guide the organization was impressive and I know of no greater leader in our local community with the skills to organize and promote meaningful fund raising campaigns."

Lawrence Rael, President and CEO, Rael Corporation, Irvine, CA
 
 
"I have personally known Michael Halpern for 25 years in his position as chief executive fund raiser for an educational institution, a civic performing arts center, and a senior citizen residence facility.  He has a successful track record of organizing fund raising campaigns, events and volunteers., as well as educating and motivating the various fund raising teams.  I have also marveled at his own excellent solicitation skills."

Joel P. Moskowitz, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Ceradyne, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA
 
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