Testimonials

“Kathy Penner is the kind of consultant I dream of working with more often. She puts her knowledge to work strategically. Her writing hits the bullseye for our audiences every time by delivering compelling content in an engaging voice. And she’s the consummate pro: organized, reliable, and able to tap into a deep well of insight and experience.”
– Ryan McBride, Owner, Ryan McBride Creative

“We engaged Kathy to write a program description piece we needed for fundraising. She was very personable and clearly communicated questions and feedback that moved the project forward. She was very conscious of using a writing style that reflected our brand and preferences. I would not hesitate to recommend Kathy for writing or editing assignments. We would enthusiastically use her services again.”
– Patricia Guenther-Smith, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Royal Winnipeg Ballet

“I worked with Kathy Penner for over a decade on the Capital Campaign for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. She is an excellent communicator, whether it’s writing speeches, complex and sophisticated fundraising proposals or general reporting. We always knew we could trust Kathy to write flawlessly and eloquently. She always delivered her work in a positive and highly professional manner, despite relentless time pressures and a daunting workload.”
– Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D., President, The Asper Foundation

“Kathy really took the time to get to know our organization, resulting in a well-rounded approach and high-quality written work, including a case statement, client stories, appeal letters and more. Kathy is organized, efficient and a pleasure to work with! We will definitely hire Kathy again.”  – Stacey Grocholski, Executive Director, A Port in the Storm

“Kathy is a pleasure to work with…a consummate professional in the world of non-profit. Her experience speaks volumes whether it’s storytelling with impact or concise, easy-to-read report writing. Whatever style of writing you need, Kathy comes through with flying colours, hitting the mark every time. I would not hesitate to recommend her.”
Viv Draward, former Director, Communications & Marketing, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

“Kathy Penner writes inspiring and authentic fundraising collateral that moves donors and supporters to action. She has sharp proofreading and editing skills that guarantee sparkling and flawless copy. I would recommend Kathy to anyone looking for a writer who produces compelling materials that relate to both general and specific audiences.”
– Kathi Neal, Director of Development Siloam Mission (former Director, Communications & Marketing, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights)

“I worked with Kathy Penner for three years as a colleague and she impressed me with her professionalism, attention to detail and messaging to diverse audiences. Kathy has solid writing skills and a gifted ability to understand the needs of stakeholders. Her consistent high-quality work, enthusiasm for a wide variety of editing assignments and great sense of humour make Kathy an outstanding asset. I look forward to working with Kathy on future projects.”
– Annette Frost, Vice President Development, Health Sciences Centre Foundation (former Chief Development Officer, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights)

“Very soon after Kathy started working at Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, I could see that her excellent donor relations and communications skills would bring great value to our team’s fundraising efforts.”
Diane Boyle, former CEO, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

 

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