Testimonials

Elizabeth came to us through several sources, all of whom raved about her expertise and spirit. In six months she has helped us reshape our foundation from the ground up, turning our sporadically managed operation into a highly functional foundation with an awards program and many opportunities to grow and expand. Elizabeth is a joy to work with and is simultaneously a leader and a supportive team player. She is very professional, knowledgeable, and experienced. Working with Elizabeth, simply put, has been extremely rewarding and a joy.

Isabel Allende
President
Isabel Allende Foundation

We have engaged Elizabeth Share to work with our staff, board and outside partners on a variety of projects. She is highly professional, possesses deep knowledge about managing a successful nonprofit, and brings exceptional warmth to her work. Elizabeth’s insights into the needs of our growing organization have enabled us to move the Foundation forward, despite a wide range of challenges. She easily identified those challenges, and presented workable suggestions to overcome them, which we have adopted to great success.

Most importantly, Elizabeth provided us objective guidance and reassurance during a time of major transition for the organization. Through a combination of respectful encouragement, humor and intelligence, she assisted us in bringing the foundation to the next level. We are grateful to be able to consider Elizabeth a partner in our work.

Carolyn Federman
Chez Panisse Foundation

Aside from the fact that she is a human being of tremendous integrity, Elizabeth Share has been an invaluable asset to the Khaled Hosseini Foundation. She brings to the table a wealth of experience, wisdom, passion, and keen-eyed, judicious insight. She is never reluctant to speak the difficult truths. Her thorough and unfailingly professional work has been of incalculable help to my foundation. Indeed, I take great comfort in knowing that Elizabeth is always there, available, eager to help, and that I can rely day or night on her resourcefulness, her thoughtful advice, and eloquently articulated views.

Khaled Hosseini, Author, Co-Founder, The Khaled Hosseni Foundation
The Khaled Hosseini Foundation

On short notice, we asked Elizabeth to work with us on a sensitive but critical aspect of our organization. She quickly got up to speed on who we are, what we do and what makes us different. Given our influences from both the private and public sectors, Elizabeth needed to synthesize a lot of information to understand our unique positioning. The program and workshop she delivered was right on point. She not only provided easily digestible information, but her style, sincerity and respectful manner engaged the group and had us all asking for more.

Rick Hutchinson
CEO, City CarShare

Working together with Elizabeth on the three Dalai Lama events has been fantastic. She is easy magic–harmonious, thoughtful and extraordinarily competent–all that you want in a colleague.

Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

A list of responsibilities and accomplishments doesn’t speak to what many board members and staff value most about Elizabeth: her ability at the same moment to be completely supportive, completely resolute, completely skeptical, completely alert, and completely relaxed. Everyone in CompassPoint, and all that are affected by its work, have reason to be thankful for Elizabeth Share.

Jan Masaoka, Executive Director,
CompassPoint Clare Phillips, Chairman,
CompassPoint Board of Directors

Elizabeth Share is a dream to work with. Activists, donors, and leaders need partnership in shaping plans, in formulating language, campaigns, and in facilitating staff and family involvement in nonprofit and foundation activity. You can count on Elizabeth’s excellence, respectful coaching, and graceful articulation.

Tracy Gary
Nonprofit Entrepreneur
Changemakers, Founder

Elizabeth is an exceptional writer, editor, manager, and person. I was lucky enough to work with her on a long-term writing project and was inspired by her professionalism and work ethic. Elizabeth knows her field inside and out, which of course is important. Of equal importance, however, is that she is organized, conscientious, personable, and diplomatic, even when juggling differing needs and agendas. Her passion for her work shines through, not only in her writing, which comes from the heart, but also in her dedication and attention to even the smallest detail. Bottom line: Elizabeth is an asset to any project. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Lauren Cuthbert
Freelance Writer & Editor

Elizabeth Share has been a remarkable help to us. When we were under pressure to present a demanding project to several foundations, we asked Elizabeth for guidance. Within a few days, she sized up the concept and wrote a compelling letter of inquiry that succinctly described the project and highlighted its merits. Elizabeth later helped us plan a large benefit and provided expert advice on other activities to widen our circle of supporters.Elizabethis a writer, a thinker and a gifted analyst. Beyond all that, she is a delight to work with and a great advocate and supporter of the non-profit community.

Gary Selnow, Executive Director,
WiRED International

We engaged Elizabeth as a fundraising consultant. She spent a full day with our board and her input was invaluable. She analyzed our current and historical fundraising, suggested ways to involve our board with our donors, and helped us generate many new ideas to improve our fundraising capacity. Because of Elizabeth’s easy manner and good humor, we not only learned a great deal, but enjoyed it as well. Every one of our board members feels that Elizabeth helped us become more effective and professional.

Olga Murray
Founder and President
Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation

We have engaged Elizabeth Share’s services on a variety of projects over a three-year period. She has very effectively handled complex tasks and has been consistently responsive to our need for quick turnaround. In all our encounters with Elizabeth she has shown skill, professionalism, and a heartfelt commitment to ensuring our needs are met. She brings together a mature set of competencies with a steady hand and a solid and warm sense of self. She is, simply put, a gem. We recommend her services to anyone without reservation.

Stephen Goldbart
Co-Director
Money, Meaning & Choices Institute

I decided to create a small family foundation for a close friend on the occasion of her 50th birthday. I hired Elizabeth to design, navigate, and implement the legal and financial arrangements, which she performed with exceptional competence and sensitivity. But that was only a portion of the benefits of my working with her. Elizabeth listens with a huge and compassionate heart. She deeply understands what it means to Give (capital G intended!). Her talents run deep and were essential to my being able to fulfill this dream.

Anne Richards
Co-Director
T’zedakah Lokahi Foundation