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
Isabel Allende Foundation


From our very first meeting, Elizabeth was transformative, not just in her deep knowledge of philanthropy and her generosity in sharing it, but with her enthusiasm, boundless energy and complete faith in us. My co-founder and I are journalists and journalism educators with a lot of experience in our fields, but we were completely new to non-profit management and to fundraising and development. Elizabeth gave us the shot in the arm and the confidence to jumpstart our development and has been an indispensable guide, advisor, mentor and friend on this journey. We would not be where we are today without her.

Yukari Kane
Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director, Editor-in-Chief
Prison Journalism Project


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


As an executive coach and mentor, Elizabeth has helped me navigate challenging dilemmas and tough decisions with wisdom and patience. Elizabeth is also a brilliant writer with a unique talent for communicating complex, highly sensitive ideas with clarity and compassion. It takes exceptional skill to connect words to the deeply personal and existential experiences we share at Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, and the level of trust our organization has developed with Elizabeth to help us share the stories of our children is unparalleled. She’s made our organization is stronger, and for that we are truly grateful.

Lori Butterworth
Founder and Executive Director,
Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services


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


Elizabeth Share is an invaluable member of our advisory board who has offered us guidance on fundraising, governance, leadership transitions and more. Her expertise, wisdom, insights and care have been absolutely key to our success and every one of our board members would attest to the fact that Elizabeth has helped us become more effective and professional.Because of Elizabeth’s easy manner and good humor, we not only learn a great deal, but deepen our relationships with one another in the process. No matter how often I thank her for all that she has contributed to our organization, I never feel I can thank her enough.

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
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
T’zedakah Lokahi Foundation