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Hi, I'm Michael Stein. I work as a freelance consultant, digital strategist and coach to nonprofits, foundations and other civic-minded organizations. My focus areas are digital engagement, online fundraising, donor development, social media presence, email messaging, list growth, and website usability.
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Gary Stanley, COO, The Gorilla Foundation

Michael is the best fundraising consultant we've ever worked with. His vast knowledge and experience cover all aspects of fundraising — especially online strategies, which have become increasingly important during this transformational period. Michael is an extraordinarily good listener, which makes him responsive to our needs and wants (and budget) and increases his ability to help by learning more about our mission with each new collaborative project and task.  Working with Michael has enabled us to focus more on our mission, and less on translating it effectively to donors, as he does that brilliantly— and teaches us to do the same.


Elissa Roy, Former Development Director, Community Action Marin

Michael’s partnership and advice has been invaluable. Truly, I could not have done my job without his support. Michael’s expertise and professionalism have smoothed a lot of bumpy edges to my start as a new Development Director (without previous management experience, now leading a team). Michael’s steady, experienced perspective has helped to streamline and improve our development efforts. Whether helping us to build and grow our annual fund, to design multi-channel marketing plans, or to project-manage just about anything development- or marketing-related, the opportunity to work with Michael has been an incredible asset to our team and our agency.

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