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Testimonials

"Heather understands that fundraising is a relationship-first job, and is exceptional at connecting with everyone in her community.  She is one of the best I’ve ever seen at connecting with all the social groups in our community, with an ability to get them to all work together.  It is probably due to her caring nature and ability to listen, but few can bring a committee or a community together on the same page, pulling the same rope in the same direction.  Heather has that gift."

-David Lewis, Director, Builders of Jewish Education

"I highly recommend Heather to assist you with your grant writing services.  She helped our congregation to receive a generous grant for much needed repairs to our building.  Heather was very knowledgeable about what information was necessary for the application and how to present it. She was accessible, easy to work with and made a complex process simpler for all of us. In the end, her hard work brought great results. We were pleased from beginning to end."
-Pastor Willie Rash
Centerview Baptist Church

"Heather helped me to put my life story into a condensed, heartfelt and moving work of art. I reached out to her to help me with my letter of hardship for a school admission. I gave her a few details of key moments in my life, and she was able to turn it into a piece that was attention grabbing, heartfelt  and persuasive. Without sounding overly emotional, she was able to capture some of my life’s most challenging moments, and turn them into my strengths. I was amazed at what seemed to be a work of art because I could have never written something so inspiring on my own. I even showed it to an published author friend of mine, and she was blown away. She said there is nothing she would change about the piece. It was perfect! Needless to say, I was accepted into my nursing program! I whole heartedly recommend Heather for your writing needs if you want to get your point across in a tactful, persuasive, and grammatically perfect piece of literature that will move the audience with her gift of writing. I rate her a 10 out of 10."
-Savana M., Nursing Student

"Heather is an exceptional writer who has the ability to hear and read a collection of ideas and synthesize them harmoniously into a strong argument for a prospective funder.  As a result of Heather’s integral role in the grant writing process, our agency was funded by Harvard and went on to complete a randomized controlled clinical trial that had major impact in treating children and their caregivers who are struggling with pediatric obesity."

-Dr. Marta M. Shinn, Founder, Variations Psychology 

"Heather helped me brainstorm, revise and edit my university personal statements with great success! She has an amazing way with words to help transform my personal statements into an articulate and eloquent story that admission officers liked. I ended up getting into 100% of the universities applied for and ended up at the #1 public university in the world - UC Berkeley."

-Tyler Le, Deloitte & Touche LLP

"If you have an opportunity to hire the services from Heather Macaulay – do so. She will definitely excel at the job she applies for. She has a clear understanding of her strengths, and would not accept a work/proposal where she cannot make an outstanding contribution. Heather will drive significant benefits for your organization, and you will quickly come to view her as an invaluable member of your team."
Andy Borja, AB Equities Group

“Heather Macaulay, at Influential Writings has been Cooperative Christian Ministry’s (CCM) trusted partner for grant writing, research and administration for over six years. Her experience with Planned Giving initiatives established the design and infrastructure for CCM’s Legacy Giving program. Heather continues to engage at a level that gives her a clear understanding of our Vision, Mission, programs and desired outcomes that generates narratives that justify and inspire community investment. Through that level of daily engagement with Heather and Influential Writings, CCM is positioned to achieve high-level impact in the area foundations and grant opportunities footprint state-wide.  CCM is grateful for this thriving partnership!” – Ed Hosack, Chief Executive Officer, Cooperative Christian Ministry

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