Heather Inyart

Al brought out the best in our staff and board.

"Al invested the time to get to know the people behind our mission and guided us in creating a strategic framework that uniquely fit our organization. He was wonderful to work with and brought out the best in our staff and board. He helped us identify our key strengths and a shared vision for our future so we can evolve our programs while staying true to our values."

Heather Inyart
Executive Director
Media Power Youth, Manchester, NH

Alan Cantor Consulting
2021-03-23T15:04:05+00:00

Heather Inyart
Executive Director
Media Power Youth, Manchester, NH

Heather Inyart
"Al invested the time to get to know the people behind our mission and guided us in creating a strategic framework that uniquely fit our organization. He was wonderful to work with and brought out the best in our staff and board. He helped us identify our key strengths and a shared vision for our future so we can evolve our programs while staying true to our values."

On the ‘new information’ scale, Al was a 10.

“Minnesota’s nonprofits are eager to address critical issues facing their organizations, and seek out learning opportunities that address both the how and why of their work. Al Cantor’s keynote address to our Nonprofit Finance and Sustainability Conference hit this objective perfectly: new information, hard numbers, ethical challenges, inspiring examples and a persuasive call to action. On the ‘new information’ scale Al was a ‘10,’ presenting an exceptional and singular perspective that is too rare in the fields of nonprofits and philanthropy, which actually goes back to the roots of why we do this work in the first place.”

Jon Pratt
Executive Director
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Alan Cantor Consulting
2019-01-28T07:44:10+00:00

Jon Pratt
Executive Director
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

“Minnesota’s nonprofits are eager to address critical issues facing their organizations, and seek out learning opportunities that address both the how and why of their work. Al Cantor’s keynote address to our Nonprofit Finance and Sustainability Conference hit this objective perfectly: new information, hard numbers, ethical challenges, inspiring examples and a persuasive call to action. On the ‘new information’ scale Al was a ‘10,’ presenting an exceptional and singular perspective that is too rare in the fields of nonprofits and philanthropy, which actually goes back to the roots of why we do this work in the first place.”
Rick Swanson Development Director Historical Society of Cheshire County

My copy of Al’s report is well worn from use and reuse.

“My copy of Al’s report is well worn from use and reuse. His work continues to inform our development activities and our strategic planning process. Al did a great job of helping us take a hard look at how we could improve, and it never seemed painful or threatening. He brings so much curiosity, wisdom, and fun to the process that it feels like a privilege to be involved.”

Rick Swanson
Development Director
Historical Society of Cheshire County

Alan Cantor Consulting
2022-03-02T13:44:12+00:00

Rick Swanson
Development Director
Historical Society of Cheshire County

Rick Swanson Development Director Historical Society of Cheshire County
“My copy of Al’s report is well worn from use and reuse. His work continues to inform our development activities and our strategic planning process. Al did a great job of helping us take a hard look at how we could improve, and it never seemed painful or threatening. He brings so much curiosity, wisdom, and fun to the process that it feels like a privilege to be involved.”
Doug Bechtel President New Hampshire Audubon

Al’s guidance helped turn our organization around.

"Al’s guidance helped turn our organization around. Thanks to his recommendations, we have seen improvements on our board, staff, systems, and tools. We then hired Al two years after his initial report to give us a sense of our status since we first worked with him, and his perspective re-propelled us into a new level where the word ‘growth’ is no longer a dream, but a reality."

Doug Bechtel
President
New Hampshire Audubon

Alan Cantor Consulting
2022-03-02T13:40:22+00:00

Doug Bechtel
President
New Hampshire Audubon

Doug Bechtel President New Hampshire Audubon
"Al’s guidance helped turn our organization around. Thanks to his recommendations, we have seen improvements on our board, staff, systems, and tools. We then hired Al two years after his initial report to give us a sense of our status since we first worked with him, and his perspective re-propelled us into a new level where the word ‘growth’ is no longer a dream, but a reality."

His work is always meticulously researched and provocative.

“Al Cantor speaks fearlessly about key issues in the nonprofit sector. His work is always meticulously researched and provocative. His voice is critical to advancing the conversation about the future of nonprofits.”

Brian Mittendorf
Chair, Department of Accounting & MIS, Fisher College of Business
Distinguished Professor The Ohio State University

Alan Cantor Consulting
2019-01-28T07:49:38+00:00

Brian Mittendorf
Chair, Department of Accounting & MIS, Fisher College of Business
Distinguished Professor The Ohio State University

“Al Cantor speaks fearlessly about key issues in the nonprofit sector. His work is always meticulously researched and provocative. His voice is critical to advancing the conversation about the future of nonprofits.”

Al has become my go-to guy for sage advice delivered with kindness and humor.

"Al has become my go-to guy for sage advice delivered with kindness and humor. Last year, we bolstered 'all things' planned giving, and we couldn’t have done it without him! Recently, a donor approached a board member by surprise about establishing a large estate bequest. With our newly completed planned giving guidelines in hand, the board member felt comfortable and confident during this meeting. Al guided us through the process, and we ended up right where we needed to be."

Erin Fernandez
Executive Director
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

Alan Cantor Consulting
2019-04-25T20:23:09+00:00

Erin Fernandez
Executive Director
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

"Al has become my go-to guy for sage advice delivered with kindness and humor. Last year, we bolstered 'all things' planned giving, and we couldn’t have done it without him! Recently, a donor approached a board member by surprise about establishing a large estate bequest. With our newly completed planned giving guidelines in hand, the board member felt comfortable and confident during this meeting. Al guided us through the process, and we ended up right where we needed to be."

His work, both in preparing for the retreat and in conducting it, was outstanding.

“Al facilitated a critically important two-day board retreat, where we wrestled with two very big issues. His work, both in preparing for the retreat and in conducting it, was outstanding. My board members were delighted. All are experienced, having served on many boards, and all shared their happiness with the planning retreat and its outcomes. One expressed that this was the single best meeting he had attended in all his years of board service.”

John Molinaro
President and CEO
Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth

Alan Cantor Consulting
2019-01-28T07:38:14+00:00

John Molinaro
President and CEO
Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth

“Al facilitated a critically important two-day board retreat, where we wrestled with two very big issues. His work, both in preparing for the retreat and in conducting it, was outstanding. My board members were delighted. All are experienced, having served on many boards, and all shared their happiness with the planning retreat and its outcomes. One expressed that this was the single best meeting he had attended in all his years of board service.”

[Our] planning session couldn’t have gone better.

“Al led our Board of Trustees and staff in a strategic planning session that couldn’t have gone better. Because he is so personable, we all felt comfortable in our discussions. Not only did we come together as a group under Al’s leadership, we have a very workable plan going forward.”

Ann Thompson
Executive Director
Oklahoma Humanities

Alan Cantor Consulting
2019-01-28T06:16:35+00:00

Ann Thompson
Executive Director
Oklahoma Humanities

“Al led our Board of Trustees and staff in a strategic planning session that couldn’t have gone better. Because he is so personable, we all felt comfortable in our discussions. Not only did we come together as a group under Al’s leadership, we have a very workable plan going forward.”

The end results have truly moved the organization forward.

“Al is really good at what he does. He has a great blend of leadership, knowledge, intellect, competence, and people skills, alongside humor and curiosity. It makes whatever task we’re doing fun – and the end results have truly moved the organization forward.”

Barry Gaw
Board Member
Squam Lakes Association

Alan Cantor Consulting
2019-01-28T08:00:24+00:00

Barry Gaw
Board Member
Squam Lakes Association

“Al is really good at what he does. He has a great blend of leadership, knowledge, intellect, competence, and people skills, alongside humor and curiosity. It makes whatever task we’re doing fun – and the end results have truly moved the organization forward.”

Our only regret is that we didn’t start working with Al earlier.

"We're grateful for Al's support and guidance. Our only regret is that we didn't start working with Al earlier."

Michelle Ollie
Co-Founder
The Center for Cartoon Studies

Alan Cantor Consulting
2019-04-25T20:26:34+00:00

Michelle Ollie
Co-Founder
The Center for Cartoon Studies

"We're grateful for Al's support and guidance. Our only regret is that we didn't start working with Al earlier."

Al Cantor has helped our organization level up.

"With remarkable insight, Al Cantor has helped our organization level up. Al understands scale, and was able to survey our key stakeholders, assess our operations, and recommend organizational improvements that have worked like a charm."

James Sturm
Co-Founder
The Center for Cartoon Studies

Alan Cantor Consulting
2019-04-26T17:23:24+00:00

James Sturm
Co-Founder
The Center for Cartoon Studies

"With remarkable insight, Al Cantor has helped our organization level up. Al understands scale, and was able to survey our key stakeholders, assess our operations, and recommend organizational improvements that have worked like a charm."

Al Cantor worked wonders at our board retreat.

"Al Cantor worked wonders at our board retreat. We had a challenging structural governance issue to address and we were able to resolve it effectively. Best of all, the board members felt comfortable with Al’s leadership. His sense of humor, enthusiasm and ability to keep the conversation on track made the experience of working through the problem a pleasure."

Anne Galloway
Executive Director
Vermont Journalism Trust

Alan Cantor Consulting
2019-01-28T06:13:57+00:00

Anne Galloway
Executive Director
Vermont Journalism Trust

"Al Cantor worked wonders at our board retreat. We had a challenging structural governance issue to address and we were able to resolve it effectively. Best of all, the board members felt comfortable with Al’s leadership. His sense of humor, enthusiasm and ability to keep the conversation on track made the experience of working through the problem a pleasure."

Al approaches complex issues with thoughtfulness, moral clarity, and ardor.

“There are few individuals writing and working in the philanthropic sector today who approach complex, controversial issues with more thoughtfulness, moral clarity, and ardor — qualities that are rarely found sympathetically aligned — than Al Cantor. In particular, his work raising alarms about the rise of donor-advised funds has been a vitally important civic service.”

Ben Soskis
Research Associate in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy
The Urban Institute

Alan Cantor Consulting
2019-01-28T07:54:44+00:00

Ben Soskis
Research Associate in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy
The Urban Institute

“There are few individuals writing and working in the philanthropic sector today who approach complex, controversial issues with more thoughtfulness, moral clarity, and ardor — qualities that are rarely found sympathetically aligned — than Al Cantor. In particular, his work raising alarms about the rise of donor-advised funds has been a vitally important civic service.”

I never fail to learn something new.

“Al Cantor is one of the most insightful commentators on philanthropy today. I never fail to learn something new and interesting when I read his columns.”

Ray D. Madoff
Professor
Boston College Law School and Author of "Immortality and the Law"

Alan Cantor Consulting
2019-01-28T07:45:53+00:00

Ray D. Madoff
Professor
Boston College Law School and Author of "Immortality and the Law"

“Al Cantor is one of the most insightful commentators on philanthropy today. I never fail to learn something new and interesting when I read his columns.”
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