Clients & What They Are Saying


“Grant writing had been a pain point for years because we were constantly reinventing the wheel whenever it was time to apply for a grant. Working with Jennie at The Nonprofit Gardener was a game changer! She worked to organize our documents and create a grant template that we could pull from when writing grants. Having all of the information in one place made grant writing so much easier and less time consuming. This year, we received the most we’ve ever gotten in grant funding including a multi-year $50,000 operational grant! Thanks Jennie!”   — Naimah Sharif, Founder and Executive Director, NLife

“Jennie is a true professional who gets to know your organization, creates and excellent case for giving/granting and can be relied on to meet goals. I so enjoy collaborating with her.” — David Brownstein, Executive Director, Wild Earth

“It was so refreshing to work with Jennie. As a newer organization, we wanted to ensure we had clear plans in place as we moved forward. Jennie was extremely efficient at assisting with language formation, and truly capturing our ideas and vision and putting them into words we couldn’t seem to find.” – Atiya Wells, Founder and President, BLISS Meadows

“One of the best parts about working with Jennie is that she is a strong planner who manages complex deadlines and timelines proactively which makes our work that much easier and effective.” – Jonathan Stevens, Managing Director, Development & Strategy, Teach For America, Rio Grande Valley

“Jennie’s guidance on creating a strategic fundraising plan with our Board was just what we needed to train our fundraising focus. She helped break down the process of achieving our goals into actionable tasks with real results.” Cappella Festiva, Poughkeepsie, NY

“This is a whole new world to me and I am delighted to learn from such an expert. [Jennie] is extremely intelligent, professional, highly organized and has a wonderful friendly, helpful attitude. I particularly appreciate how quickly and accurately she responds to my desperate emails for help.” – Judith Muir, President, Reach Out Arts, Verbank, NY

“As a fairly new Board of Directors there was some anxiety about how the Board should go about fundraising.  Jennie came to one of our meetings and really made us see things from a new perspective:  it’s all about relationships and there are many ways to cultivate those relationships.  We appreciated her knowledge, guidance, and insights.  She is a valuable resource for any non-profit.” – Cathie Morton, Board Secretary, Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, Dover Plains, NY

“Working with Jennie on collaborative grant writing projects has been a wonderful and seamless experience. She brings a wealth of experience in multiple disciplines including donor management, technical writing, program evaluation, and fundraising operations. Her grants are effortlessly persuasive and her style is always succinct and clear. Ramapo for Children has had the benefit of Jennie’s expertise and passion for many years and continues to benefit from the fruits of her labor with several foundation partnerships standing the test of time on the back of her exemplary groundwork. Thank you Jennie, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate!” — Chris Olver, Associate Executive Director, Development, Strategy & Operations, Ramapo for Children, Rhinebeck, NY

“Working with Jennie is a pleasure! Her work ethic and fundraising effectiveness are excellent. She is a great thought partner and provides unique perspective and insight.” – Josh Aronson, Founder, Harmony Project Hudson, Hudson, NY

“Jennie Swantz is amazing. She is a change agent for this world. You are lucky if she is part of your team. “– Susan Goodman Goldstein, retired social worker