Clients and Testimonials

What people are saying about Ken Goldstein & Goldstein Consulting:

“I highly recommend Ken. He came to MCR during a very difficult time, and did a stellar job of stabilizing the organization – for both the board and the staff. His calm, experienced leadership was exactly what the agency needed, and made my job as the incoming ED infinitely easier.”

– Jennifer Anderson-Ochoa, Executive Director, Mountain Community Resources

“[Ken] came into an organization that was in turmoil, but managed to get the organization back to full functionality very quickly, so the clients did not suffer during the transition. He quickly built a strong relationship with the entire Support Network team. He also played a key role in implementing the merger with the YWCA. … I can highly recommend Ken for any leadership role.”

– Evert Wolsheimer, Chairman of the Board, Support Network

“We have hired Ken numerous times to provide fundraising training to our local nonprofits. Having worked as both an executive director, staff trainers and consultant, he is able to share practical and proven techniques. He understands the challenges of grassroots and larger organizations. I appreciate his flexibility. He is great and easy to work with. I recommend him both as a trainer and fundraising consultant.”

– Luis Chabolla, Communications Officer, Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

“Ken is a skilled and savvy nonprofit professional. I have worked with him on two projects. Both involved complex mergers. In both cases he was the interim Executive Director of one of the agencies. Not only did he continue to maintain the level of service and funding for the organizations, he also handled the complex and sensitive negotiations surrounding the details of combining two operations each with its own internal culture. He is skilled in managing people and sensitive to their needs and concerns.”

– Anne Dunham, Director of Operations, Grail Family Services


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Among the many organizations that I have worked with are:

    • Community Family Services (now a division of Kidango, Inc.)

    • Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County

    • Communities for Sustainable Monterey County Community

    • CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

    • Cyclists for Cultural Exchange

    • Friends of Oakland Animal Services

    • Glen View Alliance: a five-agency collaborative consisting of Go Kids, MACSA, Rebekah Children’s Services, School-Linked Services, and Gilroy Unified School District

    • Grail Family Services

    • Human Care Alliance (Santa Cruz County)

    • International Facility Management Association (IFMA) – Silicon Valley

    • Los Gatos Education Foundation

    • Mid-Peninsula Environmental Educators Association

    • Montalvo (“Villa Montalvo Arts”)

    • Mountain Community Resources

    • Papillon Center for Loss & Transition

    • Recovery Cafe Network

    • San Jose Stage Company

    • St. Francis Center of Redwood City

    • Support Network (now a division of YWCA-Silicon Valley)

(Partial listings – not complete)

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