Clients & Testimonials

These following organizations have utilized and greatly benefited from Mitch’s services since 2010:

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary (AFCC)
    “Mitch Ravvin’s support of the AFCC has been wholehearted, professional and effective. He helped us to achieve more than double our sponsorship revenue from the previous year. The assistance of friends like Mitch in critical non program efforts like the AFCC’s Annual Gala are invaluable to us and to the community we serve”. Sandra Sutter, President, Board of Directors, AFCC
  • Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park (BCHP) 
 “I have enjoyed working with Mitchell Ravvin immensely on our last team project.  His    enthusiasm and kindness are genuine and he is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done and done well.  Mitchell would be a valuable addition to any project involving Indigenous relations, financial management and sensitive socio-economic issues.” Deneen Allen, Project Manager, BCHP, and Founder & President, Pure North Canada Ltd.
  •  Disabled Sailing Association of Alberta (DSA-Alberta)
    “Mitch was very conscientious, and had a great attitude. We were impressed with his personalized approach and work ethic, as well as his communication with our organization. He strove to accurately represent our organization as a member, rather than as a contractor.” Matthew Schneider, Business Manager, DSA-Alberta
  • McMan Youth, Family & Community Services (Calgary)
    “Even though Mitch had a short time frame to work with, he still managed to add some revenue and profit from both sponsors and golfers; previous to his involvement we were only expecting to break even. We would definitely consider working with Mitch again and endorsing his effective work ethics and professionalism.” Ava Morasch, former Director of Finance, McMan Youth, Family & Community Services
  • North Rocky View Community Links Society
    “Mitch has assisted us with a number of fundraising projects over time including: Two successful annual campaigns that have helped us attract new donors to our organization; Mitch has helped us change our donor data base which has proved extremely valuable for us; through his cultivation and relationship building skills, coupled with his proposal and grant writing skills, in our last fiscal year from April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014, Mitch assisted us in bringing in approximately $300,000 to meet our budget needs. Mitch is a fundraiser that produces results. It has been a great pleasure working with Mitch over the years and I would highly recommend contracting his professional fundraising services.” Brenda Hume, Executive Director, Community Links

EDUCATION

  • Airdrie Koinonia Christian School (AKCS)
    “We’re really glad that he was a part of our team. Mitch was our school’s external fundraiser, which was a daunting task as he worked hard to create connections between our school and the business community. His continually cheerful nature and helpfulness spoke volumes for his character and personality. Mitch would be a definite asset to any organization, both because of his team player personality and his sacrificial efforts” Earl Driedger, Principal, AKCS
  • Airdrie Public Library
    “Mitch Ravvin presented a PowerPoint presentation for a few hours on December 12, 2012 to a number of the Airdrie Public Library Board and Staff. I found the information he presented very good, Mitch’s presentation style very engaging, I liked Mitch’s local references since he is already working with a couple of clients at this time in Airdrie, and would certainly consider working with Mitch or recommending his professional fundraising services.” Shelley Sweet, Board member of Airdrie Public Library, and Managing Director of Airdrie Housing Limited
  • Environmental Law Centre (Alberta)

HEALTH

 

  • Epilepsy Association of Calgary
    “We were literally drowning as a result of the impact of the 2013 floods in Calgary and needed to reconnect with existing donors as well as reach out to new ones. With Mitch’s skill and expertise, not only did Mitch help increase our annual donations, he helped secure a number of three year commitments and foundation grants. EAC was in need of a life raft, which Mitch ably provided and we’re looking forward to a continued working relationship. Thank you Mitch!” Kathy Fyfe, Executive Director, Epilepsy Association of Calgary

PERSONAL TESTIMONIALS

“Mitch is extremely passionate about his work and has an out of the box thinking approach that allows himself and the people he is working with to see all angles of the task that is at hand. I look forward to a continuing partership with Mitch for many years to come.” Mike Hambly Owner/Operator, Braille It
  • Canada West Foundation
    “Mitch’s assignment…was a challenging one…Mitch poured a great deal of energy into the challenge and …we were impressed by the vitality he brought to the office …as well as…a great deal of determination, energy and grit” Dr. Roger Gibbins, former President and CEO, Canada West Foundation
  • Catherine Brownlee
    “Mitch Ravvin is the consummate professional with an excellent reputation. He successfully crossed over from “corporate” to the “nonprofit” world and we are all so fortunate for that reason! Mitch’s contributions to our community through his professional work and his volunteer efforts are exceptional and exemplary. Thank you Mitch!” Catherine Brownlee, CEO-Prominent Personnel
  • Jewish Community Foundation, Calgary
    “Mitch Ravvin is an inspiring professional. I am so proud to count on him as…colleague in the fundraising community.” Milton Bogoch, former President, Jewish Community Foundation, Calgary
  • Southern Alberta Brain Injury Society (SABIS) 
    “Mitch’s generosity of spirit and willingness to mentor the fund development activities of our employees has been a great benefit to the Society. Mitch’s knowledge of the charitable sector of the economy in combination with his knowledge of fund development strategies makes him a capable and dedicated fund development resource.” Dr. Dennis J. Cooney, former Executive Director, SABIS
  • Spectra Alternative Solutions
    “Mitch has worked closely with me on many fund development and special event initiatives. Without his dedication, skills and enthusiasm, many of the major achievements of the time would not have been fully realized. It  has been a pleasure to work with Mitch and I look forward to additional opportunities in the future.” Cal Schuler, C.H.R.P., Disability Consultant, Spectra Alternative Solutions
  • Spinal Cord Injury Alberta
    “Mitch demonstrated a high level of energy and expertise toward developing the capacity of the organization to broaden the base of revenues. Mitch demonstrated success during a very challenging economic climate…and I particularly commend him for his mentorship to colleagues around the importance and use of contact management software.” Teren Clarke, BN, MM (Mgmt) Chief Executive Officer, Spinal Cord Injury Alberta
  • Werklund Foundation

    ” Mitch has a very professional approach. He is very good at his job and one of the few fundraisers that is exceptional at building relationships with funders.” Shannon Knutson, Foundation Administrator, Werklund Foundation