Testimonials

What Clients Say About Pamela Sophiajohn
(A collection of testimonials presented in part throughout this website)


“Pamela is more than a writer. She is a strategic thinker who is a valuable resource when creating new programs and more. When the Foundation for Spirituality & Medicine invited CHANA to submit a proposal for a new program, she helped us craft the program structure and we won the full grant award. Also, when CHANA received this award at a public meeting, a member of the Grant Review Committee said our proposal was one of the best he had ever reviewed.”

Nancy Aiken, Executive Director
CHANA (Counseling, Helpline & Aid Network for Abused Women)Baltimore MD


“At a crossroad time in our history, Pamela provided us with an insightful and substantive assessment of the organization’s grant writing readiness and funding potential — a practical report that directly helped us to clarify our position, review our options, and determine our next steps forward.”

Carol Koetting-Freeman, Grants Committee Chair
PHA FINANCIAL ADVOCATES, Columbus OH


“Pamela has been a valuable part of the Spikenard Farm team since 2014. Her grant writing skills helped us win a $200,000 matching grant challenge from The Cabell Foundation. And her fundraising skills helped us win the additional $200,000 matching gift support. We very much appreciate her ability to effectively communicate our mission and core values. She is also excellent in project planning and has made valuable contributions to our capital campaign and leadership succession process. We give her a high recommendation.”

Gunther Hauk,  Executive Director & Head Apiarist
SPIKENARD FARM HONEYBEE SANCTUARY, Floyd VA


“When looking for a fundraising consultant, the JPI Board of Directors chose Pamela because she also brought successful experience in communications, strategic planning, project management, and more. Serving during an important time of leadership transition, Pamela worked to support JPI product sales and fundraising efforts by collaborating with the Board and staff on a variety of projects. Key projects included the development of a new product catalog, new organizational brochure, regular email marketing, and website updates. However, behind all this was her strong leadership ability to facilitate our annual Board retreat and strategic planning process. She is reliable, deadline oriented, and excellent in her ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and authentic way.”

Patricia Frazier, Board President
JPI (Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics), Floyd VA 


“Pamela Sophiajohn provides the professionalism and clarity of vision we need for upgrading our communications to meet our fundraising goals. We especially appreciate Pamela’s ability to craft key messages that help brand the Foundation’s unique role in the Camphill movement. And as a donor centered writer, her communications make it easy for our supporters to see how their gifts are making a difference!”

Shelley Burtt, Executive Director
CAMPHILL FOUNDATION OF NORTH AMERICA, Chestnut Ridge NY


“Sophiajohn’s clear writing style and strategic communication skills are a great asset to any organization. She is able to cut through volumes of information quickly, and her writing gets to the heart and brings fundraising results.”

Jamie Phillippe, Former VP of External Affairs
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, Chicago IL


“Pamela Sophiajohn is a professional writer who can produce effective fund raising materials on time and with seeming ease… (Her) communications successfully helped our YWCA to win new donors and launch new programs.”

Sitara Harvey-Cook, Former Executive Director
YWCA MIDDLE RIO GRANDE, Albuquerque NM


“I utilize the communication and fund raising services of Pamela Sophiajohn on an ongoing basis to support my various community development projects. She is quick to understand project issues and her writing skills are excellent. She does quality work and I wholeheartedly recommend her.”

Ron Puthoff, Consultant
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, Chickasaw OH


“SOPHIAJOHN Writes is an excellent resource to our marketing company. Pamela totally immerses herself in the work, and her writing brings clarity and creativity to our marketing projects.”

Twyla Hayes, Creative Director
BRAND IT MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, Rockford OH


“Thank you for helping us through some chaotic months last year due to staff changes. Most of the grants you wrote received awards and our funding cycle has stabilized…”

Patricia Crowley, Former Executive Director
DEBORAH’S PLACE, Chicago IL


“As a talented fundraiser with excellent communication skills, Pamela Sophiajohn consistently demonstrated diplomacy and sensitivity in all her writing…and exemplified what it means to be mission-driven.”

Janet Halstead, Former Executive Director
ZONTA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION, Chicago IL


“Pamela was the writer on a team of volunteers who prepared a series of communication for a nonprofit organization. She asked great questions to get to the true purpose of the communication, provided added insight to the team, and contributed significantly to a final output that was well received by the client. If you want a writer who is well-versed in fund raising and communications, I recommend you reach out to Pamela for support. She’ll do a great job for you!”

Doug Bierl, Consultant & Founder
STEPPING-STONE MARKETING CONSULTING, Columbus OH


“Pamela is a reliable, results oriented fundraiser. She brings a refreshing clarity and honesty to her work… and has a keen sensitivity to the many complex issues related to contemporary Native American culture.”

Della Warrior, Past President
INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS, Santa Fe NM


“While working on the Great Columbus Foodshed Project, I met Pamela Sophiajohn whose professional grant writing experience helped us identify and solicit foundation and corporate funding. Pamela is a highly organized and reliable professional with a clear, succinct writing style. She is definitely capable of cutting through nonsense and getting to the heart of things quickly.”

Noreen Warnock, Director of Public Policy
LOCAL MATTERS, Columbus OH


“Pamela has successfully guided our non-profit organization in developing grant templates, annual letters, budgets, and marketing tools that are consistent, detailed, and well-written. Her strengths in synthesizing new subject matter and explaining it clearly and concisely have greatly benefitted our start-up organization and have helped us transition to our growth phase. I highly recommend her services.”

Denise McCall, Co-Executive Director
SCALE (Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement), Baltimore MD


“I enjoy working with Pamela. She is a good listener… Her outside perspective and writing have definitely improved the effectiveness of our fund raising communications.”

Robert Karp, Executive Director
BIODYNAMIC FARMING AND GARDENING ASSOCIATION, Milwaukee WI


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