Shantal Cashman, CFRE, Interim Director, Athletics, University of British Columbia (2015)

“I approached Guy for coaching when I wanted to be challenged to get fresh and critical insight into my professional practices.  Guy is remarkable in how quickly he adapted to my needs and communication style.  Each meeting, we dove into specific challenges as Guy shared his own experiences and knowledge and encouraged me to do the same so that together, we arrived at solutions.  Guy’s coaching is affirmative and enthusiastic and the result has been an immediate impact on my day-t0day goals, practices, and donor interactions.”

Sue McCoy, MA, CFRE,  Director of Development, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Miracle Children’s Network Workshop, 2013

“Guy Mallabone is one of the most engaging speakers around today. Guy knows how to efficiently and effectively deliver key messages that are easy to comprehend. He draws on his vast knowledge of fundraising by sharing many case studies that make participants feel they are having a personal discussion with Guy. He has the passion and the energy that leaves you wanting more. He is incredibly astute when it comes to reading his audience and is able to tailor the message accordingly. Anytime I get the opportunity, I recommend Guy Mallabone as a speaker.”

Colin Cornish, CEO, Australian National Youth Orchestra, 2012

“Guy has delivered two workshops for the Australian Youth Orchestra specifically around our 65th Anniversary major gifts campaign. On both occasions he was inspiring, motivational and passionate. He has a wonderful ability to quickly understand the challenges an organisation faces, as well as identify the untapped areas that could reap rewards. As a result he is very accessible, not only to professional fundraisers but also to Boards and Committees who may be new to fundraising. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

Mary Vallentine AO, CEO, Melbourne Recital Centre, 2012

“I have attended a number of seminars on fundraising which offer plenty of textbook advice and personal experience which never seemed to quite suit my situation or organisation but I must say that Guy Mallabone broke this mould. He inspired and motivated me and several of our Board at the Melbourne Recital Centre when he visited last year in a gathering for many arts companies in Melbourne. As a result, we have engaged him for a seminar with our staff and then our board for advice and practical assistance on developing our major gifts plan. he will also help to train our staff and board on how each of us can contribute to the whole process. He is the genuine article!”

Laura Graham-Prentice, VP Commuonications & Marketing, YMCA Greater Toronto, 2012

“I know you will be most excited when we announce major gifts, but thought you should know that your feedback into the sales materials was invaluable.”

Andre McIntrye, Fundraising Manager, Black Swan State Theatre (Australia) 2012

“Guy’s presentation provided me with insights into amazing and successful fundraising strategies, as well as lots of fantastic advice for our activities. He was both motivating and inspiring – 6 months later I still regularly refer to my notes from the workshop.”

Ann Rosenfield, CFRE, Executive Director, WoodGreen Foundation (Toronto, Canada) 2011

“In less than 10 minutes on the phone Guy analyzed my problem, developed a solution, and walked me though the process. I went from semi-panicked “how on earth am I going to deal with this” to “I can do that!” Personal qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

Jo Malone, Philanthropy Manager, PICA (Australia), 2012

“I went to Guy’s Sydney workshop because I had seen him present in Adelaide in early 2011. I wasn’t disappointed. I like the fact that Guy is a practical and experienced fundraiser. He talks from a realistic perspective, not one based on the theory but with a deep understanding of the issues faced at the grass roots level. His approach is pragmatic and applicable to both small and large organisations. I am going again!”

Archdeacon M. Ansley Tucker (Rector, Christ Anglican Church), Calgary, Canada 2011

Guy Mallabone brought us an impressive command of philanthropic motivation, and of fundraising principles and practices. In short, we felt we could trust his advice. He possesses a natural readiness of expression which keeps potential donors “in the conversation;” and he is a positive and gifted mentor and team-builder. In our situation, he worked quickly, strategically, and effectively to jumpstart a planned giving program which could be implemented and sustained from within the organization.

Brooke Stanton, Fundraising Officer, William Clarke College, NSW, Australia 2010

I just wanted to personally touch base and say thank you so much for presenting at the FIA conference. Your passion and enthusiasm for fundraising was contagious. I attended your Masterclass and was inspired. As a result, I then attended the two other sessions you hosted after that. I have been a marketing manager for some time but this was my first time at FIA and your presentations over the duration of the conference were the highlight for me. I certainly made this known in my conference evaluation.

Alanna Wall, Director, Education: CentrePoint, 2009 Workshop Evaluation

“Guy, it was a pleasure to attend your course. I particularly appreciated the sound educational principles and techniques you use to get your subject matter across to the people in a relevant fashion. It can be quite tricky to find experts who are engaging speakers and who also use adult learning approaches, but you did so effectively and seamlessly.”

Jeanie Seto, UNICEF, (Geneva, Switzerland) 2010

“Another outstanding workshop Guy, so say the evaluations from delegates of the Major Donor Clinic and Fundraising Forum. I have received nothing but positive feedback, and want to thank you on behalf of UNICEF International for helping us lead our training session in Istanbul, Turkey. Your words definitely motivated everyone on what they should be doing when they get back home.”

Cynthia Quigley, Manager: 2008 AFP Toronto Fundraising Congress

“Guy, we have just completed your evaluations … make sure you have a glass of wine when you read these. You were very well received”

Tiffany Hardy, Advancement Officer, University of Southern Queensland, Australia 2010

Thank you so much for taking so much time with us at the conference. We were really blessed to have you come and speak to us, I really enjoyed your master class, and your other presentations. I hope to put to use at least a few of your ideas and concepts and do my best to implement some changes into our office. I found your presentations very informative and easy to listen to.

Participant, AFP Essential Series, Board & Volunteer Development Module, Calgary, Canada 2010

Guy is an excellent speaker. No one was lost or confused and everyone was engaged. I could listen to Guy for days.

Monte Greenshields, General Manager, Resource Development, Calgary Humane Society, Calgary, Canada 2010

Guy, thanks for your presentation this evening at the Fund Development Plus workshop. Your work is superb.

Alberto Ghione, Student, University of Bologna Masters in Fundraising program, Forli, Italy, May 2010

Guy has been my Major Donor professor at the Master in Fundraising, and my mentor during my internship at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, Canada. Let me me say that he is simply one of the best professors and fundraisers I have ever met. It’s hard to find someone that can unite passion and professionalism, but this is Guy: he really believes in what he does, and he does it very well. If he is in town for a conference, absolutely don’t miss him! And, let me also say that he is becoming an excellent italian speaker…” May 19, 2010