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Business people applauding.

“Elaine is a compassionate, talented, funny and smart marketing expert with a ton of knowledge to share with both nonprofits and forprofits.”
Rachel Keen Hutchisson, Director, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, Blackbaud

“Elaine Fogel gets it. She understands the importance of marketing, social and traditional media and clear communication strategies. I would highly recommend her services. I always learn something when I am around Elaine and I appreciate her vision, know-how and leadership within our non-profit community.”
Liz Kaplan, Director of Development at National Association of Women MBAs

“ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! Truly, you are an incredible talent. [The program books] are really beautiful and colorful and entertaining, thank you so very much.”
Christy Welty, President, Greater Arizona Chapter, National Society of Arts and Letters

“Elaine is, plain and simple: highly talented. She has an innate (and excellent) strategic perspective on what makes a business successful. Further, what sets Elaine apart from others is her ability to quickly and effectively assimilate various bits of data together to build new insights and, importantly, to bring those insights to life via exceptional copy writing skills. Elaine is smart, funny, proactive, and a pleasure to work with.”
Harold Weiss, BrandOutlook, LLC

“Elaine was a great help in [our] transitioning from one business focus to another. She took great pains to understand our needs, and was very thorough in researching our market. Her services involved strategic planning, market research, graphic design, copy, preparation of business plan, web development, and logo creation. One of her most valued qualities was her tenacity in prosecuting an idea, often in disagreement with her client, but always informed. I never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind, and with her integrity and honesty she is a great addition to any team.”
Jim Gould, Community Funding Partners/iTowns

“It was a pleasure working with Elaine. She managed our project well and all were pleased with the [end] product.”
Bernard A. Gaffaney, Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter

“Having Elaine Fogel’s marketing and communications expertise has been a tremendous bonus for us. Our organization is very ‘lean and mean’ and that means we have a small staff. Elaine is a valuable consultant for us. When we need to work on a strategic plan or brainstorm for a brochure, we call Elaine and she immediately helps us stay focused. When Elaine tackles a job, there is no one better to help keep the focus and be productive.”
Elizabeth Tregor-Dokken, Associate Director, Arizona Chapter of The AJC

“Elaine is excellent to work with. She is constantly keeping herself and her company up to date with all the new trends in marketing. She looks for the best way to maximize every dollar in her budget to get the most ROI possible. I have been impressed with her ideas, her tenacity and her ability to see the ‘Big Picture’ and not just the moment.”
Barb King, Barb King Marketing & Promotions, SIG moderator for American Marketing Association

“Elaine consulted with us on branding, internal and external communications, and public relations, and I found her to be a communications and marketing specialist of the highest caliber. Elaine is an analytical thinker and possessed the ability to translate complex business needs into feasible solutions. Her background in the non-profit sector was evident as she quickly focused on our need to emphasize building effective and strong, member, supporter, and donor relationships.

We found her resourcefulness as valuable as her in depth needs assessment, and willingness to provide ongoing support as we developed and initiated strategies and projects. Corporations or associations looking for someone with vision, drive, and native intelligence; someone on who they can completely rely, will be delighted to have Elaine on their team.”
E. E. (Liz)Condie, Chief Operating & Financial Officer, Director of Communications and Fund Development, Operation Migration

“Elaine’s passion to help others succeed is evident the first time you meet her. Gabriel’s Angels retained Elaine to review collateral materials and our branding strategy. She gave us her invaluable insight and thus we have implemented several changes. She is highly recommended!”
Pam Gaber, Founder/President, Gabriel’s Angels, Inc.

“After listening to Elaine’s MarketingProfs webinar, I just had to get all 80 students exposed to her vision, expertise, and contagious expression of the importance of engagement within the NFP sector. Elaine masterfully guided me through NFP-specific tactics and previous marketing campaigns: she effortlessly donated her time and energy to my students. Through Elaine, I learned the absolute spirit evoked by a NFP orientation, and true to the Loyola mission in Jesuit education, it is my hope our marketing curriculum can aggressively expand into NFP course offerings.

To express my gratitude here for Elaine’s contribution is truly unrealistic, as I admire her professional affiliation andsteadfast promotion of NFP organizations beyond a simple text endorsement. Consider yourself extremely fortunate to cross-paths with her: via blog, webinar, and maybe, just maybe in person. All my best to Elaine, and many, many thanks on behalf of the Department of Marketing, Loyola University, and the Class of 2009 which experienced a greater capstone experience with her support on board.”
Stacy B. Neier, Clinical Professor, Loyola University Chicago

“Elaine offers excellent marketing and communications skills that are forward thinking and provide her clients with results they can measure. Her connections within the industry are an asset and help bring together key players in making sure the needs of the client are not only met, but exceeded.”
Brian Kon, Sales & Marketing Manager, March of Dimes (Canada)

“I worked hands on with Elaine in her position as National Marketing & Communications Director at Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. She was a total professional and took her job very seriously. If given the opportunity to work alongside her again, I would jump at the opportunity.”
Jeff Toledano, National Manager, Funds Development, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

“Elaine combines solid strategic thinking with a knowledge of how to use the most current tools in social media and
marketing. She is also a pleasure to work with.”
Diane Aboulafia-D’Jaen, Managing Director at GREATWORK Communication

“We received our ribbons today and they look great!! Can’t wait to show them off at our first event and make our donors and volunteers stand out! Thanks so much!”
Pamela Lowe, Assistant Development Officer, Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation

“Elaine designed an ad for my business. I found her to be very thoughtful and creative. She demonstrates attention to detail and is thorough and responsive. I highly recommend her services.”
Jerry Balser, The Balser Group

“I have the extreme privilege of knowing Elaine for the past several years. While it is a virtual relationship, I know from exchanging e-mail, comments on each other’s writings and a careful study of her work, that Elaine is committed to credibility, honesty and openness. I am confident that Elaine’s team and its passion for its clients deliver results in ‘strategic brand-building, integrated marketing communications, and exceptional customer service.’ Most important, you can trust Elaine to do what she promises.”
Lewis Green, author, Founder & Managing Principal at L&G Business Solutions

“Elaine is an example of true leadership in action; not seeking to merely gain followers, but also working hard to cultivate other leaders.”
Michelle Goebel, Goebel Business Services

“Elaine is a dynamo – an utmost professional and marketing guru. She leverages the hilt out of every opportunity and brings incredible value.”
Laine Seaton, Executive Director, Environmental Fund Arizona

“A real Pro!!! Elaine is smart and possesses a wealth of experience to share.”
Eric A. Randolph, Strategy Architect at Noah Kate Inc.

“Elaine is a smart, giving marketer who wants success for everyone, especially her clients. She puts her heart into everything she does.”
Barbara Kaplan, Author, Speaker, “Interior” Designer at Design Dimensions

“Allen, the event went great! The banner looked awesome. The mugs look amazing too, and arrived all in one piece. Thank you for your help and working with us on this really special event.”
Nicole Peňa, Director of Donor and Public Relations, Phoenix Rescue Mission

“When we are trying to make an impact in our marketing, we always look to Elaine for her vision and input. We recommend you do the same.”
Howard J. Fleischmann Sr., Owner/Partner at Community Tire & Automotive Service Specialists

“You won’t find a better team than Allen Fogel & team at Solutions Marketing! They deliver quality, outstanding service and all at an affordable price.”
Katharine Halpin, Master Certified Coach & Leadership Strategist

“In the years that I have worked with Elaine, I have found her to be very enthusiastic, insightful and honest when dealing with her clients and in meeting their objectives. She is very organized in her work and can be relied upon to deliver beyond her clients’ expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend Elaine and Solutions Marketing & Consulting.”
Michelle Lydon, Principal, Symbiosis Designs, Inc.

“Elaine Fogel is a treasure. Her abilities are coupled with a sense of propriety and excellence that make her efforts wonderfully successful. We have utilized her marketing and public relations skills to great benefit…

Elaine is just plain smart! She knows what can work and once the target is identified, spends the time to formulate a proper plan and to develop a budget (time, people and financial resources) that continually results in exciting events. In the wide-world of those calling themselves marketing experts, it was refreshing to find Elaine Fogel, who provides much needed expertise and wisdom, blended with a touch of humor and good cheer. She has solid, out of the box ideas, and a contagious smile that makes even the tough work FUN!”
Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D., Executive Director, AJC – Arizona Chapter

“Elaine was the central reason that my first two national programs were launched so successfully. With a limited budget and limited human resources Elaine worked tirelessly, often well into the evening, to ensure that every detail was taken care of. The results speak for themselves – both programs launched in a matter of months with full branding: logos, materials, hard launch and a media campaign.

Much of what I know about marketing and communications is due to Elaine’s patient explanations of the steps we were taking. I will be forever grateful to Elaine and I will always consider her my ‘marketing guru’!”
Kimberley Dowds, Associate Director, National Programs, March of Dimes, Canada

“I have received all of the items that we ordered to date, and everything was completed to perfection. All of the printed materials far exceeded my expectations, and my committee was extremely pleased with the product, especially the ‘campaign card.’ I can’t thank you enough for your promptness in getting my order completed.”
N. Alan Lundgren, Campaign Chairman, Lions Clubs International, MD21 Arizona

“Working with SOLUTIONS Marketing & Consulting is always a great experience. Allen Fogel goes above and beyond in finding the best product for the best price. His customer service is impeccable. He always helps our agency shine!”
Louise Bowden, Philanthropic Relations Manager, Valle del Sol

“Elaine is an innovative, creative marketer who does a wonderful job crafting practical, cost-effective solutions to meet customers’ needs. She has excellent follow through and provides outstanding customer service. I highly recommend Elaine!”
Karen Ramsey, President and CEO, Lead for Good

“Elaine is an energetic, creative individual with a gift for creating results-oriented marketing solutions for businesses and non-profit organizations, no matter their size.”
Susan de Queljoe, Community Relations Director, St. Vincent de Paul

“Elaine writes one of the best marketing newsletters. She also contributes national content for other online publications that is articulate, insightful and thought-provoking. Elaine is one of the smartest marketing people that I know, and I’ve enjoyed working with her on two projects because of her enthusiasm, creativity and intelligence.”
Doug Bruhnke, CEO, Growth Nation

“We hired Elaine Fogel to develop a marketing plan and create a new image for our marketing materials. Elaine was creative and patient throughout the process, with the result being a fabulous new brand look for our business materials. We highly recommend her marketing services.”
Deborah & Bill Mitchell (The Mitchells) West USA Realtors

“A consummate professional focused on the customer’s needs, Elaine comes to the table prepared to listen with a view to problem solve with you. In addition to being talented, Elaine is Collaborative, Creative and Committed. She is an exceptional relationship builder, going ‘above & beyond’ in the development and implementation of programs to ensure the client’s satisfaction.”
Iliana Arapis, Communications Manager, Transamerica Life

“I don’t know Elaine that well outside of a few interactions on LinkedIn and MarketingProfs. I will say though that some day I hope to be as respected and sought after as Elaine is in this industry. Her blog posts and discussions are thought provoking, insightful and entertaining. If nothing else, I strongly recommend that you follow her wherever she is posting/speaking.”
Morgan Moran, Principal, Morgan Moran Consulting

“TriYoung recently celebrated 10 years in business, Elaine prepared a professional press release and media packet and gave expert advice on promotion of such an event. She provided expert services and excellent content with media contacts. I would recommend Elaine to anyone who is looking to promote their business through marketing and public relations strategies. A true expert in the field.”
Julie Young, Principal, TriYoung Business Solutions, Inc.

“Elaine consulted with our nonprofit during a time of renewing our brand. She provided wonderful advice that was spot-on in regards to the methods and practices to engage in for a successful outcome. I would highly recommend Elaine.”
Peggy Paullin, Director of Development, New Way Learning Academy

“Elaine helped me develop a logo and materials for a new company. She gave me options and choices that met my budget and time line. I recommend Elaine and SOLUTIONS Marketing & Consulting.”
Alan Knobloch, President, Planned Giving Executives

“Elaine serves on the committee I chair – the Association of Fundraising Professionals Communications & Marketing Committee. Her skill set has been tremendously helpful and she always makes excellent strategic recommendations. Elaine is a very valuable committee asset.”
Martha H. Schumacher, CFRE President, Hazen Inc., Chair, AFP Communications & Marketing Committee

“Elaine and I worked on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Arizona Chapter together. Elaine is 99% of the time ‘ahead of the curve’ in her efforts and has multiple ideas to advance and promote our association. She is diligent in her work, assess situations in a timely manner and acts accordingly.

We are in the process of a renewal membership campaign as a result of Elaine’s persistence as well as a new marketing effort to encourage new membership for our organization. I am most appreciative of Elaine’s efforts and persuasive abilities that served to push our group into embracing some new ideas.”
Laura Barton, Director of Major Gifts, Catholic Charities Community Services

“I have had the privilege of knowing Elaine for several years and the level of expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm to her work is beyond words. She consistently embraces every challenge and turns it into a working process and her leadership is contagious. She is a welcome addition to any organization she is affiliated with and the ultimate initiator of a successful process.”
Larry Bleich, CSPG, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

“Allen, the letter openers arrived today. Want to thank you and your wife for your wonderful service in getting these items to me. …Hope to do business with you again in the future. Thanks again!”
Cynthia Primo Martin, Founder and Board Chair, Trustees of Color

“I had the opportunity to connect, interact and watch Elaine at the recent American Marketing Association Nonprofit Conference in Washington, DC. As the conference chair, Elaine brought immense thought leadership, relevant marketing insights, and interactive storytelling fun to the conference. She kept the audience members engaged through the two day event, and ensured that people interacted, networked and personally benefited from this conference. I know I did. Great job, Elaine!”
La Sridhar, Founder and President, ResearchSense, Inc.

“Solutions Marketing & Consulting has become integral to the success of Southwest Concierge. Elaine’s effort to understand our unique business, and its value to our customers, has allowed her to articulate the Southwest Concierge message perfectly and succinctly… Solutions Marketing & Consulting is a true business partner. I would strongly recommend Elaine and Solutions Marketing & Consulting to anyone looking to expand [his/her] business.”
Timothy O’Connell, President, Southwest Concierge

“Allen, just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoy working with you! We always get great service, and our latest order was no exception. The six-foot fitted tablecloth we just received is fantastic! We brought it to an event and it drew so much attention to our booth. Having the logo in a high-contrast color was a great idea! Other vendors at the event came over to us and asked for your contact information, which I gladly gave them.

I always appreciate the great service, amazing quality and wonderful prices that you offer. Thank you so much, Allen!”
Lisa Goin, on behalf of ICM Food & Clothing Bank

“Elaine has been instrumental in helping me change my perspective on the direction non-profit businesses should take to be successful. Thanks Elaine.”
Justin Harris, Management Associate, The Centers for Habilitation – TCH

“Elaine is a consummate professional that deeply and authentically cares for her clients from beginning to finish. Elaine provides excellent value for the services she provides and goes above and beyond in any given project. I would not hesitate to hire Elaine again and again.”
Gail M. Curran MS, MBA, VP, ACCEL

“I wanted to let you know that I shared your recent blog [post] with the members of the board of directors of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society. I thought it is timely as the board moves forward and looks at how they move from an organization that holds two events a year to implementing their five-year plan of establishing a foundation that serves as one of Arizona’s premier non-profit fund raising resources that will be able to provide grants to organizations providing services to our AZ Veterans.”
Teri Grier, ACC, MPA, PMC, CLC, President and Founder, Dynamic Coaching and Consulting

“Elaine is a hands on, roll up your sleeves person, very knowledgeable and a tremendous asset to any organization. She specializes in marketing strategy and execution for non-profits, a sector that can always be greatly assisted by her marketing expertise.”
Marilyn Kafka, Account Executive, Republic Direct (The Arizona Republic)

“Allen, thank you so much for your quick attention to this last minute order! You have been wonderful to work with.”
Jennifer Lawless, Director of Marketing, Benevilla

“Elaine truly has her pulse on the needs of non-profits and small businesses. She not only supplies them with tangible awareness products, but invaluable resources. As a colleague in the industry, I enjoy absorbing her content and ideas as well.”
Kay McDonald, CEO/Charity Charms

“I (finally) read the article about Moses – the first CEO. I thought it was very insightful and well written. I just wanted to email and say that I very much enjoyed reading it. I also thought it was inspiring to see someone with a history of success humbly mention that you had taken a class only several years before writing the article. Again, it was a different and enjoyable article – the first one to prompt me to research and compliment the author. Thank you for sharing your insight.”
Shane C. Crump, Baton Rouge, LA

“Elaine, I very much enjoyed reading your article this morning….short…to the point and highly usable!”
Rika Levin, New York, NY

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