Hannah Street Consulting, Inc. grew out of a desire to help a diverse group of organizations improve their planning, fundraising, marketing/public relations and volunteer recruitment. The founding goal of Hannah Street Consulting was to serve small and mid-sized organizations in building capacity in a very affordable and hands-on way.
Since 2003, Hannah Street has served many organizations in the Providence and Greater Boston metropolitan areas and across the country. Some examples of issues on which we’ve worked are: homelessness and poverty, students with learning differences, historic preservation, arts and culture, youth education, land and water preservation and arts for inner city youth. Organizational budgets have varied from $500,000 to $20 million annually.
Work to date has produced results and reaffirmed Hannah Street’s conviction that small and mid-sized organizations can make big gains using affordable counsel and hands-on assistance. Hannah Street remains committed to being accessible to the non-profit community – to organizations of all sizes, for a wide variety of projects.
Hannah Street now comprises two consultants – Jennifer Gazdacko and the founder, Betsy Grenier. They work with clients on funding plans, special events, grants and major gifts as well as individual giving, specifically growing annual appeals, developing major gift programs and improving cultivation and stewardship of donors as well as strategic planning, feasibility studies and campaign implementation and special events. The consulting team is supported by assistants who bring valuable research, writing, and planning skills to their work.
“Hiring Hannah Street Consulting and working with Betsy for the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket’s Capital Campaign was the best decision we could have made. Betsy is an experienced professional who confidently led us across the finish line of our $8M Campaign. She was prepared, realistic with expectations, an incredible coach, and inspired us all along the way, especially when we thought we might not make it. I highly recommend Betsy and Hannah Street to anyone who is looking for counsel. You will not be disappointed!”
– Amy Gravell, Director of Development
“Newport Community School has collaborated with Hannah Street for more than 10 years. We have no dedicated development staff and rely on Hannah Street to partner on grants, appeals and continued strengthening of our program. It is a team effort and we are always clear that Hannah Street is invested in our success."
– Tracy L. Shea, Executive Director