Client Testimonals

Kristin, you have outdone yourself. It is so impressive. You are amazing and I appreciate your commitment to improving the Springfield community through your work. You are a behind-the-scenes unsung hero!

— Jan Gambach
Mental Health Centers of Central IL


Kristin was very helpful and took the time to answer my questions.

I like Kristin’s style. Though she has great experience she does not set herself up as the expert and always invites input, which means the class gets the benefit of everyone’s experience.

For me, this workshop as conducted by Ms. Olson was thoughtful and well organized. I believe this was a positive learning experience for each of the attendees.

—Workshop Participants


Kristin Olson is a true expert in her field. Not only is she a successful grant writer, she has an amazing ability to teach others how to do what she does so they too can be successful. She is extremely organized and a good communicator. Her experience has been invaluable to me in the fulfillment of my professional goals.

—Barbara Clark
Foundation and Corporate Relations, Blackburn College


. . . We are really fine tuning how to work as a team to complete competitive grant applications. Kristin, as always, your service to us is invaluable.

—Cindy Kiriakos
Mental Health Centers of Central IL


Kristin has played a vital role in enhancing this Organization’s grant writing, collaborative relation building and program development efforts. She is conscientious and professional and ensures that every aspect of her service delivery is of excellent quality. She has single-handedly saved us thousands of dollars in grant writing efforts.

—Nina M. Harris, President/CEO
Springfield Urban League


Your work is priceless — we are very satisfied with your services. . . You’re the staff behind the scenes.

—Nelson Cuevas
Cultivadores/Cultivators


The most remarkable characteristic I have witnessed in Kris is her absolute dedication to furthering the missions of not-for-profit organizations. We have solicited her grant writing services not simply because of her ability to write successful grant proposals but mostly because of her ability to understand our agency and its needs. She has a diverse background, and one of her strengths is the ability to describe our agency to grant readers in a concise yet comprehensive manner.

—Jolene Dixon
4 Counties for Kids


I cannot thank you enough for all the assistance you provided us on this application. This is quite a testament to your knowledge, professionalism and ability to lead on a collaborative effort. We could NOT have done this without you!

— Cindy Kiriakos
Mental Health Centers of Central IL


Wow! Just got thru reading the application – Congratulations to everyone and thanks in particular to Kristin who has clearly and imaginatively articulated the vision in concrete terms.

— Sheila Stocks-Smith
Mayor’s Office, City of Springfield, IL


I am absolutely amazed at what Kristin did with the information we gave her. I love good writing, and Kristin truly produced the best I’ve read in a very long time! My sincere compliments.

— Donna Boschulte
Springfield Head Start


I think it’s amazing that Kristin can pull all of the disparate myriad pieces of information into a concise yet comprehensive focused document.

—Jan Gambach
Mental Health Centers of Central IL


Kristin, thank you so much for the informative & well-organized workshop. It was clear you had a highly engaged audience. I too learned a lot.

Pamela Salela
Central IL Nonprofit Resource Center, Univ of IL at Springfield