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Advancing Equity Through Philanthropy

I cannot overstate the impact that Maia has had on my research career! From the very beginning, she took the time to understand my work and was committed to helping me identify funding sources that aligned perfectly with my research goals. Thanks to Maia’s dedication and efforts, I was able to secure over $1 million in funding. These grants allowed me to generate the pilot data needed for additional federal and state funding that took my research to a whole new level. Maia's contributions have been nothing short of extraordinary, and her support will forever hold a special place in my heart. Her belief in my work and her relentless pursuit of opportunities have been instrumental in jumpstarting my research career, and for that, I am profoundly grateful.

Dr. Diana AzzamAssistant Professor, Florida International University

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Fundraising: Advancing Equity Through Inclusive Philanthropy was a fabulously challenging course that offered insightful and actionable strategies that I was able to bring back to my organization. The homework assignments were thought provoking. The entire series was very well thought out and presented in a very organized and understandable way. I highly recommend this course for fundraisers looking to advance equity in their organization.

Elizabeth GordonDirector, Major Gifts
Old Town School of Folk Music

Maia McGill is a leader in a plethora of ways. I had the opportunity to witness her executive talent on many occasions over the 5 years we worked together. She is a visionary in her industry and a person who has never displaced herself from a community-centered approach. I have watched her listen to the ideas of colleagues on the front lines and invite their lived experiences to formulate successful strategies. These successful strategies have helped the development and implementation of programs and services that promote diversity within organizations. She has proven herself to be a tireless advocate for those she invites onto her team - by not only entrusting individuals with their assigned roles but also empowering them to engage in innovative fashions. Maia takes the role of a coach in her professional endeavors; working closely with employees, management, and stakeholders to ensure that internal policies and practices reflect a continuous commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Pamela LopezBusiness Development and Head Curator, ZDC Consulting LLC

In the 30 years of my professional employment, I have never participated in a DEI training more impactful or more usable. Maia and her team have created a supportive and safe environment for everyone to lean into the important work of DEI, all while being provided actionable steps to make improvements. The skills my team and I garnered have opened my eyes to the structures in fundraising that need to be addressed. I couldn’t recommend Maia more highly

Melissa JohnsonExecutive Director, Bellevue College Foundation

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