Testimonials

We're pleased to say that we have an excellent track record with organisations we work with. Below are testimonials from our multi-country clients:


Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF)

“Thank you for your work and excellent facilitation with the parent/patient associations of TIF. Seeing you in action was inspirational. Simply superb and thank you once again.”
Dr Androulla Eleftheriou, Executive Director

International HIV/AIDS Alliance

“I believe the art of facilitation enables a group to reach an outcome for which they will be fully committed and responsible. I saw that in action through the way Usha facilitated our country-focused strategy session. She played the role of a catalyst, creating the conditions for productive behaviour to develop. She is an active listener, very observant, sensitive to group dynamics and genuinely interested in a co-created outcome.”
Mimmo Di Giacomo, Head of Team - Business Development and New Markets

Social Enterprise Association (Singapore)

“Usha provided fundraising consultancy to Social Enterprise Association in 2012. She is a veteran non-profit leader, entrenched in the Singapore and Asian landscape.
She provided Management with the foundation framework and built fundraising as a seamless overlay over the core work of the Association. She guided the Association in presenting its pitches to foundations and corporations and obtained great traction and interest. Her network opened doors for the Association. She impressed with her systematic and tenacious approach to fundraising.”
Teo Mee Hong, General Manager

Community Chest (Singapore)

“Have worked with Usha on SHARE, our monthly workplace giving programme. Usha is able to conceptualise and generate ideas for fundraising. A reliable person who delivers.”
Tan Bee Heong, Executive Director

CBM

“It was an enriching experience to work with Usha Menon. She was able to inspire our partner organisations with her trade mark enthusiasm and knowledge in fundraising.”
Gunawathy Fernandez

The Leprosy Mission Trust India

“Usha, you will be glad to know that following the workshop you had for our staff from the various hospitals and projects, they have done some really innovative things to raise funds locally.”
Dr. Sunil Anand, Director

Doing Good Well

“I have seen and worked with Usha in the capacity building of do-good organizations, and I can say that she does it very well.”
Willie Cheng, Author

ChildFund Australia

“Usha Menon's knowledge provided insight and understanding of an Asian country non-profit sector to ChildFund. Her consulting agency delivered a well-rounded practical report on time and within budget.”
Diana Mason, Fundraising and Communications Director

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation

“As an international movement we had an extremely complicated and sensitive strategic discussion to facilitate amongst multiple stakeholders from all around the world, each with hugely varying and opposing opinions and issues. Usha was able to not only grasp the complexity of the topic, but also frame a workshop around it. Her facilitation of the workshop gained the engagement and buy in for the discussion, allowing a new direction to emerge on which all stakeholders could unite, as a foundation for our plans for the future.”
Peer Baneke, CEO

Order of St John

“Usha gave us an engaging and highly informative seminar on fundraising which explained the various ways and means that charities can use to raise money. Her enthusiasm for the subject combined with her vast knowledge and experience helped us to understand how to get started in fundraising within Asia. She left the delegates feeling motivated to find out more.”
Ms Tahnee Wade

Wings, Singapore

“Working with Usha to rethink WINGS'(Women's Initiative for Ageing Successfully) fundraising strategy really made an impact on our board and staff. Usha helped our team to focus and dig deep into the 'why' behind our fundraising plans. Being clear on the 'why' has made all the difference to our fundraising effectiveness.”
Amy Tan, Executive Director

Theatre Works, Singapore

“I would highly recommend Usha's thought provoking training to both emerging and experienced cultural organisations.”
Tay Tong, Managing Director

The Law Society

“Usha has a structured, practical approach to fundraising and is full of ideas.”
Wong Peck Lin

Central Community Development Council

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Habitat for Humanity International

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Musawah (Malaysia) A Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family

“Thank you so much for an excellent fund raising strategic document. You have done an excellent job in pointing us to the right direction.”
Zainah Anwar, Director

Muis Academy, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore

“It was a great experience collaborating with Usha on the Senior Leadership Program (SLP BUILD) for Mosque leaders. She is highly professional and knowledgeable in her work, and always has the interest of the learner at heart. She shares her experience and wisdom readily and as a collaborator, Muis Academy and the participants of the programme have benefitted greatly from her wide network of friends and partners in the social service sector."
Ms. Rosewati Sukiman, Deputy Director, Organisational Development & Vice-Dean

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association

"It was a pleasure and a privilege for our delegates from 14 countries to interact with you and share your experience at the Fundraising Strategy Workshop held as part of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association's 2008 Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Bangkok on 20 October 2008. Participants commented on what an interesting person you are, and that the information you provided was most useful."
Sue Walker, Director (Asia Pacific)

Evaluation of Usha Menon’s Nonprofit Management training courses

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“ I have seen and worked with Usha in the capacity building of do-good organizations, and I can say that she does it very well.”

Willie Cheng, Author, Doing Good Well

Comments from Recent Training Participants

  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore – Usha’s rating as faculty for the Executive Program on Strategic Management for Ministry of Finance & Planning, Government of Sri Lanka. Click here for evaluation report

  • Fundraising Strategy Development Master-class evaluation : Click here to download

  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore – Usha’s ratings as faculty for the Senior Management Program - Leadership and Governance 2013. Usha facilitated the modules on Shared Value Creation & Leadership as well as Team Performance: Creating & Managing Teams for High Performance. Click here