Select Clients

My clients inspire me everyday. Here's a partial list of current and recent clients:

The Bernie House | Annapolis, MD
Berea College Office of Strategic Initiatives | Berea, KY
Bethel Community Services Foundation | Bethel, AK
Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky | Hazard, KY
The Delia Foundation | Scottsdale, AZ
First Things Foundation | Naples, FL
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky | Hazard, KY
Frankford Preservation Foundation | Dallas, TX
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA | New York, NY
Housing Development Alliance | Hazard, KY
Pine Mountain Settlement School | Bledsoe, KY


What Clients Say

As the sole staff member of a nonprofit in its start up phase, working with Leaping Minnow has significantly increased my ability to create a fundraising and development program that is effective and reflects the values of my organization. Jeanne Marie has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and I found our conversations along the way as useful as the documentation she prepared.
— Sarah Jewell, Director, Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA
We engaged Jeanne Marie to work with our evolving board and growing staff to understand our roles and responsibilities in both development and communications. She listened and heard our unique situation and concerns and was able to adapt to our specific needs. The work she produced is invaluable and will take us into the coming years well prepared to achieve our goals. Jeanne Marie is attentive, respectful of all, and a joy to work with.
— Gerry Roll, Executive Director, Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
Jeanne Marie became a fundraising coach for us here at the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky in the fall of 2017. Having never used a donor software system before or developed a long range fundraising strategy, we were in great need of guidance. From the beginning, Jeanne Marie has been here to provide that guidance and support for our board members and our staff every step of the way. She has helped us develop a donor database, a fundraising strategy, and multiple campaigns. She has met with our staff on multiple occasions to explain the process, to develop campaigns, assess our readiness, and keep the project moving when it seemed to stall at times. She has years of grassroots experience in fundraising and it shows. We’ve been fortunate to have Jeanne Marie as our coach.
— Tom Cravens, Executive Director, Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky
Jeanne Marie’s work with Pine Mountain Settlement School has been nothing short of phenomenal. She first laid the foundation for our successful development efforts by analyzing baseline efforts and then constructing a comprehensive development plan and giving policy to guide our future work. The plan and her ongoing advice and analysis has directly led to a doubling of our annual fundraising. If you know your development needs attention, the biggest mistake you will make is not contacting Jeanne Marie today.
— Geoff Marietta, Executive Director, Pine Mountain Settlement School