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Charles Luster
"I've worked with several grant writers, but Debbi is an agent of change I would like to say. Seeing our vision after our first meeting, she was just so excited about the work we've done and here we are a year later with two freight farms and a cargo van because of Magic Lamp Consulting."
Charles Luster, Executive director, 2Gether We Eat
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"Debbi has been wonderful to work with as a grant writing consultant. She is very adept at grant research and documentation, extremely organized and detailed oriented, and possesses great writing skills. She quickly gained an understanding of our mission, our financial needs, the organizational culture, and the logistics of working with several team members to gather the information she needs. She is a true professional and a great partner."
Meg Koch, Executive Director (retired), ​Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
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"Very knowledgeable in non-profit grant strategies.  When we first met I was struggling with creating a sustainment funding strategy.  Magic Lamp simplifies the process and saved us so much time.  Prioritizing community foundations in the service area made all the difference.  Also supporting collaboration among non profits that have like values has been very beneficial.  I highly recommend."
Donna Bulger, Vice President, Clear Path for Veterans New England
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"Magic Lamp Consulting uses a unique and efficient model to ensure that they stay abreast of organizational needs and programming as they prepare grants for their clients. Going into our first biweekly check-in, I was unsure of what to expect, having never served as an Executive Director before. Due to Debbi’s expertise in the area, I immediately not only felt welcome in my new role, but knew I was in good hands. Debbi, and her team under her direction, always go above and beyond to ensure that any funding opportunity that might be good for Ginny’s has an application submitted."

"Working with Magic Lamp Consulting I have found that the relationship feels real to me. It's not transactional. Debbi really cares and her team really cares about the work that Ginny's is doing in the community and the impact that we are making."

Brandon L. Robbins, the Executive Director of Ginny's Helping Hand
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"Magic Lamp Consulting is extremely passionate. You know they understand where you are coming from... They are the expertise. When you talk about experts of finding funding, this organization is what it's all about." 

"They got us to another level. In the sense of going over our budgets, programming, strategic planning, figuring out how we can implement many more programs, what grants we can look for... I am so appreciative and grateful to having them in my team because I can see EBS growing to another level with them.  If you are ever thinking about your nonprofit, if you run a nonprofit, think about Magic Lamp Consulting because they are doing magic.

Watch the full video on Mari's experience with Magic Lamp Consulting

Mari Gonzalez, Executive Director, El Buen Samaritano Food Program
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"Debbi's creative and innovative approach to grant writing has helped us navigate the changing grant environment during COVID-19, resulting in ongoing grant awards through this crisis. Her remarkable research skills have helped us find new grant opportunities. Debbi is excellent at understanding who else needs to be involved, and how to involve them, in the entire grant management process. Thanks to her we have built new relationships with foundations and organizations, resulting in grant funding that exceeded our budgeted amount! Debbi is a joy to work with, and a wonderful, compassionate person. I highly recommend her to any organization looking for a top-notch grant writer!!"
Maddie Phadke, Director of Development, Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
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"I was lucky enough to meet Debbi by chance at an event! I was on the Board of Trustees for a new school and we were actively seeing someone with expertise in Grants and Foundations! Talk about right time right place. Debbi knows the steps and is really good at setting down a roadmap for success! Her research ability and what she is able to find is truly impressive. We have gotten so much accomplished in such a short period of time included three grants we have been awarded and many more in the pipeline! I’d recommend Debbi to any organization looking to conquer the world of grants and foundations!"
Nicholas Pelletier, Board of Trustees, Bernardian Foundation
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"​Debbi is a skilled and successful grant writer who also excels at matching funders with non-profits. I highly recommend her."
Carolyn Read, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts
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"I am just genuinely blown away by how much you can accomplish so quickly!!"
Linda Anderson, Principal, St. Bernard's High School
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"Deb Mallinson of Magic Lamp Consulting & Grant Writing Services presented a 3 part program on grant seeking and introduction to grant writing at the Leominster Public Library.  She was an engaging, responsive, and knowledgeable presenter.  She was excellent to work with and received positive and enthusiastic feedback from attendees."
Ann Finch, Special Services Coordinator, Leominster Public Library
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"Some individuals stand out for their great qualities; Debbi is one of those people.  She is known for her creative thinking, organizational skills, dedication and ability to set goals. She preservers through hard work and diligence in achieving those goals. Her work brought two huge benefits to our school's PTO organization, technology, and fundraising. She utilized technology to streamline processes and save the organization time through the implementation of technology. She also raised thousands of dollars through grants and fundraising."
Janel Hebert, President (former), Samoset PTO