Testimonials

Visionary Businesses. Passionate Non-Profits.

“Kristi served as an extended member of my team focusing on public affairs, and in every instance produced superb work and exceeded expectations. Her skills and understanding of media relations and leadership outreach produced outstanding results. Kristi is that rare professional who can think strategically and execute tactically.”

Joe DeMattos

CEO, Health Facilities Association of Maryland

“I was impressed by her fresh energy, creative and accretive ideas. As a result of her efforts, Board participation in fundraising increased and innovative events like Cookies & Wine and S’Mores Day increased GSCM’s committed donor basis. Our collaboration was also fun and easy, with Kristi’s ‘can-do’ and ‘let’s try this’ positive attitude. I would highly recommend Kristi as a talented fundraising/development resource.”

Karen Singer

Board Member and Fund Development Committee Chair
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

“Kristi’s hard work and dedication has been so helpful for CTR in promoting the purchase of our ‘forever farm’! She is very well-connected in the community and well-respected among her colleagues. It’s tough to find someone who ‘gets it’ when it comes to public relations and for Kristi it’s a given!”

Cathy Schmidt

Executive Director, Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding

“The Fuel Fund of Maryland was in search of strategic branding for a business model change. Although the team attempted to complete this task in-house, it became apparent that we would need an outsider’s perspective who could bring focus, strategy and decision-making to our group. Thanks to Kristi, the team was able to complete this project in 2 hours devising a vision statement as well as ancillary talking points. Kristi’s preparation, focus, creativity and attention to detail were factors in the success of our project.”

Debbie Brown

Chief Development Officer, Fuel Fund of Maryland

“Kristi has wonderful strategic instincts and was a joy to work with as we developed social media strategy for the Women of the World – Baltimore festival. She led the efforts to gain an online presence and worked tirelessly as a volunteer to spread the word about this groundbreaking women’s event.”

Notre Dame of Maryland University

“We were happy with Kristi’s contributions to client development and marketing strategies. She was an appreciated member of our team.”

Nemphos Braue

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Kristi for a good while and have always enjoyed working with her. She’s super attentive, proactive, and creative in everything she delivers. She has a huge PR network and can leverage it in real-time which is critical for an organization like ours who are responding with content and commentary on breaking and current news. She has been able to get us newspaper, radio and TV coverage sometimes within an hour of a situation unfolding which has placed our firm front of mind as a leader in our industry and field. I highly recommend Kristi for her PR and broader marketing work.”

Tim Foley

Chief Growth Officer, Think|Stack

“I am very thankful for the professional services and support that was provided by C3 Visionary Strategies to our non-profit organization Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF). Ms. Kristi S. Halford has immense expertise, knowledge, and skills in the resource development field. She provided us with professional fundraising strategies, researched new opportunities for us and delivered top quality work with a fast turnaround time at a reasonable price. CAF appreciates and recommend her services to other non-profits.”

Walkiria Pool

President, Centro de Apoyo Familiar (Center for Assistance to Families)