Mary Ellen Jackson is a visionary who is also very practical and down-to-earth. She understands how nonprofits should be managed every day, but she also how to inspire and energize a leadership team. She is an excellent presenter – blending creativity, humor, and common-sense ideas. When you work with her on a project, you learn that she is both a good listener and a good synthesizer.John Tobin
Sometimes enthusiastic, but inexperienced, board members really benefit from time devoted to understanding its responsibilities and potential. Our board members gained critical insight working with Mary Ellen. And our organization and its clients will profit from her wisdom and the ideas she provided when working with Girls Inc.Joan Reische
Our organization had Mary Ellen come in to provide our staffs with a deeper understanding of the economic realities nonprofit are facing in this high tech, always changing social service environment and she was excellent at facilitating that discussion.
She is the ideal person to lead an effective strategic planning process, provide business consultation for a new project. On an individual basis she is a wise and resourceful executive coach that you will learn and grow professionally to move your career up to the next level.Debbie Krider
Mary Ellen has been a great resource to my professional growth in my current role. She has extensive knowledge in of the nonprofit landscape of New Hampshire. Mary Ellen provides skilled support to nonprofit organizations through executive coaching, and overall strategic consulting.Diane Fitzpatrick
To put it simply, Mary Ellen Jackson has her finger on the pulse of nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes. She understands what makes them tick, what motivates staff and volunteer leadership to make a difference, and – importantly – how to strategically position organizations so they can be as robust and impactful as possible. I’ve seen Mary Ellen in action, including during a board governance series that she taught, and she’s a powerhouse of energy, ideas and experience.Gina Goff
Mary Ellen, I write to express my sincere appreciation for your inspiring keynote speech at our Extraordinary Women’s event last week. Your message to these accomplished women and the entire audience was perfect, heartwarming and it resonated with us all, you really made the event special.Terry L. Williams