“Gail’s advice and long-term vision has been invaluable in the creation, growth, and most important, stabilization, of Words without Borders, which began as a ‘project’ of Bard College and is now its own independent 501-3c with 4 full-time employees, growing steadily. She didn’t always tell us what we wanted to hear, but what we NEEDED to hear, and her guidance has been very much on-target. Thanks Gail!”
Alane Mason, Vice President and Senior Editor, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
“Gail is a problem solver implementing solutions through philanthropic and programmatic strategies that address social problems. Her strengths include assessing underutilized resources and uniting stakeholders for long term solutions. Strategic and tactical, Gail’s years of experience provide seasoned wisdom.”
Cynthia Rivera Weissblum, President and CEO, Edwin Gould Foundation worked directly with Ms. Goodman at The Westchester Community Foundation
“I always have found Gail to be caring and professional and someone you can count on. She has always been helpful to me and we have stayed in touch over the years because of business. I would recommend her for this position based on her experience in this field and her continued
professionalism over the twenty or so years I have known her. She is also a go-getter and would be an asset to any business she works for.”
Tina Cornish-Lauria, Executive Director, CAREERS for People with Disabilities, Inc. worked with Ms. Goodman at The Westchester Community Foundation
“As a fellowship recipient from the Open Society Institute in a program directed by Gail, I can highly recommend her as a competent, caring, and creative person. As someone who previously ran a philanthropy, I would rate Gail as exceptional in her skills, someone who takes initiative, thinks long-range and is attentive to details. Her passion for people and contemporary political and social issues is combined with a rare capacity to listen, which makes her an effective leader as well as negotiator. I would hire her for any number of positions or projects.”
Karen Paget, writer/author, reported to Ms. Goodman at Open Society Institute
“As you know, with our purchase of a building we had to skip over the traditional strategic planning step (temporarily, I hope) in order to make the structural decisions we need to make immediately. Your efforts to help us ‘shoehorn’ some of your planning strategies into our recent retreat helped lead us to a very favorable outcome. We look forward to working with you again.”
Elizabeth Gaynes, Executive Director, The Osborne Association
“In addition to Ms. Goodman being extremely knowledgeable about not-for-profit management and an incredible guide to improving our agency’s ‘infrastructure,’ she is an inspiration and role- model to our board members and administrative team. Her warm, personable style combined with experience working in ‘the ranks,’ make her ideas and suggestions both exciting and practical.”
Rose Rothe, CTRS, Executive Director, SPARC, Inc.
”Gail Goodman is a master at helping you to really think comprehensively…and to broaden your perspective about your mission and your vision which could attract more funding sources for your organization.”
Dr. Bettye Perkins, Director, Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers