our clients

“Manna’s first capital campaign exceeded its goal with GFA’s help. They prioritized every volunteer’s activities so no one felt overwhelmed. Having worked with GFA, Manna is stronger coming out of its campaign than when it began – with a larger and even more committed group of volunteers.”

Bill Rae, Executive Director, Manna

“Gary Friedman has helped Nichols Day Camps go from being Blue Hill’s best-kept secret to being front-page news. This heightened visibility is helping our organization open doors as we conduct our first-ever capital campaign.”

Trisha Robertson, President, Blue Hill Society for Aid to Children, Inc

bbe Museum, Bar Harbor
$5 million building campaign
$8 million endowment campaign

Acadia Family Center, Southwest Harbor
Grants, special events and annual fund development

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor
$1 million corporate sponsorship for Island Explorer bus system

Auburn Public Library
$3.5 million renovation/expansion campaign

Belfast Free Library
$200,000 restoration campaign

Blue Hill Food Coop
Feasibility study for a $4.5 million expansion

Blue Hill Heritage Trust
$1.6 million capital campaign for land conservation

Blue Hill Library
$2 million expansion / renovation campaign

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust
$1.7 million land acquisition campaign

Camp Beech Cliff, Mount Desert
$1.5 million capital campaign
Graphic and website design
$50,000 annual fund

Challenger Learning Center of Maine, Bangor
$2.5 million capital campaign

City of Ellsworth
Private-Public Partnership to build Knowlton Park

City of Presque Isle
$8 million public-private campaign for a new Community Center

Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Rockport
$500,000 Ducktrap River capital campaign

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor
Grant research and writing

Downeast Rail Heritage Preservation Trust, Ellsworth
Project planning, graphic design & development

Food for All, Bar Harbor
Strategic planning and annual fund development

Freeport Community Center
Feasibility study / $1.6 million capital campaign

Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Hancock
$850,000 campaign to protect Tidal Falls
$355,000 campaign to protect Indian Point
$400,000 campaign to protect Schoodic Bog

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
$2.86 million land protection campaign

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
$1.6 million land acquisition campaign

Island Medical Center, Stonington
Strategic planning

John Bapst Memorial High School, Bangor
Annual Fund
Feasibility Study/Capital Campaign

Life Christian Academy, Ellsworth
$150,000 annual fund

Lithgow Public Library, Augusta
Feasibility study

Maine Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono
Annual giving

Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, Old Town
Grant writing / strategic planning

Maine Community Foundation, Ellsworth
County/regional fund development

Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor
$4.5 million capital campaign

Maine Sea Coast Mission, Bar Harbor
Direct mail / graphic design / annual fund development / grant writing /
graphic and web design
$12 million capital campaign

Manna, Bangor
$685,000 capital campaign for facilities

Marine Environmental Research Institute, Blue Hill
$1.75 million capital campaign

Medomak Valley Land Trust, Waldoboro
$1 million land protection campaign

MDI Historical Society
$350,000 campaign to restore Sound School House
$250,000 endowment campaign

MDI Land and Garden Preserve,  Northeast Harbor
Board training

Mount Desert Island High School
Public / private fundraising for $1 million sports complex

Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor
$1.5 million campaign for a new Women’s Health Center

Mount Desert Island YMCA, Bar Harbor
$3.6 million capital campaign

Neighborhood House, Northeast Harbor
$600,000 renovation / special project fund

Northeast Harbor Library
$5.5 million building / endowment campaign

Oxford Hills Recreation & Wellness Center, Norway
Business plan and feasibility study for a new $14 million facility

Page Farm & Home Museum, Orono
$1 million endowment campaign

Parish of St. Mary & St. Jude, Northeast Harbor
Feasibility study and $1.7 million campaign for endowment and renovations

Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation, Hancock
Annual / capital campaign development

Presque Isle Community Center
$8 million capital campaign

Quoddy Regional Land Trust, Eastern Washington County
$500,000 land acquisition campaign

Southwest Harbor Public Library
$1.35 million expansion campaign
$2 million endowment campaign

Town of Cranberry Isles
$2.5 million intermodal transportation facility

Tremont School Fund
$400,000 endowment campaign

Unitarian Universalist Church, Ellsworth
$300,000 capital campaign

Willowind Therapeutic Riding Center, Bar Harbor
Grant writing and major donor development