Clients We Serve

We work with organizations of all sizes in small towns and cities across Maine. Whether you have a fully staffed development office or no fundraisers at all, we are happy to help you achieve your goals.


We’ve been privileged to work with a wide variety of organizations throughout our 35-year history, maintaining some client relationships that have spanned decades.

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Abbe 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

Belfast Free Library

$200,000 restoration campaign

Blue Hill Food Co-op

Feasibility study for a $4.5 million expansion

Auburn Public Library

$3.5 million renovation/expansion campaign

Bass Harbor Memorial Library

$450,000 building renovation/expansion campaign

Thanks to Gary’s extensive fundraising experience and enthusiasm for our project, we surpassed our financial goal and brought recognition to Tremont’s small library.
— Susan Edson, Capital Campaign Chairman, Bass Harbor Memorial Library
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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

Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Rockport

$500,000 Ducktrap River capital campaign

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor

Grant research and writing

Cranberry Isles Realty Trust, Islesford

Feasibility study and strategic planning; campaign in progress

Downeast Rail Heritage Preservation Trust, Ellsworth

Project planning, graphic design & development

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

Public-private partnership to build Knowlton Park

City of Presque Isle

$8 million public-private campaign for a new Community Center

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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

$335,000 campaign to protect Indian Point

$400,000 campaign to protect Schoodic Bog

$2.25 million to revitalize Tidal Falls Preserve and support land conservation

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Great Cranberry Island Historical Society

Feasibility study and strategic planning; campaign in progress

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland

$2.86 million land protection campaign


Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

$1.6 million land acquisition campaign

Island Health & Welfare Foundation, Stonington

Strategic planning and $350,000 special project campaign

Gary Friedman Associates (GFA) helped our nonprofit organization develop and market a new name and implement a 50th anniversary campaign to raise $350,000 to fund three initiatives for our rural fishing community. GFA was there for us at each step and because of their expertise and guidance our campaign was a success.”
— Martin J. Snider, past president, Island Health & Wellness Foundation
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Island Medical Center, Stonington

Strategic planning

John Bapst Memorial High School, Bangor

Annual fund, feasibility study and capital campaign

Life Christian Academy, Ellsworth

$150,000 annual fund

Maine Community Foundation, Ellsworth

County/regional fund development

Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor

$4.5 million capital campaign

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, Portland

Feasibility study; campaign pending

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

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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

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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

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

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

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Presque Isle Community Center

$8 million capital campaign

Quoddy Regional Land Trust, Eastern Washington County

$500,000 land acquisition campaign

Southwest Harbor Historical Society

$400,000 renovation campaign in progress

Southwest Harbor Public Library

$1.35 million expansion campaign

$2 million endowment campaign

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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