Mike, I just want to thank you personally for joining us at the AzGS meeting. Your presentations were wonderful and also inspiring to think about what we can give and learn from others around the world. I hope that the trip was worth your time, which I know is very valuable. Congratulations on the great work that you continue to do. I hope we can stay connected!
– Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, Director, Family and Community Services, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Kate, you were absolutely SPLENDID. Your talk was spot on, your delivery was captivating (and during lunch no less), and everyone was on the edge of their seat. My staff did not really know what you were going to talk about (of course I did) and they were jumping out of their skin they loved it so much. Our Corporate Council members said your talk was fantastic and they were very pleased we asked you to join our meeting. Thank you again – your talk will go a long way in helping us build our advocacy capacity! A very large seed was definitely planted.
– Barb Collura, President/CEO, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
I am so fortunate to have had MENTORS that saw things in me that I didn’t see in myself and took the opportunity to develop, guide and train me to be an ADVOCATE. Everything that I am as an advocate is because of the dogged determination that was exhibited by Kate Gordon and Mike Splaine, thank you and know that you are TRULY appreciated.
– Lucien Richardson, Alzheimer’s Association Volunteer Ambassador
Mike, can’t thank you enough for all the sessions you did for us at our advocacy training day! The best way to sum it up is just to say what participants wrote, “Mike Splaine is great!” That pretty much says it all. You were awesome, and it was fun to co-present with you (I learned a lot too!). We know your schedule is very busy…so thank you! thank you! thank you!
– Robyn Grant, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Consumer Voice
Mike, your leadership throughout the CCAAN process, attention to detail, facilitation in both fore- and back-grounds as well as goodness of heart made a major difference. I will be fascinated to see where it goes from here.
– Jeffrey Klein, FACHE, President & CEO, Nevada Senior Services Inc.
As a relatively small nonprofit serving the needs of community-based adult literacy organizations nationwide, we would not have been able to afford the quality of this work had it not been for Splaine Consulting’s capacity to offer it. Mike Splaine and Kate Gordon epitomize the finest in professionalism – responsive, engaging, knowledgeable, and thorough. Mike and Kate have been friends of ProLiteracy for a few years, and I believe the collaboration with Splaine Consulting has consistently resulted in high-quality outcomes.
– Kevin Morgan, President and CEO, ProLiteracy
Thank you for the excellent work you did for the Vision and Aging report [See: The High Cost of Low Vision]. It was your concept – and you developed the idea into the data and the report that was released. You took it from a thought to a reality, and that took a great deal of persistence. I know you already know how much I enjoy working with you, but sometimes it needs to be explicitly stated: You are the best!
– Jessica Federer, Bayer Pharma Aktiengesellschaft, Global Advocacy
We met last month at the advocacy training in Minnesota. It was a pleasure to meet you and I did not get a chance to thank you so much for the wonderful training. I am encouraging your ombudsman friends to take the training and use it with our volunteer force. Thanks for your energy and advocacy skills.
– Wendy Weidner (advocacy training student)