Beth Raps is one of the best listeners you will ever meet. Because she listens carefully, she may better understand than you do what you and your organization want. I do not advise working with Beth if you do not want to work hard. Beth will do everything she says she’ll do and expect the same of you. She will guide you through a process of clarification which will give you and your group a clear goal and empower you to achieve it for yourself. Beth will be indispensable for only a short time in your organization’s evolution; then she will be unnecessary.
Beth is also an extraordinary fundraiser. “Extraordinary” in the sense that, for Beth, the money is a means to an end. She will help you define your end and determine how best to reach it. Again, be prepared to do the work. Beth can teach you how to be a successful fundraiser, but your passion for your project will be what brings the funds to achieve it.