PMA Consulting, LLC

Council for Children’s Rights

Search Advisory, Funding Support

During a time of leadership transition at the Council for Children’s Rights in 2014-2015, PMA provided interim support over a nine-month period. PMA provided advice and guidance for the Board of Directors and advancement team to manage their fundraising program until a new Executive Director was in place. The PMA team assisted the Fund Development Committee of the board in planning and executing their most successful fundraising event ever, assisted CFCR staff in submitting grant applicants, and guided annual giving and major donor solicitation strategy and implementation. In addition, PMA led the search process for a new Director of Development, creating an experienced and effective development team and leaving the Council in a strong position to continue serving children in our community.


Bob Simmons, Executive Director

“When Council for Children’s Rights faced the departure of both our Director of Development and our Executive Director in 2014, PMA provided the Council’s Board of Directors with sound advice and steady guidance to maintain our fundraising program until a new ED could be brought on board and a new DOD hired. In addition to laying the groundwork for an effective DOD search, PMA’s Wendy Fu provided expert assistance to the Board’s volunteer Fund Development Committee in the planning and execution of our most significant annual fundraising event, A Night for Children’s Rights, producing our most successful event ever.

In particular, Cindy Clark went above and beyond the call of duty in her diligent service as our Interim Director of Development, providing steady leadership for our advancement team and a vital link between agency staff, Board officers, and volunteers. Once the Council had a new ED in place at the beginning of April, Cindy managed our DOD search process to an excellent conclusion by the end of May. During our extended relationship with PMA, they became trusted partners and true friends of the Council, demonstrating commitment to our mission as they helped us to weather our transition, to continue serving our community’s children, and to emerge in a stronger position under a new Executive Director and Director of Development.”

Bob Simmons - Executive Director