Ascent Advisors was founded in 2009 in response to a need for specialized strategy development coupled with implementation support. We are a boutique consulting firm with Michele R. Berard, MBA, CFRE as our primary advisor. Is your organization in need of an objective expert to advance your mission or launch a project? Did you know that working with a consultant can more than triple your organization’s potential? Are you tired of trying to “do it all”?

Contact Ascent Advisors, LLC to change the way your organization recruits philanthropy…for the better!

Michele R. Berard, MBA, CFRE has been working with nonprofit organizations and small businesses for more than 23 years. Your will receive personal attention from Michele to help your organization reach new heights. Below is a list of organizations and projects:

  • Steamship Historical Society of America – Comprehensive Campaign, Development Program Implementation, COVID-19 Fundraising
  • Parent Support Network (2) – Development Assessment; Strategic Plan
  • Meals on Wheels of RI – Development Assessment
  • Youth Pride (2) – Grants Plan (research and timeline); KPI development
  • Saint Elizabeth Community (3) – Development Assessment, Development Plan, Implementation Plan/Engagement
  • New Urban Farmers – Budget Development
  •  RI Center for Law and Public Policy (2) – Grants Plan, Board Development
  • Help Hands Community Partners – New Organization Development
  • Welcome House of South Country – Board Development; Event Management
  • The Fogarty Foundation (project and retainer) – Event Planning/Management (2), Legislative Relations, Board Development
  • Goodwill Industries – Board Development
  • Episcopal Charities – Board Development
  • Linden Place – Capital Campaign Planning

Contact Michele R. Berard, MBA, CFRE