“Only one or twice you your lifetime will you find in one person unparalleled intuition, insight, perspective, and the creativity to take a glimmer of a concept, and develop it into totally rational presentation. Whether it be an institutional plan, a case statement, a proposal, a campaign or a critique, Doug Diefenbach brings remarkable skills to every situation with the grace and style of a true gentleman.  I have worked with Doug in dozens of complex situations, and in each case he has far exceeded my expectations. You will like this man and be impressed by the quality of his work!”

Don Campbell
Chairman Emeritus, Retired
Campbell & Company

“Just wanted to drop you a line of thanks for the year-end appeal you wrote for us. We’re already exceeding last season’s appeal by 20% and might get close to doubling it when all is said and done.  I was surprised to get such a great response in a year when our theater has been shut for months by pandemic closures.  You have a wonderful ability to craft philanthropic messaging into meaningful and inspirational action. Thank you.”

Jonathan Jensen, Chief Development Officer, Paramount Theater, Aurora, Illinois

“I have hired and entrusted Doug to some of our most important client engagements as well as my firm’s marketing. Doug is an exceptionally talented communicator who brings remarkable wit, wisdom, creativity and intelligence to all projects. He is multi-talented with wonderful writing, art direction and presentation skills. He is quick to think of ideas that tell the story in the most compelling and clever way. I rely on his judgment, intelligence and insights. And, what makes working with him so enjoyable is that he is a consummate gentleman who maintains calm, humor and a balanced perspective even when multiple priorities are coming at him. Doug will exceed your expectations!”

Kathy Kraas, Owner, K2 Consulting Group

“Doug, I echo my colleague’s sentiments….you have been such a pleasure to work with and the quality of your work is tremendous. I’m very excited to share the documents you produced with our donors and prospective donors!

Allyson Regnier, CFRE, Vice President of Development, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

“I have worked with Doug Diefenbach on a variety of fundraising campaigns. Quite simply, Doug is gifted. He is a strategic thinker whose unique approach combines equal parts analytics and creativity. I’ve rarely worked with anyone with such a diverse skill set. Doug’s an exceptional planner, writer, editor, art director and communicator. He’s as comfortable discussing philanthropy in the boardroom as he is chatting about high tech in the hall.  Doug’s campaigns are always ambitious, highly focused and extremely effective. He leads teams with strong direction, respect for others, and a healthy dose of humor.  If you get the chance to work with Doug, don’t miss it!”

Wendy Rosen, Owner, Reel Stories

“Doug Diefenbach is an exceptional creative professional who is an absolute joy to work with; Doug has a palpable sense of fun….One of the very best things about working with Doug is there is never a phone call or email you exchange with him when you not cracking a smile or laughing out loud. The joy he brings to whatever he does is contagious in the most positive way.”

Marcy Rubic, MA, CFRE, Executive Director at KishHealth Foundation

“Your help, thought-partnership and wordsmithing have been woven into our core brand message. With a sharper approach to our messaging, the results speak for themselves: we’ve broken historic annual fundraising records in two of the last three years.”

Dan Magnuson, CEO, Lad Lake

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