After eight successful years collaborating as Gade | McArdle, Tere Gade and Scott McArdle now each maintain their own individual consulting practices serving the non-profit and philanthropic community in Vermont and Northern New England.
Whether it's coaching and training, campaign planning and execution, executive search, development assessments, major gift program expansion, or philanthropic advising, Tere or Scott can help you make the most of your development efforts and deepen engagement with your donors.
McArdle & Associates
Scott has spent over 30 years in the nonprofit sector in variety of roles as a staff member, consultant, board member and trusted philanthropic advisor to dozens of individuals, families and foundations.
Real-time, action-oriented coaching designed to educate and motivate executives, staff, and volunteer leadership to embrace, co-create, and achieve philanthropic goals.
Tere and Scott brought energy, chutzpah, realistic thinking, and the highest level of fundraising professionalism and competence at a time when we desperately needed it. READ MORE
CEO, Greater Burlington YMCA
Scott and Tere brought honesty and candor, deep experience, humor, and excellent coaching skills to the tasks at hand. If I had to do any major strategic fundraising project, I'd want them on my team every time. READ MORE
Former Executive Director, VT Business Roundtable
In part due to Scott and Tere's extraordinary guidance, we were able to set a strategic path to address issues of brand and positioning, institutional capacity, relationship management and Board development. READ MORE
Former Executive Director, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Tere and Scott have been a huge help to Shelburne Farms in assessing and strengthening our development office and systems and in planning for future advancement efforts. They make a great team and we are grateful to be working with them! READ MORE
President, Shelburne Farms
Tere's leadership, strategy setting, and understanding of philanthropy in our region has helped define the path for VPR to complete two $10 million campaigns successfully. Without a doubt, I believe that Tere is the best fundraiser in all of Vermont. READ MORE
Chief Advancement Officer, Shelburne Farms Former CEO, Vermont Public Radio (VPR)
Working with Scott was a real pleasure. He brought a wealth of experience and strategy to our meetings, and in the end we succeeded in our goal. READ MORE
CEO, Wake Robin Former Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Human Services Former Executive Director, United Way of Northwest Vermont
Current & Past Client Engagements
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