What our clients say
Tracie Clemmer – Director of Corporate Relations, International Downtown Association
Our organization was seeking to get out of the sponsorship hamster wheel of repeat asks and find new ways to elevate our partners. Lewis’ ability to listen and ask tough questions among the key stakeholders and staff was phenomenal and created early buy-in for our new partnership model. I was comfortable with the process because he made sure to understand our organization’s culture while demonstrating a high level of respect for everyone he interviewed. We now have a comprehensive strategic partnership model, an increase in revenue of 25 percent. We now work with our corporate supporters in ways that align with their interests. His approach is team-oriented, and the results have been fantastic!
Steven Weiss – Vice President of Membership & Global Business Development, Institute of Management Accountants
Through your guidance, you enabled us to jump start our sponsorship and partnership efforts. In summary, you have helped us revamp the IMA’s approach to sponsorship, streamlining and packaging key benefits to attract partners, and designing effective programs of interest to the corporate sector. We can clearly attribute several new partners in the five and six figure investment level to your business development experience and expertise. I appreciate your insight into many difficult situations and your ability to always arrive at unique and effective solutions.
Larry Dilworth – Former Vice President, Development & Events, CADCA
Lewis Flax worked as a development consultant at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and his principal contributions were in helping to create and implement a strategy of increasing corporate sponsorship and partnerships for CADCA. Together we identified likely corporate partners, developed tailored marketing and engagement approaches, and conducted a multi-year outreach campaign.
We developed relationships with a broad group of companies, in many cases initially securing their participation with CADCA’s annual philanthropic campaign, and then expanding their involvement through other events, communications and training initiatives. As a result we raised record annual revenues for CADCA, with total corporate revenue surpassing $1M annually.
More significantly, these corporate partnerships provided CADCA with the resilience to weather the recession and continue to provide stable leadership for its coalition affiliates. Lewis is an incisive consultant and a wise counselor who keenly understands development and organizational dynamics.
Evan Shubin – Chief Operating Officer, Electronic Retailing Association
On behalf of the Electronic Retailing Association, I want to thank you for helping us to find new ways to provide value to our supplier members. Through your efforts, our offerings now provide a clear distinction between the different communities that have different reasons for joining our organization. This has provided greater value for our members, and has enabled us to significantly increase revenue. Your keen insight and clear solutions have been a great asset to our organization. Thank you!
Patrick Archer – President, American Peanut Council
I would like to thank you for the outstanding work you have done to assist the American Peanut Council in determining the best ideas for generating non-dues revenue for the association. Your outside perspective and insight was very helpful in allowing us to take a fresh look at how we do things and compare that to how other organizations approach the same issue. You have provided a lot of great concepts and new approaches to old practices that will be invaluable moving forward.
Colleen Cunningham – Former Chief Executive Officer, Financial Executives International
Our strategic partnership program experienced tremendous growth under the guidance and direction of Lewis Flax. He revamped our offerings and enabled us to expand our relationships with accounting and consulting firms. He is a superb advocate for clients and has a true understanding of how to create mutually beneficial relationships. As a result of his efforts, we established fourteen six-figure partnerships. Highly recommended!
Grace Hinchman – Former Senior Vice President, Financial Executives International
Lewis Flax has the unique ability to understand and implement change within nonprofits. Through his work at FEI, he successfully revitalized the Strategic Partnership Program by developing customized packages targeted to the corporate sector that extended beyond the boilerplate conference offerings of sponsorships and booth sales. Lewis’ work ethic, dedication to his clients, and ability to exceed goals is impressive!
Sigi Friedman – Chief, Business Development, National Recreation and Park Association
Lewis Flax is an expert in the sponsorship, partnership and overall revenue growth sectors. He delivers high quality and innovative results which more than offer a positive return on investment. Lewis understands not only his customers but their stakeholder needs and points of view.