“Matt Gray has worked with the board members of Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) for four years. He has guided DOVIA through an amazing period of growth. In 2012 DOVIA was about to turn 40 years old but had no viable membership or professional development programs. We were in transition and needed to refocus and revitalize the organization. In four short years Matt has advised, supported and led us to grow our membership from a handful of dedicated professionals to over 500 members and develop significant programs that provide education and professional development opportunities for volunteer management colleagues in Colorado.
As a strategic planning consultant Matt listened carefully to our aspirations and each year built and presented a plan to inspire us and move us toward our goals. At the same time he provided our board members with sensitive and in-depth leadership coaching to ensure our individual growth. Matt also led the group to understand the essentials of what makes an effective board. Under his deft guidance we embraced the norms of behavior and communication necessary to become a cohesive and competent all-volunteer working board. Matt is very creative and able to synthesize divergent thoughts and ideas into realistic and achievable results. He is a consummate professional with a relaxed and welcoming style that supports his amazing work ethic. He has been a delight to work with. I highly recommend him to any organization that wants to evaluate their offerings, grow their staff and increase their impact in their community.”