"As our Senior Development Advisor for the past year, Evelyn Erickson has completely changed the way we approach development, resulting in a three-fold increase in foundation funding due to the experience, wisdom, and many relationships she possesses within the highly-specialized Indigenous philanthropy sector. Evelyn isn't just a consultant. She is an essential member of our leadership team, and a kind, compassionate person who cares deeply about our work serving Indigenous people."
Chéri A. Smith (Mi'Kmaq descendant), Founder & CEO MIT Indigenous Communities Fellow, CEO of Indigenous Energy Initiative
“We had the dream of an Indigenous-led NGO and Evelyn helped us recruit board
members, navigate major organization structural changes, develop our mission
and vision, attract donors, and stay the course to see our dreams through.
Evelyn acted as both a catalyst for the changes we needed and as an even-keel, committed
mentor to leadership and guide for the board.
Most importantly, Evelyn believes in what we are doing deeply, and her belief, shared values, tenacity and ability to empower others is just what we needed to achieve our dream of an Indigenous women-led NGO, She also has great personal style! “
Community Herbalist, Advocate, CA-State Certified Domestic Violence and
Sexual Assault Peer Counselor and Chairperson of Xa Kako Dile
Operations & Development
“Evelyn Arce and Indigenous Resilience Consulting expert involvement and guidance is helping our not for profit successfully launch our immediate and far reaching visions. Her eagle-like insight and involvement has helped us grow our impact, and more than double our funding and partner circle, in under a year! Eva
and IRC are an amazing gift for us, and for any foundations who are seeking to find a most direct path to achieve their good missions, with excellence.”
Jetara Séhart, Founder and President, Love Wild
Founder & CEO, Evelyn Erickson, spending time with Achuar children.
"Evelyn is a force of nature! Her boundless energy and clarity in how to catalyze donors and partners is a rare gift. We have seen her work in action, and it has helped us immensely."
Beth Rattner, Executive Director
for specific strategies to support Indigenous peoples
Founder & CEO, Evelyn Erickson, reuniting with family from Cucunuba, Colombia