Client Testimonials

After a project is complete, we ask Aespire's clients to share feedback on our working relationship, and the impact we've made on their culture, design and  communications.

Karen Allport, NorTech

Now merged with TeamNEO, NorTech was a technology-based economic development nonprofit organization serving 21 counties in Northeast Ohio.

"Aespire has provided NorTech with the tools to raise the visibility of the organization both inside and outside of Northeast Ohio, attract more companies to its cluster initiatives, and increase awareness of NorTech’s services to support cluster growth."

Vice President, Strategic Outreach

Julie Chase-Morefield, Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank is committed to helping the 1 out of 6 people at-risk for hunger, by gathering and providing resources to hunger-relief agencies serving individuals and families of Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties.

"By understanding what we do as an organization and the complexity of the issue of hunger. Aespire is not just using a cookie-cutter methodology of 'communications for nonprofits,' but helped us clarify who we are uniquely as an organization, and helped us align our messages with the community.
Second Harvest has worked with Aespire for over 10 years, but over the past two years, during the design and build of our new facility their work for us has achieved an entirely new dimension. Although Aespire had helped us create a recognizable logo and presence, we worked with the Aespire team to bring it from paper to full-color throughout our new facility.
The colors used throughout the building are a reflection of the colors used in our printed materials and our website—orange, blue, red, purple, green and yellow—creating a total experience through wall color, signage and donor recognition. While large corporations may be able to achieve this is, it is rare for non-profits. Aespire helped us open a new chapter for Second Harvest with crisp, vibrant façade that expresses who we want to be now and in the future."

Julie Chase-Morefield, Executive Director

Bryan Stubbs, Cleveland Water Alliance

Cleveland Water Alliance drives water innovation—spurring economic development, research, enhanced education, and sound public policy around clean water.

"Aespire has helped us cut through the complexity of community and stakeholder engagement by presenting a case supported through research, experience and data that showed us the most effective tools, while working hand in hand with our in-person engagement strategies."

Bryan Stubbs, Executive Director

Dennis Cocco, GLIDE

The Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE) helps Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs wrap sound business practices around great business ideas.

"Aespire has been a valuable resource, guiding us through strategic thinking when it comes to communicating our services and resources available to startup entities."

Dennis Cocco, Co-Director

Karen McHenry, Bellefaire JCB

Bellefaire JCB's Homeless Teens & Youth initiative is a leading program addressing the issues of homelessness and runaway youth.

"Thanks again for the design, I cannot thank you enough. The design has been a huge part of the success of the program... it is fabulous. The kids love it, everybody loves it. I really enjoy working with Aespire.

Karen McHenry, Program Manager