Here's what donors, nonprofits, advisors, and conference attendees have to say about Fifty Rock Consulting.



“Lani is an outstanding planned giving expert and speaker, which is why the Washington Planned Giving Council invited him to deliver the opening keynote at two of our annual conferences (2013 and 2016).  Lani has great energy, is funny, inspiring, and has concrete takeaways for fundraisers—exactly what our members and audience look for.”

-- Christina Lui, 2016 Board President, Washington Planned Giving Council

“Lani provided two incredibly insightful presentations at our Arizona Planned Giving Annual Conference.  He enlightened us with innovative uses of existing strategies and with his introspective process to Planned Giving.  I am very impressed with his unique and fresh perspective to fundraising and marketing!  He achieved outstanding reviews for his presentation content and for his ability to relate to and entertain our audience.”

-- Tiffany T. House, CAP, 2016 Conference Chair, 22nd Annual Arizona Planned Giving Conference



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"Lani not only brings tremendous knowledge and skill, but an undeniable amount of energy and passion.  Every time we have consulted with him or attended one of his presentations, we are always impressed.  He truly cares for his clients and goes the extra mile." 

-- Eddie Flores, President and CEO, and Elisia Flores, Vice President and CFO, L&L Drive-Inn/L&L Hawaiian Barbeque

“Lani is one of the most well rounded and successful development professionals I have ever worked with.  During our tenure together, Lani was consistently our most productive fundraiser.  Naturally gifted as a public presenter and widely accepted as one of our nation’s experts in planned giving, Lani’s decision to offer his consulting and coaching expertise to donors, nonprofits, and advisors across our country is a gift to our entire industry.” 

-- Greg Willems, President and CEO, Kansas State University Foundation

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“After Lani spent a half-day training session with my frontline fundraising staff, I surveyed the team to get their feedback on his presentations.  The emails that came back from the major gift officers included the words relevant, fresh, strategic, energizing, applicable, validating, and invigorating.  In short, Lani is an articulate presenter who is genuine, warm and passionate.  Learning from him is receiving tried-and-true knowledge from a professional who has a track record that validates his methods.”

-- Tim Szymanowski, Associate Vice President, Development and Leadership Giving, Western Washington University

“Lani combines great gift planning expertise with excellent donor relationship skills.  He is one of the most gifted professionals in philanthropy.”

-- Charles Schultz, JD, President and CEO, Crescendo Interactive