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2/20/2019 9:58:56SaraLawson
Shorthand Consulting LLC
Bellingham
saral@shorthandconsulting.com
2065698755English
Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Team effectiveness, Planning and Organizational Development.
Arts and Culture; Rural Communities (9 years in small-town Alaska), Education; Children, Youth, and Families; Sports and Recreation.
Sara brings 20+ years’ leadership experience to support individuals and organizations with big dreams and ambitious goals. She is passionate about the role that mission-inspired organizations and businesses have in strengthening communities. She also knows that leadership can be fulfilling AND frustrating, even for dedicated, skilled, and creative people. As a consultant and facilitator, Sara offers clients an engaging and collaborative approach to developing strategy, strengthening leadership teams, and expanding organizational capacity. As an executive coach, Sara’s guidance offers leaders the tools and inspiration to address big challenges, do their best work, make a meaningful difference, and have fun doing it. She is also the creator of Gauge Leadership Lab and Moxie. These leadership development programs bring together small groups of leaders to uncover new insights, develop courageous visions, and champion each other’s progress along the way.
Sara has served as an executive director, interim executive director, front-line volunteer, program director, committee chair, board member, and mentor. She draws upon experience in the arts, higher education, health care, and public radio, and has honed her expertise through her work with clients in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
MPA from the University of Alaska Southeast. BA in Psychology from Trinity College. A Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Sara received her executive coach training and certification through the ICF-accredited Coaches Training Institute. Sara's commitment to social justice and racial equity has been profoundly shaped by nine years of service on the board of Arts Corps, as well as through continuing education with Cultures Connecting and the People’s Institute Northwest. She has also studied peacemaking practices from the Tagish Tlingit tradition of the Yukon Territory, with several circle keepers and restorative justice practitioners in the Pacific Northwest.
Everett Maroon, Blue Mountain Heart to Heart. Please inquire for contact info. (Without knowing how this will be displayed, I'm uncomfortable sharing a client's contact info.)
Deborah Peters, WWVELC. Please inquire for contact info.
Mary Ellen Cunningham. Please inquire for contact info.
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2/20/2019 11:17:24MarilynHawkins
Hawkins & Company PR
Walla Walla
mhawkins@prhawk.com
509-876-8202English
Public Relations and Marketing Communications, Employee Relations, Crisis Response
Economic Development, Education, Healthcare, Arts & Culture
Over the past 35+ years, I have worked with a diverse group of corporations and nonprofit organizations. Before starting own company, I worked at a large PR firm and a midsize advertising agency in Seattle. I help clients effectively market themselves, build their reputation, and communicate with important internal and external audiences.
I'm a graduate of Washington State University (Humanities) and I completed all coursework for a master’s degree in English at the University of Washington.
Amy Cuddy, Regional Director, The Oregon Community Foundation, (541) 773-8987, ext. 1703 acuddy@oregoncf.org
Danielle Swan-Froese Walla Walla Community College Institute for Enology & Viticulture (509) 524-5174 Danielle.Swan-Froese@wwcc.edu
Sally Wright VP, Communications & Marketing Downtown Seattle Association. (206) 613-3203, SallyW@downtownseattle.org
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2/20/2019 11:38:13VirginiaLangLang ConsultingBellingham
ginny@langconsult.com
13603196207English
Fundraising, Grantwriting, Strategic Planning, Board Development and Governance, Volunteer Management, Public Speaking, Professional Image, Capital Campaigns. I also deliver the workshops from Washington Nonprofits: Boards in Gear, Strategic Planning in Nonprofits, Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit, and Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits.
Arts and Culture, Animal Welfare, Historic Preservation, Senior Services, Education, Children and Youth Services, Environment, People with Disabilities. Over 35 years, I have worked with organizations in all of the above sectors.
Virginia D. Lang is a veteran management consultant who has worked in the corporate sector and the nonprofit community as an adviser on all aspects of community affairs for over 30 years. Ginny has served as an expert coach, trainer, facilitator and consultant to an impressive array of nonprofit organizations and is an accomplished speaker and teacher.

Lang Consulting specializes in planning, training and development for nonprofit organizations and helps nonprofit professionals and board members develop their leadership skills in the areas of communication, fundraising, outreach, board/ staff development and volunteer management.

Ginny works nationally with nonprofits and individual private clients; in Bellingham, WA, she is has been a member of Exploration Academy’s Council of Advocates, the Vista Advisory Committee for the Opportunity Council, and she leads business and nonprofit classes at Whatcom Community College. Ginny travels the state as a trainer with the Washington Nonprofits Training Institute and has served on the Steering Committee for the Whatcom Council of Nonprofits. She is a Licensed Desire Map Facilitator. You can check out Ginny and Lang Consulting at www.LangConsult.com
Nancy Bacon, Associate Director, Washington Nonprofits, nancy@washingtonnonprofits.org
Christine Hightower Destry, Director, RD Consulting, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Cdestry@icloud.com or @bgca.org
Jessica Renner, Owner, Studiohatch, jessica@studiohatch.com
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2/20/2019 11:38:48RonaldGibbsGibbsGroupCollege Place
durablegray@yahoo.com
509-358-8419English
Strategic Planning
Fundraising
Marketing
Communications
Boards and Governance
Associations
Interim Management
Community Organizations
Social Services
Sports and Recreation
Developmental Disabilities
With extensive brand marketing experience in the private sector and executive leadership in several non-profits, I bring a unique perspective to solving problems and developing strategic direction that has achieved successful results for my clients.
Graduate University of North Texas
Instructor University of Washington
Instructor Highline Community College
Gwyn Frasco, Pantry Shelf of Walla Walla, 509-525-8353.
Louise Greenwalt, The First Tee Albuquerque. 505-710-2949.
Nathaniel Mahlberg, First Congregational Church. 509-525-8753
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2/20/2019 11:59:13ClarenceAnderson
Clarence Anderson, CPA, LLC
College Place
ca@clarenceanderson.com
15095202502English
Financial Management, Financial Analysis, Development of Financial Reporting Processes and Dashboards
Education; Faith-based; Housing and Homelessness
I served in the Walla Walla College School of Business as professor and dean. I have served on many nonprofit organization boards including the Blue Mountain Action Council (as chair for a period of time) and the Walla Walla County Housing Authority. I have broad experience in nonprofit and for-profit sectors: I grew up on a farm and farmed for several years after college, I worked in public accounting, and I was the president of a small credit union.
Certified Public Accountant; Ph.D. in Organizational Analysis
Bruce Toews, Walla Walla University, 509-301-3127
Steve Moss, formerly at BMAC, 509-520-1048
Merrikay Locati, Children's Museum of Walla Walla, 509-522-1053
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2/20/2019 12:52:24MattFairbank
Sageland Mediation & Facilitation Service
Yakima, WA
sagelandmediation@msn.com
509-823-0945
English fluently; Spanish, quite well
Planning and Organizational Development, Facilitation, Mediation, Boards and Governance, Management and Operations, Dealing with Change
Nonprofit management, Elder care/Senior Services, Mediation
I have managed nonprofit organizations and programs my entire career. For the past 20 years, I have done so with a focus on addressing conflict productively as a mediator and facilitator. I am a Washington native and have lived in Yakima 26 of the past 32 years. I have assisted nonprofits and governmental agencies deal with conflict, low morale and address change productively. I have conducted situation assessments, guided strategic planning efforts and held clients accountable to their goals. I am an avid outdoorsman, focusing on self-propelled adventures. I am willing to travel to the Walla Walla Valley to assist nonprofits with a variety of needs.
Master of Science, Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder
Countless Mediation trainings including many as a trainer
Familiarity with many Washington Nonprofits on line trainings
Nancy Bacon, Associate Director, Washington Nonprofits, 206-683-3576, nancy@washingtonnonprofits.org
Laura Armstrong, Executive Director, La Casa Hogar, 509-457-5058, laura@lacasahogar.org -
Cheryl Ann Mattia, Pace International, 925-357-6761, Cheryl.Mattia@paceint.com
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2/20/2019 13:30:25KimRyalsCause WashingtonBaker City, OR
kim@causewashington.com
541-605-8877English
Organization Assessment, Board Training, Including Recruitment and Engagement, Balancing Leadership between Board & Staff, Strategic Planning, Public Relations for Your Cause, Volunteer Recruitment, Fundraising Plans, Financial Stewardship, Interim Management.
Community Development, Environment and Animals, Rural Communities, Sports and Recreation, Civic Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Arts and Culture, Conservation and Watersheds, Agritourism.
Hello! I'm the Founder and Principal of Cause Washington; we bill ourselves as "a mechanic who specializes in nonprofit fabulousness". We see your organization as the vehicle for your work; just like your car, it requires regular maintenance to run smoothly and efficiently.

We invite you to pull this vehicle into our "garage", get a 99-point organizational check up, celebrate things you're doing well, and pinpoint areas which need work. We'll then partner to get your nonprofit in its best shape possible, making it a smooth-running machine capable of meeting mission.

After twenty years experience in organization development and executive nonprofit management, it gives me great joy to provide affordable services tailored to your cause. Our approach is simple and straightforward, often delivered in bite-size training and development sessions. Let us help you untangle your workflow and move faster towards mission.
Master of Science in Natural Resources, Certificate in Nonprofit Management; Emphasis on Organization Development.
Julee Hicks, Baker County Economic Development: bakercountyedc@gmail.com
Rachel Jensen, Executive Director, Lower Columbia Preservation Society: info@lcpsociety.org
Justin Aufdermauer, Executive Director, Tillamook Chamber of Commerce: justin@tillamookchamber.org
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2/20/2019 13:57:52JimShapiroBetter Fundraising Co.Edmonds
jim@betterfundraising.com
2067994762English
Fundraising, board development, marketing, strategy, capital campaigns, endowment, planned giving
Youth, family, community development, arts, culture, nature conservancy, world relief, homeless issues
Jim Shapiro is the fundraising coach you always wanted, the proven Sherpa who can help you get to the top of the mountain. He has 20 years experience raising money, including serving as the VP of Development for a $100m nonprofit. He then co-founded The Better Fundraising Co. to help small-to-medium nonprofits raise more money. Jim is married, serves his community by coaching high school football, and has three children.
Kari - - Blue Mountain Community Foundation - Kari Isaacson kari@bluemountainfoundation.org
Michelle Fretz - Vine Maple Place - Michelle Frets michellef@vinemapleplace.org
Cari Armbruster - Alliance for children everywhere - cari@childreneverywhere.org>
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2/20/2019 16:36:36MichaelFluharty
Michael J Fluharty CPA PLLC
walla walla
mikefluharty@charter.net
5093012129English
Accounting and financial consulting services for Non-Profit Organizations
Accountancy
I was raised in Walla Walla County; Go Prescott Tigers!
I spent about 20 years in the Washington DC area, working as an auditor and later for a large Housing Authority working with big four CPA Firms.
I have been back in Walla Walla for almost 15 years, I worked for the County as an Internal Auditor for the Department of Human Services. Later I worked as the Chief Financial Officer for the Blue Mountain Action Counsel. For the last 7 years I have been enjoying working for myself helping area non-profits, prepare monthly reports, develop accounting processes and policies, preparing for audits, implement accounting programs. and consulting.
I am a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Washington and Maryland.
Nancy Riggle CEO, Valley Residential Services
Margaret Davidson CEO, Community Connection of NE Oregon, La Grande OR
Paula Hall CEO, Community Action Program of East Central Oregon
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2/21/2019 5:01:09KariAnderson
Incite! Consulting Group
Liberty Lake, WA/Coeur d'Alene, ID/Alpine, WY
kari@inciteconsultinggroup.com
844-946-2483English
Assessment and Evaluation, Associations and Networking, Boards and Governance, Capital Campaigns, Communications and Marketing, Facilitation, Fundraising and Development, Interim Management, Management and Operations, Planning and Organizational Development, Volunteerism.
Arts and Culture; Children, Youth, and Families; Community Development; Education; Environment and Animals; Faith-based; Healthcare; Housing and Homelessness; Mental Health/Substance Abuse; Rural Communities; Senior Services; Sports and Recreation
Kari launched Incite! Consulting Group to provide organizational leadership, fundraising strategies and systems overhaul to small and medium size nonprofits. Her coaching with nonprofit leaders - board, executive and staff - uses best practices, industry research, real-time stories from the field and the school of hard knocks. Prior to launching her consulting firm, Kari spent 20+ years in key leadership roles with seven nonprofit organizations. Kari provides regular training for nonprofit leaders through Washington Nonprofits, the Idaho Nonprofit Center, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, the Community Foundation of Teton Valley and the University of Idaho’s Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program.
Charles Stanton, Yakima Humane Society - charles@yakimahumane.org
Robert Schroeter, Central Washington Home Builders Association - rschroeter@cwhba.org
Linda Haugland, Wenatchee Downtown Association - linda@wendowntown.org
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2/21/2019 7:56:34JoeCookeJoe Cooke CPA MT JDWalla Walla
joseph@cannoncooke.com
509-301-0053English, some Spanish
Governance, Finance, Budgeting, Audit, Management, Planning, Capital Projects, Deferred Giving, Endowment, Asset Management, Turn-around, Interim Management, Assessment, Evaluation, Outcomes, Grants, Grant Applications, Grant Administration
Community Development, Health and Social Services, Education, Charter School
Joe Cooke provides solutions for the sticky problems of financial management that keep you awake at night. He is a lifelong learner with over 30 years of experience in accounting, audit, management, and finance in the for-profit, not-for-profit and governmental sectors, giving him both breadth and depth of perspective from which to create solutions to your toughest financial management problems.
Oregon CPA
Dan Calzaretta, Willow Public School, dan@willowps.org
Rekha Bhatt, Washington Charter School Association, rekha@wacharters.org
Doug Bayne, Walla Walla Community College, doug.bayne@wwcc.edu
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2/21/2019 9:46:43KatyaMatanovicPomegranate CenterSeattle
valentina@pomegranate.org
4255576412English and Spanish
Community engagement, decisive collaboration, training and education in these areas
Government agencies, corporate, nonprofit
Pomegranate Center turns collaboration into something you can do, not just talk about. We make community engagement actually mean something. Through training, mentorship, consulting and a range of resources, Pomegranate Center puts more than 30 years of experience, practice and learning into the hands of a new generation of leaders. Because when collaboration and community engagement are done right, it becomes about so much more than the project – it becomes about the spirit of democracy.
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2/22/2019 10:12:23DarinSaulArrowleaf ConsultingWalla Walladarinsaul@outlook.com509-595-3265English
Assessment and evaluation; planning; feasibility studies and business plans; grant writing; funding research, planning, and campaigns; organizational development; program and project development; strategic planning; new and existing data collection and analysis; research; outreach and education; service population needs assessment and service gap analysis
Children, youth, and families; out-of school programs; community development; rural communities, economic development; business development; entrepreneurism; food systems; food security; Latinx communities; Native American tribes; low-income populations; immigrants and refugees; environment; sustainability; landscape planning; health care; housing; education; employment and training
Darin Saul has 25 years of experience in assessment, planning, and organizational development. He has written over 160 successful grant proposals for over $30 million. He has worked with nonprofit groups in the western United States from Alaska to Arizona to address a wide variety of social and environmental needs from services for sexual assault victims to watershed planning to Head Start programs. As the Associated Director of the Office of Community Partnerships at University of Idaho, he worked with rural communities to identify, organize, and fund efforts to address community priorities. As Director of the Office of Grant and Project Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at University of Idaho, he has researched local and regional food systems, entrepreneurism, biofuels, and low income and Hispanic needs and programs and helped develop funding proposals for a wide diversity of projects. Arrowleaf Consulting also includes a rural sociologist, Soren Newman, Ph.D.; a regional economist, Steve Peterson, and a nutritionist and public health expert, Helen Brown.
Ph.D. in English
Ruben Lugu, Community Council of Idaho, RLugo@ccimail.org
Diana Fish, Holbrook Indian School, dfish@hissda.org
Jeff Mathias, Food Bank, jeffm@bmacww.org
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2/22/2019 12:49:08AllisonCarney
Allison Carney Consulting
Walla Wallaahcarney@gmail.com4019654049English
Communications and Marketing
Arts and Culture; Children, Youth, and Families; Community Development; Disability Community; Economic Development; Environment and Animals; Housing and Homelessness; Immigrants and Refugees; LGBTQ Community; Rural Communities
Allison Carney is a communications consultant who has spent her career working with local and national nonprofits, with over 20 clients in Washington state. She develops communications strategies for organizations--from planning wide-reaching campaigns to coaching staff on best practices in social media. She frequently gives trainings on how nonprofits can effectively and realistically improve their communications. Previously, she led communications departments, created and implemented communications strategies, and launched an online community for foundations. She has her master’s degree from Georgetown University in public relations and her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College.
She has her master’s degree from Georgetown University in public relations and her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College.
Lora Radford, West Seattle Junction Association, info@wsjunction.org
Tracy Parmer, BMAC, tparmer@bmac.org
Jenn Tennent, Northwest Harvest, jennt@northwestharvest.org, 505 217 5665
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2/22/2019 15:28:43LouiseBourassa
Louise Bourassa Consulting
Walla Walla
louisebourassa@msn.com
925.285.8694English
Leadership Coaching, Interim Management, Program Development and Evaluation, Project Management, Non-profit Infrastructure Development
Housing and Homelessness; Children, Youth, and Families, Healthcare
Louise Bourassa has three decades of experience in the housing, homeless, and healthcare non-profit sectors as an executive leader and consultant. She offers an individualized approach to her clients and is sensitive to the high stress and workloads experienced by non-profit leaders and their teams. Hence, her deliverables focus on structure and support that encourages efficiencies, measurable outcomes, and pragmatic solutions.
Registered Nurse, Masters Degree in Nursing, New York University's Advanced Management Program for Clinicians
Olivia King, Director of Resident Services, Resources for Community Development, Telephone: 510.841.4410, ext. 332, Email: OKing@rcdhousing.org
Dr. Sara Marsh, Director of Support Services, Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, Cell Phone: 510.439.6441, Email: Sara@ccinterfaithhousing.org
John C. McClure, Retired (former Board Chair of Contra Costa Interfaith Housing), Cell Phone: 925.451.0469, Email: JohnCMcClureii@gmail.com
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2/23/2019 16:06:55JanMcGowan
Jan McGowan Nonprofit Consulting
Sisters, ORjan@janmcgowan.com503-709-1148
English, limited Spanish
Assessment and Evaluation, Boards and Governance, Capital Campaigns, Facilitation, Fundraising and Development, Management and Operations, Planning and Organizational Development, Volunteerism
General nonprofit expertise with experience with organizations in Animals; Arts and Culture; Children, Youth and Families; Disability Community; Education; Environment and Ecology; Faith-based; Housing and Homelessness; Mental Health/Substance Abuse; Rural Communities; Senior Services; Sports and Recreation
Nonprofits have been my career for more than 30 years. In the 1980's I worked for the Mayor of the City of Portland and managed seven nonprofit Sister City organizations. From 1990 - 2007 I served as co-director of an Oregon nonprofit, SOLVE, involving volunteers in environmental stewardship project across the state. Since 2008 I have owned Jan McGowan Nonprofit Consulting and have worked with nonprofits of all types through Oregon and in Washington and Idaho.

I believe that effective nonprofit organizations channel the passion of individuals who dream and imagine a better world. They play a critical role in meeting
the needs of communities, society, and the environment.

My passion is to help create effective, collaborative organizations that
help change the world.
Education: American Leadership of Oregon (Senior Fellow)

Trainings: Community Asset Mapping and Logic Modeling, Developing Your Annual Fundraising Plan, Nonprofit Grant Writing,
Volunteer Management 201, Values Based Management

Certifications: ToP® Facilitation Methods, Raising More Money (Benevon) fundraising program
Neal Hueske, Board President Oregon Adaptive Sports Bend, OR nhueske@bendbroadband.com
Tricia Harding, Board Member (Past Chair) Picture Lab Walla Walla, WA tbirdharding@gmail.com
Max Gimbel, Associate Director, The Ford Family Foundation, Roseburg, OR mgimbel@tfff.org
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2/25/2019 12:42:01DeirdreBealeyWalla Walladeirki@gmail.com360-991-4301EnglishHuman Resources
Organization audits, employee handbook updating and creation, policy and procedures, employee relations, HR projets
Deirdre Bealey is an experienced Human Resources professional, who primarily works with small businesses and non-profits in Eastern Washington, providing diverse and value-added HR solutions. She is passionate about HR, especially employee communications, employee relations, communications and hiring well. Prior to launching her independent consulting career, Deirdre spent over twenty years in corporate HR positions ranging from HR Generalist to HR Director gaining diversified and progressive HR and organizational experience. These businesses included non-union manufacturing, software development, finance and commercial printing. She is excited to offer her HR skills to enhance and improve businesses in the Valley she loves and calls home. Deirdre’s consulting is customizable for each organization. Her expertise and services include HR Audits; Employee Handbook updates and creation; policy, procedure and forms review and updates; employee relations coaching; selection process facilitating and onboarding; meeting facilitation, investigations and employee training.
Deirdre holds a BA in Journalistm/Public Relations and a Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Oregon. She is a current certified SHRM-SCP and SPHR, both senior level certifications, through Society of Human Resources Managemetn (SHRM) and HR Certification Institute (HRCI). She served as Board President of the local Blue Mountain SHRM chapter for 5 years, and is in her second year as the Certification Direcgtor on the Washington State SHRM board.
Sara Archer, Executive Director, Blue Mountain Humane Society
Brian Burns, Executive Director, Tri-State Steelheaders
Pragya Madan, Program Manager, 501 Commons, pragya@501commons.org
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2/25/2019 16:35:24KrisMcReaMcRea ConsultingSeattle
kris@mcreaconsulting.com
4254176100English
Starting a nonprofit, fundraising, communication, board recruitment, interim development
arts and culture, mental illness, homelessness, rural communities, environment, faith-based, education, LGBTQ
McRea Consulting is dedicated to supporting the journey towards sustainable growth of small nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Working with nonprofits with budgets between $0 – $2 million, we offer vital guidance affordably in areas such as becoming a nonprofit, interim leadership, audience development, board recruitment retreats and training, executive coaching, and fundraising and communication efforts.
Kris holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Puget Sound in Communications/Politics and Government. She completed Whidbey Institute’s Powers of Leadership program, is an Executive Corp. member for 501 Commons on both Catalyst and Springboard projects, and facilitates the Puget Sound Nonprofit Consultants Coffee.
Matthew Metz, Coltura, mnm@coltura.org
Stephanie Monroney, Plymouth Healing Communities, smonroney@plyhc.org
Melani Lyons, Dandylyon Drama, melani@dandylyondrama.org
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2/25/2019 21:03:53EricaWalterErice Walter WritesWalla Walla
erica@ericawalterwrites.com
509-301-6025English
Communication Strategy & Execution, Digital Marketing, Marketing Automation, Email Marketing, Customer Experience, Brand Storytelling, Website Copywriting
Arts and Culture
Erica Walter is an email marketing maven and customer experience advocate. She's also the Chief Words Officer at Erica Walter Writes, helping businesses increase customer value through digital marketing channels like email and social media. Erica's focus is on creating compelling brand messages and marketing automation programs that nurture customers along their ideal journey with the brand.
Seth Godin's altMBA, Sherwood Trust Community Leadership Program (2016)
L'Ecole No. 41, Jaime Chalk, 509.525.0940
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3/1/2019 17:47:21KateKingThe Athena Group, LLCOlympiainfo@athenaplace.com3607541954English
The Athena Group consultants provide a wide spectrum of management and organizational development services such as: coaching, strategic thinking and alignment; participatory meeting processes; customer, stakeholder, and public engagement; performance and management studies; program evaluations and assessments; process improvements; and organizational and community change initiatives.
Arts and Culture; Children, Youth, and Families; Community Development; Education; Environment; Healthcare; Housing and Homelessness; Project Management; Stakeholder Engagement; Organizational Health; Organizational Development; Diversity, Equity, and Racial/Social Justice; Performance Audits; Leadership and Executive Development, Coaching, and Training; Meeting Facilitation; Art of Hosting; Crucial Conversations; Strategic Planning
The Athena Group is a cooperative of forward-thinking practitioners who help community leaders, managers, and decision-makers build personal mastery, create learning organizations, and enable cross-sector collaborations. We help our public, private, and non-profit clients build thriving, effective organizations and happier, healthier, and safer communities.

We offer a tailored, collaborative approach to our projects, designed to integrate our technical expertise with your organizational knowledge to provide you with the collaboratively-designed development services you need.
We have consultants who are trained and certified in a variety of areas including, group and individual coaching, change management and organizational development, project management, mediation, emotional intelligence, and a variety of assessment tools such as Prosci, 360 Degree, Myers-Briggs, and Human Element FIRO B.
Heather Moss, Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Heather.moss@dcyf.wa.gov, (360) 407-1413
Jerri Kelly, Pierce County Coordinated Transportation, jkelly4@co.pierce.wa.us, (253) 798-4465
Steve Hall, City of Olympia, (360) 753-8447, shall@ci.olympia.wa.us
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3/3/2019 21:08:54SusanHowlettSeattle
susan@susanhowlett.com
206-545-2186English
Board Development (strategic recruitment, board engagement in governance, ambassadorship, and fundraising, improving meetings/attendance, etc.)
Fundraising (strategic fundraising; donor identification/cultivation/solicitation/stewardship; improving current strategies; engaging the board in optimal fundraising; creating fundraising plans, creating a culture of philanthropy, etc.)
Strategic Thinking/Strategic Planning
I've consulted with thousands of nonprofits across the U.S. over the last 40 years, and have many clients in every sector, from small unstaffed or grassroots groups to international institutions.
I've been strengthening nonprofits for over 40 years, and have consulted with thousands of nonprofits all over the U.S. during the last 30 years. I've been core faculty in a year-long Fundraising Certificate at the University of Washington since 1990. I've written two award-winning books on grants and fundraising, and I speak at regional and national conferences several times each month, often keynoting. I'm known for offering practical, no-cost solutions to persistent problems, delivered with humor, stories, and chocolate.
I'm a "Subject Matter Expert" in grantwriting, having designed the national standards for accreditation. My grant book has been the most widely-used grant text in the U.S. for decades. And I've been teaching certification classes since the 80s at 8 colleges and 2 universities.
YWCA Walla Walla, Anne-Marie Schwerin, aschwerin@ywcaww.org
Blue Mountain Land Trust, Tim Copeland, tim@bmlt.org
W Club (Whitman), Jock Edwards
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