Contributors

CO-FOUNDERS

Emily Anthony, Emily Anthony Consulting

Emily Anthony

Emily Anthony has worked as a nonprofit consultant in the Seattle area for the last 10 years.  Emily helps small to mid-sized organizations succeed at challenging tasks that are new to them, such as significantly increasing their fundraising, building a strong and engaged board, creating an ambitious strategic plan, or seeking and hiring a new executive leader.  She frequently partners with Julie Edsforth on many larger projects such as strategic plans or searches, while also maintaining her own client base as a fundraising and board development coach. Emily feels incredibly lucky to work every day with people and organizations who are committed to making positive change, and she is continually inspired by seeing the real impact of all their hard work in our communities...

Julie Edsforth, Edsforth Consulting

Julie Edsforth

Julie Edsforth is a Seattle-based nonprofit consultant helping individuals, nonprofit organizations and community initiatives create progressive social change that leads to lasting improvements in people’s lives and the world around them.

She provides consulting, coaching, and facilitation services in six areas: strategy development and planning, executive search and transition, executive leadership development, fundraising strategy development, board governance, and organization-wide capacity building...

CONTRIBUTORS

Dani Beam, DC Beam Consulting

Dani Beam

Dani Beam specializes in working with individuals and organizations to find creative, practical solutions to meet an organization’s needs and leverage their strengths. She has worked with local, regional and global nonprofits to train leadership, raise funds, and build organizational capacity. With her holistic, service-oriented approach, she excels in working with organizations to help them achieve their goals.

Dani’s capacity building expertise is rooted in her nearly 20 years as a fundraising professional and meeting facilitator. During that time, she supported and advanced missions of a wide variety of organizations...

Donna Bellew

Donna Bellew

Donna has nearly 20 years of leadership and human resources experience in the business and non-profit community. She started her career at Microsoft where she provided executive coaching, organizational design, performance management and succession planning as a Senior HR manager. She also oversaw internal recruiting and developed a company wide key employee retention program...

Sara Lawson, Shorthand Consulting

Sara Lawson

Sara Lawson, MPA, CFRE, CPCC, brings 20+ years' leadership experience to support organizations and individuals with big dreams and ambitious goals. Sara is passionate about the role that mission-inspired companies and organizations have in strengthening communities. She also knows that leadership can be fulfilling AND frustrating, even for dedicated, skilled, and creative people. Sara is a consultant, coach, facilitator, speaker, and the creator of Gauge Leadership Lab and Moxie: A Leadership Salon Series for Women. These leadership development programs bring together small groups of leaders to uncover new insights, develop courageous visions, share big laughs, and champion each other’s progress along the way...

Heidi Thomson-Daly, HT & CO.

Heidi Thomson

Heidi Thomson-Daly, the Principal Consultant of HT & CO., has a ceaseless passion for doing what she loves most: working with great nonprofits and those that lead them to raise more money and up their impact. Reputed for her infectious enthusiasm and track record of success, Heidi uses an invigorating, customized approach to meeting her client’s needs, infusing innovation, analysis, strategy, and creative ingenuity into every project.

An accomplished fundraiser with 18 years of nonprofit leadership experience,Heidi consultants and trains nationally, specializing in campaign readiness and feasibility, major gifts, fundraising performance and event strategy...

Jennifer Weber, Cornerstone Consulting

Jennifer Weber

Jennifer Weber is the Founder and Principal of Cornerstone Consulting where she specializes in working with non-profit organizations to build innovative donor engagement strategies and strong major gift programs. As an accomplished non-profit leader with over 20 years of experience, Jennifer believes philanthropy is rooted in values and can be a catalyst for positive social change. Jennifer works closely with staff and boards to help them gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to successfully build relationships and ask for major gifts. Jennifer’s core services include major gift strategy, major gift training, campaign readiness, development audits, development plans, and customized stewardship planning...