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.
Emily has worked in the non-profit sector for her entire career. Prior to becoming a consultant, Emily served in several very different capacities in the nonprofit sector, which gives her a balanced and broad perspective. She began her career doing direct service with families and children as a caseworker, and eventually took on other roles including supervisor, volunteer manager, administrator, and grantwriter. After graduate school in public health, she worked for a consulting firm that did program evaluation for social service organizations, teaching people how to understand data, measure results, and convey impact more effectively to funders. In addition, her personal volunteer work and board service over the past 25 years in Seattle have informed her consulting work: she knows firsthand what it means to feel passionate about an organization, but to need to balance the competing demands of family, kids, and a “real job” with board service! She has served on several boards including Child Care Resources and Social Venture Partners, and she has participated what seems like countless fundraising, strategic planning, special event, and search committees.
Originally from Massachusetts, Emily graduated from Harvard University and received a Master in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Washington. She also holds a Certificate in Human Services Management from the UW School of Social Work.