Our Clients

Our clients span the range of type, focus, and location.  They are commonly nonprofit groups, public agencies, educational institutions, and foundations.  They can be found on both coasts and in nearly all states in between.  They do have at least one thing in common – a dedication to serving a public need and leaving their communities and the larger world better as a result.

Our clients generally fall into one of three categories: individuals, organizations, and networks. 

  • Individuals include community leaders and organizational executives who seek training or coaching from us to grow their skills and increase their impact.
  • Organizations ask for our assistance in a variety of areas, such as strategic planning, board development, fundraising and communications strategy, succession planning, executive search, and mergers.
  • Networks include alliances or associations of organizations that share a common purpose and role in their communities. We engage with network leaders in multi-year initiatives to help them grow the individual and collective capacity of their member organizations.  We also work with network leaders to grow their own capacity to serve members.

We’ve supported clients in numerous segments of the nonprofit and public sectors.  We’ve worked extensively in several areas.  These include individuals, organizations, and networks affiliated with land and water conservation, affordable housing, public health, national park systems, and historic preservation.

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

A land trust heeds its community’s call to lead

Habitat for Humanity

Merger of two Oregon affiliates leads with culture

National Park Foundation

Boosting Friends Groups boosts Natioanl Parks

Who We Work With

    Advocacy / Public Policy

    Center for Community Progress

    Children First for Oregon

    Elders in Action

    GA Environmental Nonprofit Network


    Oregon Labor Candidate School

    Oregon Solutions

    Oregon State Legislative Policy and Research Office

    SEIU Local #49

    PSU Candidate Boot Camp

    Washington County Vision Action Network

    Animal Welfare / Support

    Cat Adoption Team

    Dogs for Better Lives

    Fences for Fido

    Arts and Culture

    Alliance of Artists Communities

    Artichoke School of Music

    Britt Festivals

    Chamber Music NW

    Glass House Collective

    Middleman Jewish Community Center

    Oregon Repertory Singers

    Oregon Country Fair

    Oya No Kai


    Presbytery of the Cascades

    World Pulse

    Zimmerman Center


    American Bar Association

    American Kinesiotherapy Association

    American Lung Association

    Business for a Better Portland

    Clark County Association of Realtors

    International Ombudsman Association

    King County Bar Association

    Los Angeles County Bar Association

    Lloyd Transportation Management Association

    Missouri Bar Association

    National Association of Social Workers

    NW Multiple Listing Service

    Oregon Nurses Association

    Oregon State Bar

    State Bar of California

    State Bar of Nevada

    University of British Columbia

    University of California Merced

    University of Utah

    Village School

    Washington REALTORS

    Washington Society of Association Executives

    Winthrop Music Association

    Conservation Districts

    California Association of Resource Conservation Districts

    East Multnomah Soil and Water District

    Inland Empire Resource Conservation District

    Lake County RCD

    Napa County RCD

    Placer RCD

    RCD of Greater San Diego County

    RCD of Monterey County

    RCD of Santa Cruz County

    RCD of Santa Monica Mountains

    Sonoma RCD

    Tahoe RCD

    Western Shasta RCD

    Yamhill County Conservation Association

    Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District

    Conservation Education

    Black Rock Forest Consortium

    Center for Humans and Nature

    Colorado Foundation of Water Education


    Yale School of Forestry

    NW Earth Institute

    Land Conservation

    Aquidneck Land Trust

    American Friends of Canadian Land

    Aspen Valley Land Trust

    Athens Land Trust

    Bainbridge Island Land Trust

    Barnstable Land Trust

    Bayou Land Conservancy

    Bear Yuba Land Trust

    Blue Ridge-Berryessa Natural Area Partnership

    Bluegrass Conservancy

    Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust

    Buzzards Bay Coalition

    CA Council of Land Trusts

    Canadian Land Trust Alliance

    Central Valley Farmland Trust

    Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

    Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts

    Columbia Land Conservancy

    Columbia Land Trust

    Connemara Conservancy

    Conservation Foundation for the Gulf Coast

    Conservation Law Center

    Desert Foothills Land Trust

    Driftless Area Land Conservancy

    Dutchess Land Conservancy

    Eagle Valley Land Trust

    Eastern Sierra Land Trust

    Five Valleys Land Trust

    Franklin Land Trust

    Gallatin Valley Land Trust

    Galveston Bay Foundation

    Golden State Land Conservancy

    Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy

    Grant-Kohrs Ranch Foundation

    Great Land Trust

    Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust

    Green River Valley Land Trust

    Greenbelt Land Trust

    Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

    Hudson Highlands Land Trust

    Ice Age Park and Trail Alliance

    Inland Northwest Land Trust

    Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

    Jefferson County Farmland

    Jefferson Land Trust

    Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation

    Katy Prairie Conservancy

    Kauai Land Trust

    Kentucky Land Trusts Coalition

    Kestrel Trust

    Klamath Lake Land Trust

    Land Conservancy of Southern

    Land Trust Accreditation Commission

    Land Trust Alliance

    Land Trust Alliance of British

    Land Trust for Santa Barbara County

    Land Trust for Tennessee

    Land Trust of Santa Cruz County

    Land Trust Accreditation Commission

    Land Trust Alliance

    Living River Trust

    Lowcountry Land Trust

    Marin Agricultural Land Trust

    Maryland Environmental Trust

    Maui Coastal Land Trust

    McKenzie River Trust

    Mendocino Land Trust

    Merwin Conservancy

    Mountain Area Land Trust

    Montana Association of Land Trusts

    Montana Nature Conservancy

    Mojave Desert Land Trust

    Mt. Grace Land Conservation Land Trust

    Muir Heritage Land Trust

    Napa Land Trust

    Nature Conservancy of Canada

    Nevada Land Trust

    New Jersey Conservation Foundation

    Nisqually Land Trust

    North Coast Land Conservancy

    North Olympic Land Trust

    North Shore Land Alliance

    Northcoast Regional Land Trust

    Northeast Wilderness Trust

    Open Space Institute


    Oregon Agricultural Trust

    Oregon Rangeland Trust

    Pacific Island Land Institute

    Piasu Nature Reserve

    Prickly Pear Land Trust

    Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

    PCC Farmland Trust

    Raritan Headwaters Association

    Rensselaer Plateau Land Trust

    River Fields

    Saratoga PLAN

    Sequoia Riverlands Trust

    Shasta Land Trust

    Solano Land Trust

    Sonoma Mountain Institute

    Southern Oregon Land Conservancy

    Stowe Land Trust

    Summit Land Conservancy

    Sycamore Land Trust

    Tecumseh Land Trust

    Tejon Ranch Conservancy

    Tennessee River Gorge Trust

    Teton Regional Land Trust

    Texas Ag Land Trust

    The Nature Conservancy Montana

    The Nature Conservancy Oregon

    Tri Valley Conservancy

    Trust Montana

    Washington Association of Land Trusts

    Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust

    Westchester Land Trust

    Whatcom Land Trust

    Whidbey Camano Land Trust

    Wood River Land Trust

    Water Conservation

    Alliance for Water Efficiency

    Calapooia Watershed Council

    Columbia Slough Watershed Council

    Curry Watershed Partnership

    Freshwater Trust

    Johnson Creek Watershed Council

    Kentucky Waterways Alliance

    Long Tom Watershed Council

    Marys River Watershed Council

    Network of Oregon Watershed Councils

    Rickreall Watershed Council

    River Alliance of Wisconsin

    River Network

    Sierra Streams Institute

    Siuslaw Watershed Council

    South Santiam Watershed Council

    Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

    Tualatin River Watershed Council

    Upper Deschutes Watershed Council

    Willamette River Initiative

    Species Protection

    California Native Plant Society


    Ecotrust Forest Management

    Ecology and Environment Inc

    Houston Audubon Society

    Oregon Zoo Foundation

    Other Conservation

    Conservation Advocacy

    Montana Wilderness Association

    Oregon Environmental Council



    Pacific Crest Trail Association


    Beaverton School District

    The Collaboratory

    Columbia Gorge Community College

    Edison Community College

    Foundations for a Better Oregon

    German American School

    Grantmakers for Education

    Hillsboro School District

    Lewis & Clark Montessori

    Living School

    Multnomah County Early Learning Council

    Oak Hill School

    Open Meadow

    Oregon Education Association

    Oregon Health Sciences University

    Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition


    Portland Jewish Academy

    Portland Metro STEM Partnership

    Portland Public Schools

    Portland State University

    Reach Out and Read Oregon

    Summit School

    Stanford University

    Trillium Charter School

    University of Kentucky – Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

    Vermont Law School

    Energy and Sustainability

    Energy Trust of Oregon

    Bonneville Environmental Foundation

    Clean Energy Works Oregon

    Climate Solutions

    Climate Trust


    Geos Institute

    Green Building Services

    Green Electronics Council

    Green Hammer

    Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

    Oregon Wave Energy Trust

    Smart Growth America

    Equity / Justice

    Center for Equity and Inclusion

    Coalitions of Communities of Color

    George Wright Society

    Grounded Solutions Network

    Groundwork USA

    Immigration Counseling Service

    Let’s Talk Diversity Coalition

    Living Cully Collaborative

    Oregon Commission for Women

    Oregon Latino Agenda for Action

    Oregon Women’s Equity Coalition

    Quimper Unitarian Universalist

    Saving Grace

    Food Security

    Chester County Food Bank

    Childhood Hunger Coalition

    Global Response Management

    Harvest Time

    Heifer International

    Hillsboro Farmers Market

    Portland Farmers Market

    Montavilla Farmers Market

    Oregon Food Bank

    Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon

    Portland Farmers Market

    Seeds to Plate

    Friends Groups

    Anchorage Parks Foundation

    Friend of Ridgefield Refuge

    Fort Vancouver National Trust

    Friends of Tryon Creek State Park

    Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

    Friends of Leach Botanical Garden

    Grand Canyon Conservancy

    Haleakala Conservancy

    Mississippi Park Connection

    National Park Foundation

    Oregon State Parks Foundation

    Rock Creek Conservancy

    Santa Monica Mountains Fund

    Yellowstone Association

    Yellowstone Park Foundation

    Yosemite Conservancy

    Youth Consortium

    Government Leadership

    City Councils



    Coos Bay

    Lake Oswego

    Oregon City

    West Linn

    County Commissions

    Clackamas County

    Hood River County

    Lane County

    Lewis and Clark County

    Washington County

    Grantmaking Foundations

    S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

    Chesapeake Bay Funders

    Collins Foundation

    Community Foundation of Teton

    Geraldine L. Dodge Foundation

    Estacada Community Foundation

    Humboldt Area Foundation

    John P Kendall Foundation

    Meyer Memorial Trust

    NW Health Foundation

    NW Osteopathic Health Foundation

    Rotary Club of Portland

    Sangham Foundation

    United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

    Women’s Foundation of Oregon

    Health / Human Service

    Archdiocese of Portland

    Artz Center


    Asian Health Service

    Bradley-Angle House

    CARE, Inc

    CASH Oregon

    Cascade AIDS Project

    Cascadia Behavioral Health

    Cedar Sinai Park

    Family Promise of Beaverton

    Free Clinic of SW Washington

    Health Share of Oregon

    Healthy Beginnings

    Human Rights Commission

    Human Solutions

    Indiana University School of Medicine

    Innovative Changes

    Jewish Agency Council

    Jewish Family & Child Service

    LeadingAge Oregon

    Lions Eye Bank

    Lutheran World Relief

    Macdonald Center

    Meals on Wheels

    Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Oregon Foster Parent Association

    UCLA Medical Home

    NW Catholic Counseling

    ODA Farm Mediation

    OR Health Quality Corp

    Oregon Health Care Interpreters

    Oregon Health CO-OP

    Oregon HEAT

    Oregon Opportunity Network

    Oregon Physical Therapy

    Oregon Primary Care Association

    Oregon Public Health Advisory

    Oregon Public Health Association

    PHN Home Visiting

    Project ACCESS NOW

    Project Access NOW – CCHC

    Q Corp PCPCI

    Quechua Benefit

    Raphael House

    Relay Resources

    Resolutions NW

    Rose Villa Foundation

    Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

    St Andrew Legal Clinic

    Susan G. Komen for the Cure

    Sustainability in Prisons Project

    Tillamook Family Counseling Center

    Transition Projects

    Upstream Public Health

    Willamette Valley Community Health


    Worksystems, Inc.

    Historic Preservation / Downtown Revitalization

    Bosco Milligan Foundation

    Historic Preservation Association of Oregon

    Cleveland Main Street

    Heritage Ohio

    National Trust for Historic Preservation

    James Madison’s Montpelier Foundation

    Main Street Ohio

    Oregon State Historic Preservation Office

    Oregon Main Street

    Westcott House

    Wisconsin Main Street Program

    Housing / Community Development

    California Community Land Trust Network

    Great Valley Center

    Habitat for Humanity International

    Home Forward

    Homestead Community Land Trust

    Housing Authority of Clackamas County

    Housing Partnership Network

    Housing Works

    Lakeview Community Partnership

    Na Hale O Maui

    National CLT Network

    NW Housing Alternatives

    Northwest Neighborhoods

    Oakland Community Land Trust

    Oregon Housing and Community Services

    REACH Community Development Corp.

    Portland Community Reinvestment, Inc.


    Street Trust

    Southwest Neighborhoods Inc

    Willamette Neighborhood Housing

    Wisconsin Partnership for Housing

    Public Agencies (multiple bureaus and departments)

    City of Portland

    City of Corvallis

    Clackamas County

    Deschutes County Health Services


    Multnomah County

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

    Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

    Oregon Public Utility Commission

    National Park Service

    Portland Development Commission

    Portland Police Review Board

    Portland Progress



    U.S. Forest Service

    Social-Purpose Businesses

    Lincoln Electric

    Lyme Timber Company

    New Seasons

    Pacific Continental Bank

    PGE – Portland General Electric

    Potlatch #1 Federal Credit Union

    Powell’s Books

    Pyramid Communications

    Sokol Blosser

    SRG Partnership

    Strategies 360

    Tompkins Benefit Group Inc

    Youth and Family

    Aviators for Children

    Black Parent Initiative (BPI)

    Camp Blue Spruce

    Children’s Health Foundation

    Children’s Center of Clackamas

    Children’s Specialty Care Coalition

    Community Cycling Center

    Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls

    Democracy Lab

    Foster Care Reduction Initiative

    Friendly House

    Friends of the Children

    Family SkillBuilders

    Harper’s Playground

    Home Life Inc

    Homeless Youth Continuum

    Multnomah County Commission Children and Families


    Oregon Youth Soccer Association

    Pangaea Project

    Portland Children’s Museum

    Portland Youth Philharmonic

    Portland YouthBuilders

    Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs

    Oregon Child Development Coalition

    Street Yoga