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The Alford Group

The Alford Group

Phone 206-548-0451
Fax 206-548-0150
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Director of Marketing
2033 Sixth Avenue, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98121
Boston Office:
Amy Hines
Senior Vice President
(860) 916-7339

Chicago Office:
Brenda B. Asare
Senior Vice President, Midwest Division Manager
1603 Orrington Avenue, Suite 200
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 425-9800

Seattle Office:
Karen Rotko-Wynn, CFRE
Senior Vice President, West Division Manager
2033 Sixth Avenue, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 548-0451

Other inquiries:
Tafara Pulse, MPA
Director of Marketing

As a national full-service consulting firm serving not-for-profits since 1979, The Alford Group has empowered more than 2,700 mission-based organizations to grow, improve, fulfill their missions and change the world. Our mission is to strengthen the not-for-profit community. We offer customized solutions in fund and resource development, organizational development and planning, executive search and knowledge management, all based on sound principles, guidance, tools and structures that help organizations realize their dreams for the future.

Our approach centers on partnership and we involve and guide our clients in every step of the process. First, we tailor our consulting teams and services specifically to meet your needs. Second, our core values creativity, diversity, excellence, integrity, joyfulness, leadership, and respect infuse each project and activity on which we work. Third, we work with you throughout the service to ensure your organization is left stronger, with higher capacity and a greater sense of ease in your work as a result of our time with you.

We have offices in Chicago, Seattle and Boston and our consulting staff represents decades of experience in volunteer, staff and consulting roles with not-for-profit organizations. Our methodology, in theory and practice, is designed to advance the mission and vision of our clients. As a result, we distinguish ourselves by:

- Empowering staff and volunteers with the knowledge and resources to take that essential step beyond planning to implementation of projects
- Offering tailored, responsive services by senior professionals who understand the local and regional philanthropic landscape and are supported by the resources of a national firm
- Employing accomplished consulting staff each with a passion for exploration, assessment, and creativity, who have first-hand experience in the field and bring to consulting a diverse body of knowledge and understanding of the industry, its scope and challenges, and
- Advancing best practices in the industry - The Alford Group has been a consistent leader in the field of philanthropy since 1979. Members of our team often contribute to articles, research, and courses in addition to speaking engagements and conference presentations or panel discussions.

Our firm has extensive experience working with all segments of the not-for-profit community to enhance leadership, establish best practices in the field, and develop institutional capacity to meet strategic goals and objectives. Our service areas include:

Organizational Development

- Strategic Planning
- Governance Analysis
- Facilitation Services
- Strategic Counsel and Coaching
- Board Recruitment and Training
- Professional Development
- Project Management

Fundraising/Resource Development

- Campaign Feasibility Study/Campaign Planning Study
- Capital & Endowment Campaign Planning and Management
- Development Audits/Assessment
- Annual Fund Planning and Management/Development Audits
- Foundation & Corporate Giving
- Major Gift Campaigns
- Planned Giving
- Strategic Planning and Organizational Infrastructure
- Program Development
- Marketing/Messaging

Executive Search

- Executive Recruitment
- Staff Analysis
- Transition Support
- Interim Executive Staffing
- Executive Coaching

Knowledge Management Solutions

- Audit and Assessments
- General Counsel and Project Assistance
- Conversion and Implementation Services
- Custom Reporting
- Technology Planning
- Data Integration
- Targeted Training



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