Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Leadership Series will take place at The Studio. The Studio is conveniently located in southeast lower Queen Anne in the Williams - Helde Marketing Building, close to I-5, Highway 99 and downtown Seattle. The full address is:
711 Sixth Avenue North, #200
Seattle, Washington 98109
The Studio is located on 6th Avenue NORTH between Roy and Valley. It is on the 2nd floor of the building. The building has two entrances: the front door or the back door. The front door faces Sixth Avenue North and is the main entrance. The building is slate brown with tall narrow windows. It is located directly across the street from Girl Scouts Corporate Office. The sign in front of the building says Williams-Helde Marketing Communications. When you enter building from the front door, please take the stairs to The Studio on the 2nd floor. When entering from the back entrance, please climb the metal stairs outside to a door marked William - Helde. The Studio is right inside.
The Studio is accessible by Metro Bus. The metro bus stop is on the corner of Valley Street and Taylor Avenue, North. For schedules, fares and maps, please visit: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/
Walking directions from Bus Stop to Venue: Exit Bus Stop and go straight on Valley Street. Continue on Valley Street, crossing over Taylor Avenue, N. Go one block and make right on 6th Avenue, N. Venue will be on the right. It is approximately a 2 minute walk from bust stop to venue.
From I-5 (either direction): Exit at Mercer Street and follow signs to Seattle Center. From the Exit ramp, proceed forward, continue onto Broad Street and turn right on 5th Ave. N. Turn right on Valley Street, and right on 6th Ave. North.
From Downtown: Via 3rd Avenue - Go north up 3rd Avenue. Turn Right on Broad Street. Turn left on 5th Avenue North (under monorail). Go 1 block past Mercer, turning right on Roy St. Go 2 blocks, turn left on 6th Ave North.
Via 6th Ave - Go north up 6th Ave. Turn left on Denny Way. Turn right on 5th Ave. North. Go 1 block past Mercer, turning right on Roy St. Go 2 blocks, turn left on 6th Ave North.
From Alaskan Way Viaduct: Exit viaduct at Western Avenue, following signs to Seattle Center. Continue north on Western Avenue. Turn right on Broad Street. Turn left on 5th Avenue North (under monorail). go one block past Mercer. Make a right turn on Roy Street. Go two more blocks and make a left on 6th Avenue North. The venue will be on the left.
There is a lot of construction in this area and you should check this site for more information on closures: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR99/HolgateToKing/FerryAccessAndAlaskanWayClosure.htm
From Aurora Avenue North: As you head south down Aurora, get into the right lane as you approach Seattle Center. Turn right on Valley Street. Turn left on 6th Avenue North (one block west of Aurora). The venue will be on the right.
From Ballard/Magnolia: Go south on Elliott Avenue. Turn left on Mercer, following signs to Seattle Center. Proceed past Seattle Center. Turn left on 5th Ave. North. Go 1 block, turn right on Roy St. Go 2 blocks, turn left on 6th Ave. North.
Click here for the map to the venue location: www.thestudioseattle.com/pdf/thestudioseattle_map.pdf
Construction in Downtown
Please check the WA State Department of Transportation website for the latest in road closures and construction in the downtown area. http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Northwest/King/Seattle.html
Parking is ample and affordable near the venue. There is free street parking available at the venue on Roy Street, Valley Street, 6th Avenue N., Taylor Ave N., Aloha Street, and Ward Place. This is first come first serve. Once the on street parking fills up there are two parking lots nearby.
Parking Lot 1: Located at the corner of 6th Avenue North and Roy Street. This is a surface parking lot. The fee is $6.00 cash for up to four hours. Cash only and exact Change is required. This lot is located approximately 1/2 block from the Venue. Exit lot to the right on 6th Avenue North. The venue will be on the right.
Parking Lot 2: Located at the corner of Roy Street and Aurora Avenue. This is a surface parking lot. The fee is $4.00 for up to four hours. Cash only and exact change is required. This lot is located approximate two blocks from the venue. As you exit lot, go straight on Roy Street. Make a right on 6th Avenue North. The venue will be one block up on your right.
Alternate Transportation Options
Yellow Cab (206) 622-5600
Seattle Taxi Company (206)242-6200
Orange Cab (206)522-8800
Most hotels near the Leadership Series venue are within the $100 - $189 per night range. The following hotels are within a three-mile radius of the venue:
Hampton Inn & Suites BOOK NOW 0.12 miles from venue
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown BOOK NOW 0.27 miles from venue
Comfort Suites Seattle BOOK NOW 1.83 miles from venue
Four Points by Sheraton Downtown BOOK NOW 0.03 miles from venue
Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown BOOK NOW 0.79 miles from venue
Owen has been involved in proposal writing for 6 years. In his current position at Climate Solutions, he is responsible for writing, editing, and coordinating grant proposals, reports, and other communications to foundations and corporations, researching grant opportunities, and stewarding relationships with funders. Previously, Owen worked for the Washington State PTA where he was Interim Executive Director, responsible for managing all aspects of the organization, including proposal writing, grant reporting, and funder cultivation. Owen earned a master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL) from Seattle University and a BA from University of Washington-Tacoma. He is a member of the Northwest Development Officers Association (NDOA), Puget Sound Grantwriters Association (PSGA), and the Washington Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-WA).
Sylvie has been involved in proposal writing for 28 years. In her current position as a consultant, she is responsible for preparing grant requests, including research, drafting, revision and submission of requests on behalf of nonprofit organizations and units of government. She also provides grantwriting training to a variety of community-based organizations, and teaches grantwriting in the MPA program of The Evergreen State College. Previously, as Executive Director at non-profit organizations, including Seattle Counseling Services, World for Women, and the Washington State Coalition for the Homeless, as well as Director of the King County Community Mobilization Against Substance Abuse, Sylvie was successful in obtaining grant funding from numerous federal, state and local government sources and from private foundations. She earned a BA in History from UCLA and an MSW from University of Washington. She is a member of Puget Sound Grantwriters' Association and past Chair of the South Sound Planning Committee.
Polly has been involved in proposal writing for 10 years. In her current position, she works with the Development Director to research and write proposals. Her proposal writing activities include researching appropriate grants, writing proposals, working with the staff and board to create the necessary attachments, writing reports, and maintaining relationships with funders. She earned a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Boston University and a M.T.S. in Religious Studies from Harvard Divinity School. She is a member of Seattle College Access Network (SCAN). Polly has been writing grants for a small, local nonprofit for 10 years.
Nadia has been involved in online fundraising for the past five years raising money both for operational support and for grants to partner organizations around the world. In her current position, she is responsible for designing online fundraising campaigns, messaging, and evaluating partners and fundraising efforts using Jolkona's technology platform and applications. Previously, as Programs Coordinator at Academy of business Leadership, Nadia was responsible for creating the organization's online fundraising program. Nadia currently serves as adviser for the non-profit IonPoverty, and social enterprise FoodnMe. She earned BA in Business/Economics from UCLA and a Master in Public Health & Nutrition from University of Washington. She has been featured in the Seattle Times, Marie Claire, and NPR and spoken on several panels for her work in online fundraising and engaging youth in giving.
Maria has been involved in fundraising and development for nine years. Currently the Senior Manager of Membership and Annual Fund at EMP Museum, she is responsible for the marketing and communication strategy for the museum's membership department, with responsibilities that include oversight of the member enewsletters, e-acquisitions and e-appeals. She has experience using banner ads, "deal of the day" offers and social media to find new members and instituted the museum's first content-specific, individualized web pages for members only. While working as the Ticketing and Patron Services Manager with Signature Theater in Virginia she managed subscriptions, box office and group sales, and front-of-house services, including online subscription and ticketing information. Maria currently serves on the Cultural Resource Collective Steering Committee, a peer-selected board that oversees the Seattle Arts & Culture Community Database Project. She has a BA in English from the University of Puget Sound and has earned her doctoral candidacy in American History from Northwestern University.
Gabe has been involved in online fundraising for 8 years. In his current position at Art with Heart, he is responsible for online, email and social media fundraising, ScanLife QR code connections, GiveBig online giving, and other internet strategies. Previously, as Director of Membership, Outreach, & Special Events at The World Affairs Council of Seattle, Gabe was responsible for online, email, and social media outreach and fundraising. Gabe currently serves as Board Member for The Municipal League of King County (Former Chair), The Young Professionals International Network (YPIN), and the 46th District Democrats. He earned an MA in International Affairs from Seton Hall University and a BA in Political Science from Seattle Pacific University.
Marc has been involved in program evaluation for 17 years. In his current position, he is responsible for working with numerous non-profit agencies, government organizations and funders/foundations in their efforts to develop evaluation systems that are useful for evaluation of program implementation and impacts. Marc specializes in helping organizations build their own capacity to implement evaluation activities and in overseeing and managing external evaluation studies. He has provided consultation to organizations in focus areas including social and human services, youth development, education, arts and the environment. Previously, as Research Director at Organizational Research Services, Marc was responsible for providing techincal assistance on program evaluation to non-profit organizations and overseeing all aspects of implementation of program evaluation studies. He earned Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Washington and a B.S. in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. He has served as adjunct faculty in the Masters of Nonprofit Leadership Program at Seattle University with emphasis on Program Evaluation topics.
Paula has been involved in program evaluations for seven years. In her current position, she is the project manager of several U.S. EPA grants and oversees the outcome-based evaluation of programs funded under those grants. Previously, as Western Regional Office Director at National Wildlife Federation, Paula was responsible for overseeing outcome-based program evaluation of wildlife conservation efforts in the region. Paula currently serves as Assistant District Commissioner for Cascade District, Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America. She earned B.S. in Business Administration from University of Nevada, Reno and a MEd. in Education from Regis University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.
Jim has been involved in program evaluations for 18 years. In his current position as a consultant, he is responsible for evaluating program readiness for capital campaigns, growth initiatives, and strategic planning. He also manages internal employee evaluation processes for line staff, managers, and CEO's. Prior to becoming a consultant, Jim held the Vice President of Development position at CRISTA Ministries where he was responsible for program evaluation and fundraising management. Jim currently serves as a volunteer for King's High School, Mexico Family Missions, and a forum chair for Pinnacle Forum (now C3). He earned a BBA in Business from Pacific Lutheran University. He is a member of NDOA and the Christian Leadership Alliance.
Tim is an expert in inbound and content marketing for 8 years. In his current position he works with organizations to drive traffic to their websites using techniques such as online video streaming, content creation, SEO, social media, pay-per-click, e-mails, and landing pages. In the past year he worked with Arizona State University’s College of Public Programs on their online video and social media marketing master plan. Previously, he was the Director of Membership and Content for the nonprofit ResearchChannel where he was responsible for creating their social media marketing plan. In July he gave a presentation on “Search Engine Optimization for YouTube” at the Center for Nonprofit Success’ Social Media Summit in Seattle as well as a workshop on “25 Ways to Drive Traffic to your Website” in September.
Jen has been involved in website marketing for 14 years. In her current position as a consultant, she works with nonprofit organizations on online branding and inbound marketing. This includes helping organizations optimize their web and social media presence to generate donor leads and nurture relationships, as well as ensure their online brand delivers on their mission. Previously, as Partner at Cultivate Marketing, Jen was responsible for providing strategic brand communications, web development, and relationship marketing for nonprofit organizations. Jen currently serves as Board Member and marketing committee chair for Friends of the Children--King County. She has spoken at the WA State Nonprofit Conference 2 years in a row and regularly facilitates nonprofit vision and mission development workshops.
Terry has been involved in volunteer management for 8 years. In her current position, she is responsible for developing and implementing volunteer management policies, guiding staff in 46 libraries who work with volunteers, volunteer recruitment, and data management for over 1,000 volunteers per month. Previously, as Managing Librarian at King County Library System, Terry was responsible for liaising with three volunteer Friends of the Library groups and three volunteer city library boards. She earned a Masters in Library Science from UCLA. She is a member of American Library Association, Leadership Eastside. Prior volunteer service includes serving on the boards of the Eastside Heritage Center and Friends of Third Place Commons.
Janelle has been involved in volunteer management for 7 years. In her current position, she is responsible for recruiting, training, placing and organizing volunteers to work at all Hopelink programs and sites, matching abilities and skills with agency needs. Additionally, Janelle develops and maintains relationships with program staff and develops and implements volunteer management training for all program staff. Previously, as Program Manager II at Camp Fire USA, Janelle was responsible for recruiting, training and supporting adult and youth volunteers for youth worker, event, and administrative positions. Janelle also coordinated and supported 11 volunteer-led day camps in King and Kitsap Counties, serving 1150 campers and 400 teen leadership participants per year.
She earned her Bachelor's Degree in English, with an emphasis in teaching from University of Washington She is a member of Volunteer Administrator's Network.
Wendy has been involved in volunteer management for 10 years. In her current position, she is responsible for managing the volunteer program at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. She manages the day to day operations, long term strategical planning and implementation while ensuring that all regulatory requirements for volunteers are being met. Wendy oversees the development and implementation of the High School Summer Program, Sno-Isle Tech, Camp Prov, and other volunteer roles. Wendy and two supervisors are responsible for onboarding, training and retaining a culturally diverse group of 900 volunteers annually in an ever changing environment.. Previously, as Program Manager at the National MS Society, Greater Washington Chapter, Wendy was responsible for managing 125 volunteers in self-help groups, the Peer Support volunteers, and managing programs for people with MS and their families. She worked with MS specialists in the area to build an educational event for physicians in our state to learn more about the advances in MS research and care. She earned a BA in Sociology from Central Washington University. Currently Wendy is a member and Vice President for the Washington State Society of Directors of Volunteer Services (WSSDVS) and an active member of AHVRP.
Rick has been involved in fundraising for 8 years. In his current position, he is responsible for managing the fundraising for a local Seattle based non-profit advocating for children and teens affected by HIV/AIDS in the Puget Sound area. This includes planning and directing various fundraisers, ranging from small events to the largest gala and auction in Bellevue. He also works to forge partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations, clubs, and individual donors to increase annual income, and serves as a liaison in expanding public education community outreach. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College.
Jana has been involved in development for 15 years. For the last 8 years, she has been a one-person development shop which includes all aspects of fundraising from strategic planning to donor acknowledgement. She develops the annual giving campaign, works with parent volunteers to plan and manage an annual auction and is responsible for donor relations. She manages the donor database and tracks and researches donor involvement. She is also responsible for creating and managing the organization's website, online donation pages and social media, and creates all marketing materials and donor reports.
Previously, as Development Director at Westside School, she was responsible for planning and implementing annual giving campaigns, auctions and major gift programs, and creating marketing projects, websites, and press releases. She worked closely with the Board and volunteers and was responsible for donor/ parent communications.
Before that, she worked as a Development Specialist in a two-person development shop where she helped coordinate a capital campaign and other fundraising and marketing/communications activities.
She earned her BA in Journalism/Public Relations from University of Oregon and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Ellia has been involved in fundraising for 20 years. In her current position, she implements a development strategy with limited resources. This includes writing and editing printed and digital marketing materials, managing and editing grant applications, building funding relationships with individuals, companies, and foundations, and engaging the Board in fundraising. She also oversees two major fundraising events. Before that, she led a small development shop at the Alzheimer’s Association, where she raised the local chapter’s profile through special events and corporate sponsorships. Before that, she was a one-person development department at the National Benevolent Fund for the Aged (UK) where she established a development strategy that resulted in trebling revenue from individuals, companies and foundations, and increasing awareness through media and PR activity. Ellia recently completed a term as President of Elderwise. She has volunteered on the AFP Professional Development Committee, where she created and facilitated "Martini Mondays" from 2009-11, and is a past member of NDOA. She earned a B.Sc. in Secondary Education from Shippensburg State University and a Management Certificate in business from Oxford Brookes University.
Shelby has been involved in fundraising for 15 years. In her current position, she is responsible for managing the fundraising of a small international nonprofit organization based in Seattle. Her responsibilities include planning special events, a gala auction, developing fundraising campaigns, crafting social media, as well as recruiting & training volunteers for participation in fundraising related activities. Previously, as a Study Research Coordinator at the UW School of Public Health, Shelby was responsible for portioning limited funds to meet demands of a multi-site study. She currently serves as a volunteer for Gambia Health Education Liaison Project. She earned her MPH in Health Services from University of Washington and a BS in Biological Sciences from The Evergreen State College. She is a member of the Seattle NGO Leadership Network, AAUW, NDOA, PSGA and is a mentor for students in Seattle University's Non-Profit Leadership Series and the Oregon Health Sciences Program in International Health.
Michelle has been involved in proposal writing for over 9 years. In her current position, she is responsible for creating and managing the grant calendar, including researching and assessing new grant prospects, and writing and/or overseeing all grant writing efforts from letters of inquiry to full proposals to grant reports. Her grant responsibilities also encompass securing and maintaining grant funding from several United Way agencies, including United Way of King County. Michelle has helped to take HSDC’s grant writing efforts from 2-6 applications a year, to 2-4 per month, including state, local, foundation and corporate grants. Michelle currently serves as an Event Committee Chair for the Seattle Humane Society. She earned BAs in both Business Management and Spanish from Western Washington University. She is a member of the United Way of King County speakers’ bureau as well as the Northwest Development Officers Association. She also completed The Bridge Program at Seattle Works, designed to prepare prospective board members for their new roles.
Kate has been involved in proposal writing for over 15 years. In her current position, she is responsible for all aspects of proposal development and grant funding. This includes developing and fostering relationships with funders; aligning long-term programmatic goals with funding prospects and developing, writing and submitting multi-year proposals; and writing letters of inquiries and pre-proposals. Previously, as a consultant, Kate researched grant prospects, developed grant schedules, assisted in program development for federal grant programs, and submitted over $5 million in successful grant proposals in a single year. Earlier she served as Director of Development for the YWCA of Seattle-King County where she was responsible for overseeing all grant submissions during a capital campaign. Kate has served on several boards and advisory groups, including the Evergreen City Ballet, University YWCA, the Fremont Abbey,and Seattle Dance Project. She received her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Washington,and Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College.
Kristina has been involved in proposal writing for over 14 years. In her current position, she oversees all grant writing activities. This includes directing a team of two full time grant writers and a grants manager in conducting grant research, developing strategic relationships with corporate and private foundation funders, developing project budgets in collaboration with program staff and writing persuasive letters, proposals and grant reports. She also oversees all grants management activities, including timely acknowledgement and updates to funders as well as communications related to changing grant requirements.. Previously, as Director of Development at Deschutes River Conservancy, Kristina was responsible for all private and public grant proposals, including research, writing, relationship development and management, development of project and organizational budgets and grant reporting. Before that, she worked as Director of Development at California Trout where she was responsible for all grant writing activities. She earned a Masters in Business Administration/Finance from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Economics/Poly Sci from the University of Montana. She is a member of AFP and NDOA.
Alix has been involved in proposal writing for 5 years. In her current position, she is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with grantors. This includes writing persuasive letters, proposals, reports to funders, and other communications; and collaborating with program staff to set growth and budget goals for the following year. Previously, as Program Director at Richard Hugo House, Alix was responsible for writing successful grants to support Hugo House programming. This included creating and maintaining a grants calendar; researching new funding sources; developing strategies for approaching funders; writing successful grants and developing sound program budgets; and teaching and supervising 4-6 grant writing interns. She earned a Bachelors in English from Syracuse University and a Masters in Teaching from School for International Training. She is a member of PSGA and PEN America. Prior to joining the nonprofit world, Alix was an editor at Amazon.com
Eric has been involved in financial management for 17 years. In his current position, he is responsible for administering the BCCA's accounting, budgeting, financial, human resources and information technology functions while improving processes and reducing risk. Eric is also a part-time Adjunct Faculty member at Seattle University and teaches Financial Management related to public and not-for-profit organizations. Before the BCCA, Eric worked as Budget Manager at City of Newcastle where he oversaw budgeting, accounting, payroll, AP/AR, asset management and investment functions. Eric currently serves as Finance Committee Member for KidsQuest Children's Museum located in Bellevue. He earned a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Eastern Washington University. He is a member of Government Finance Officers Association, Washington Finance Officers Association, Puget Sound Finance Officers Association (Board Member) and Society for Human Resource Management.
Ryan has worked in nonprofit financial management since 2005. Currently he is responsible for accounting, admissions, information technology and administration for the Seattle Aquarium, which recently became a nonprofit organization. In 2011 he was responsible for the first financial statement and A-133 audit as well as the implementation of the first institution-wide budget in the fall of 2010. In 2009 he worked extensively on due diligence and negotiations with the City of Seattle for the transition to nonprofit management. Prior to the Aquarium, he was a Finance Manager for a division of IBM where he was employed since 2000. Ryan has held finance positions in Seattle with Boston Market, Sequent Computers and Real Networks. He earned a MIM in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management "Thunderbird" and a BBA in Finance from New Mexico State University.
Amanda has been involved in nonprofit finance for 9 years. In her current position as a CPA, she is responsible for providing audits, review and compilations to nonprofit organizations, and preparation of form 990. She also helps various nonprofits manage day to day financial operations, and serves as a 'part time' finance director and CFO helping clients evaluate and maintain internal controls, prepare annual budgets, and successfully navigate yellow book (A133) annual audits. She has served as the finance director in house for Seafair where she was responsible for day to day accounting operations, budgeting, managing temporarily restricted funds, and an annual audit. She earned her Bachelors in Accounting from University of San Diego and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from University of Washington. She is a member of Washington State of Society of CPAs. Amanda served as treasurer of Communities in Schools of Auburn for 6 years and is currently the Chair-elect of the Seafair Foundation.
Janet has been involved in financial management for 15 years overseeing significant budget expansion in small and medium sized nonprofits. In her current position, she is responsible for oversight of all financial management systems including budgets and ongoing analysis, cash flow forecasting, and accounting safeguards. She has increased financial awareness among Board members and developed fiscal policy that meets generally accepted accounting principles. In addition, she has cultivated several new income streams to meet the mission, strategic plan and the newly launched 2.5 million capital campaign. Previously, as Director at Homestep/Church Council of Greater Seattle, Janet was responsible for all financial management, including oversight of 30 grant contracts. As Executive Director of The Interfaith Association of NW Washington, Janet expanded the budget from $100,000 to 1.5 million while implementing new fund development and financial management processes. Janet currently serves as a Board Member for two other nonprofits and consults through her agency, Common Bond Consulting. Janet has a bachelor's degree in theatre and communications, a Master's in Fine Arts and will be completing her Master's in Public Administration at Seattle University this year.
Robert has been involved in program evaluation for 12 years. In his current position, he collects and evaluates data to determine which geographic areas to serve and the critical performance areas for an organization that distributes 350,000 pounds of food to 750 families annually and has senior programs at five sites serving 42,000 meals. He then analyzes the performance metrics and leverages survey responses for synergistic partnerships. Robert currently serves as an Advisor for the organizations Filipino Community of Seattle and the International Drop-In Center. He earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration and an MBA from Ateneo de Manila University. He also writes a column in The Filipino-American Bulletin, Washington State's largest Filipino community newspaper, called "Carpe Diem".
Courtney has been involved in program evaluation for 8 years. In her current position, she is responsible for evaluating students and teachers using data from standardized tests; providing internal pre/post math and reading readiness assessments; performing statistical analysis of data to determine if program participants are keeping pace with peers; ensuring applicability of evaluations to respondents; maintaining accuracy between programs and external communication with funders. Previously, as Director of Programs at Wingspan Community Center, Courtney conducted rigorous follow-up studies on HIV, substance abuse and teens, including measuring baseline, 3- and 6-month changes in behavior, and internal evaluations with users of the community center. Courtney currently serves as an advisory board member for Youth Development Executives of King County. She earned an MSW from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Arizona. She is a member of Northwest Development Officers Association.
Jessica has been involved in program evaluation for 13 years. In her current position, she is responsible for aligning program outcomes and quality standards across the Youth Development field in King County. Her program evaluation activities include developing theory of change statements, evaluation frameworks, data collection tools – including program quality assessments as well as youth outcome evaluations, and supporting the integration of data into program planning, and grant writing processes. Previously, as an Associate Executive Director at the YMCA of Greater Seattle for 9 years, Jessica was responsible for developing logic models, evaluation tools, and collecting and reporting outcomes on youth development programs to funders and for continual quality improvement purposes. Jessica also served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Sitka Alaska and the United Way in Greater Portland, Maine. She earned her Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs in 2002 and a Bachelor's in American Studies from Occidental College in 1997.
Karen has been involved in volunteer management for 25 years. In her current position, she is responsible for managing a team of 5 Volunteer Coordinators at Food Lifeline. Collectively this volunteer team supervises approximately 9,000 annual volunteers who support the mission of ending hunger in Western Washington. Her volunteer management activities include scheduling and placing volunteers, reporting of community service hours, and strategic planning to grown volunteers to support Food Lifeline in more dynamic ways. Previously, as a Program Director with the Outdoors for All Foundation, Karen was responsible for working with volunteers to deliver recreational activities for people with disabilities, focusing mostly on the summer day camp season. Her volunteer management activities in this position included recruiting and training volunteers, organizing training sessions, and scheduling recreational activities. She earned her BA in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University.
Caroline has been involved in volunteer management for over 10 years. As founding director of Family Law Casa, she has built their volunteer program from the ground up. In her current position, she is responsible for helping to recruit, screen, and train volunteers both as advocates and as helpers in the office in a variety of capacities. Caroline works with a wide range of volunteers, including: stay at home parents, engineers, teachers, lawyers, and retirees. Caroline has also worked with local paralegal and law schools to use students as interns/externs in the office. She works closely with her development director to utilize volunteers at Family Law CASA fundraising events and to assist in the office in a variety of functions. Finally she has used volunteers to serve on Board committees. She earned JD in law from Boston University School of Law and a BA in Political Science from Brown University. She is a member of King County Bar Association and
Washington State Bar Association.
Chris has been involved in volunteer management for 6 years. In his current position, he is responsible for recruiting, placing, training, incorporating, and recognizing over 1400 volunteers and interns. Chris also manages Seattle Tilth's community events throughout the year. Previously, as Volunteer Coordinator at Food Lifeline, Chris was responsible for recruiting, placing, and supervising volunteers at the Volunteer Repack Center to rescue and redistribute food items to local food banks. Chris is also the Food Justice Project Co-Coordinator and on the Steering Committee at the Community Alliance for Global Justice.
He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Seattle University.
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