Team Motto: Build on Strengths
As a fellow nonprofit, we understand your needs AND your passion. In a sector that's always low on resources, we believe collaboration is more than a buzzword, but a way of life. Our team members combine their collective decades of experience in nonprofit management and program administration with a willingness to meet your needs. We mix big picture thinking and enthusiasm with a penchant for the details. Learn more about our work approach by reading the 501 Commons Team Charter.
Our Pledge to You
- We respect your organization's unique culture and history.
- We honor the expertise in your organization, as well as the expertise of our staff and service corps members.
- We customize our services to fit your needs.
- We share best practices and collaborate with other service providers in order to better serve nonprofits.
- We believe that dialogue between nonprofits, philanthropy, government, and business is essential to tackling the serious problems that affect our people and our planet.
Team Members by Program
- 501 Commons Administrative Team
- Consulting Services Team (Management Consulting, HR Consulting, Leadership Development, Cohort Programs, and Information & Referral)
- Financial Services Team
- Technology Services Team
- Volunteer Engagement & Management Team
- 501 Commons Subcontractors
All Team Members
As the Deputy Director, Amanda manages 501 Commons' internal systems, stewarding our collaborative and quality-focused culture, and oversees the Financial Services and Human Resource programs for nonprofit clients.
Bridget serves as Program Support Specialist at 501 Commons, where she helps manage nonprofit event rentals at the Pacific Tower as well as provide administrative support to the Management Consulting and Human Resources programs.
Burhan serves as one of our Financial Services Associates. He grew up in Afghanistan and speaks five different languages (Dari, Pashtu, Persian, Tajiki, Urdu, and Hindi). His degree is in Business Administration with a specialization in accounting.
Catherine manages 501 Commons' Springboard and Catalyst action-learning programs.
Christina Tran provides bookkeeping and accounting support to nonprofit clients while on site at Pacific Tower.
As the Technology Volunteering Program Manager, Crystal oversees the Plan IT cohort program designed to assist nonprofits to be successful in technology. As a member of the 501 Commons Database Consulting team, she brings 8 years of experience as a Salesforce system administrator within the nonprofit community.
David is one of our IT Consultants, providing infrastructure and maintenance support to our clients. David brings 20 years of IT experience, most recently helping customers migrate to Cloud solutions and maintaining server and PCs. David prides himself on pleasing his customers and works hard to exceed their expectations.
Demba Ndir serves as a Support Line Technician. Originally from Senegal (West Africa), he speaks Wolof, French, and English, and he's also talented at translating technology jargon into terms that entry-level users can understand.
Edna provides accounting and bookkeeping services to the 501 Commons Financial Services Team. She brings a wealth of experience and desire to assess and meet our clients' accounting goals.
Efrat fills a dual role - both as 501 Commons’ internal human resources generalist and as HR consultant who partners with 501 Commons’ clients to work on their human resources needs.
Eileen serves as our Senior Financial Services Associate. She has experience in both the private and nonprofit sector and will be responsible for complex accounting work.
Gillian provides administrative and programmatic support to the Volunteer Engagement, Management Consulting, and Community Engagement teams.
As Director of Technology Consulting & Services, Graham applies innovation, technology, and process improvements to further the missions of both 501 Commons and its clients.
Hannah brings a flair for the theatrics to our Financial Services team.
Huong Co is the staff bookkeeper for the 501 Commons operations team.
As the Volunteer Initiatives Program Manager, Jan oversees the Service Corps, our skills based volunteer program, and the United Way of King County's Volunteer Impact Partnership, which helps nonprofits improve the way in which they engage volunteers.
As the IT Infrastructure Program Manager, Jason helps nonprofits leverage technology toward expanding their organizational capacity.
Jenny was drawn to the nonprofit world by a wish to use her skills to make a difference in the community. She works with Financial Services clients to gain an understanding of their specific situations and help solve their problems.
Jens is one of our IT Consultants as well as our internal IT pro, helping keep 501 Commons' systems running smoothly, so we can help our clients as efficiently as possible.
Jim leads the Data Solutions team and provides project management support for 501 Commons.
Joan provides accounting and bookkeeping services to multiple clients in the area. She has over twenty years of experience in accounting and has worked as a Financial Manager in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
Juli Forman manages the Volunteer Impact Program (VIP) Manager Corps, a joint program with the United Way of King County which helps local nonprofits develop and sustain effective volunteer engagement programs and practices.
Serving 501 Commons as a Financial Services Associate, Kathleen is a Seattle native who received her BA at the University of Washington. Her passion for numbers and organization drew her to accounting.
Kerry Kozuki is our Director of Management Consulting and Services, overseeing the many programs that address such organizational needs as board development, emergency or strategic planning, change management, and more.
Lucinda Stroud empowers Washington nonprofits as 501 Commons' Administrative Coordinator by supporting the Information & Referral Program and internal operations and improvements.
Luke is one of 501 Commons' Field Technicians. He works on-site at client sites providing server maintenance and end-user support, and collaborates with IT consultants to provide long term solutions for client networks.
Mary Ann brings over twenty years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, particularly the performing arts, to her work as Program Manager of 501 Common’s Financial Services.
Matt could be called a “resource navigator” or “nonprofit concierge.” Through his work managing the Information & Referral program, Matt provides a first stop for nonprofits looking for help.
Megan manages 501 Commons' internal Salesforce database and coordinates technology programs, such as Plan IT and 501 Talks Tech.
Michael utilizes his knowledge and passion for IT as a Support Line Technician.
Michelle manages our accounting processes and functions, along with providing strategic leadership and analysis.
Nan leads the recruitment, training, and support of Service Corps members. In addition to her masterful facilitation skills, she provides support and guidance to our AmeriCorps VISTA members.
Nancy believes in the power of community organizations to create connections between people, to provide opportunities to celebrate creativity and cultural diversity, and to promote health and justice in our communities. She is relentlessly optimistic about the mission of 501 Commons.
Nathan is an ambassador for 501 Commons to community-based organizations primarily in Southeast Seattle.
Netta handles 501 Commons' recruitment, benefits administration, employee relations, and more.
Pragya Madan has over a decade of rich and diverse experience in Andragogy (adult education) and an extensive background in leadership and management training. Before relocating to Seattle with her family, she worked as training and development consultant at a global technology firm in India.
Robert Stumberger serves 501 Commons as our Client Engagement Manager for Technology Services.
Ryan is an IT Consultant that provides technical support to our Managed Services clients. He has a keen interest in making sure all clients enjoy friendly and rapid response.
Samantha is one of our Bookkeepers and assists the Senior Bookkeeper in providing services to our virtual financial services clients.
Before coming to 501 Commons, Scott was the Director of Business Development and Gift Planning at The Seattle Foundation. He has demonstrated expertise in fundraising for large nonprofit organizations, as well as sales and marketing within the hospitality, insurance, banking, and real estate industries.
Sofia Olson is one of our Financial Services Associates and brings several years of experience of working in the nonprofit sector.
Stephen brings experience providing technical support as well as customer service to the 501 Commons Support Line team. His goal is to make sure that your interaction with the Help Desk is as quick and easy as possible.
Summer supports the 501 Commons Help Desk team as a Support Line Technician. She provides guidance and cordiality to clients and staff, while helping to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
Tes was born and raised in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. He attended college in Germany, graduating with a degree in Geology, and adding German to the list of languages he can speak (Amharic, English, and German).
Thomas provides technology solutions to our nonprofit clients.
When 501 Commons is out there doing amazing things, it is Tim’s job to make sure everyone in the world knows about it.
Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Yalonda matches our volunteer consultants with the needs of organizations to help improve the overall impact of the sector in our communities.
As a financial services associate, Yuka helps 501 Commons' clients with their accounting needs. She brings in not only expertise in nonprofit accounting but a strong background in nonprofit management and customer services. By serving a wide range of nonprofit organizations in Seattle, she is excited to be part of the larger effort to make the world a better place.