Chris has helped several nonprofit organizations learn and adopt Salesforce as a program management solution to improve their social impact. Before partnering with 501 Commons as a consultant, Chris worked for two years with the Mission Economic Development Agency, where he was first exposed to the power of Salesforce. Before that, Chris spent 12 years with the YMCA of Greater Seattle. In this role he built Puget SoundOff, an award-winning online youth portal that provided a space for young people to connect, collaborate, and take action. Chris has also provided consulting services to nonprofits for fundraising, strategic planning, curriculum development, and program design. Through this work, he has helped nonprofits adopt the Civic Voice Curriculum, design and implement workforce development training programs, supported fundraising efforts, and facilitated strategic planning sessions.