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Competent Assistance for Nonprofits, Linda Akey

Competent Assistance for Nonprofits, Linda Akey

Linda brings your nonprofit passion to life by assisting your new organization with completing Forms 1023 or 1024 for 501c tax exempt status and creating a strong, sustainable, 4 year strategic plan. Additionally, Linda assists existing nonprofit organizations with strategic planning in operations, programming, fundraising and budgeting and provides education in a variety of nonprofit areas.

PO Box 66086
Burien, WA 98166-0086


Linda Akey
Direct line: (720) 320-7014


Educational Programs & Resource Centers

  • Seminars/workshops/trainings


  • Board meetings/retreats

Financial Management

  • Budgeting
  • Taxes

Fundraising & Development

  • Development planning
  • Fundraising
  • Online/social media fundraising


  • State & federal registration & reporting

Planning & Organizational Development

  • Alliances & collaboration
  • Business plans
  • Earned income/social enterprise
  • Organizational development
  • Starting a nonprofit
  • Strategic planning

About Competent Assistance for Nonprofits, Linda Akey


Completing Forms 1023 or 1024 can be confusing and overwhelming. Linda works with you to understand what the IRS is looking for in the questions, how to complete the application by explaining concepts clearly and implementing these concepts specifically to your nonprofit organization. 100% of the organizations Linda has helped have received their tax exempt status.

Understanding IRS and State laws, rules and regulations, Nonprofit Industry Standards and Guidelines and Best Practices can be difficult for many nonprofit organizations. Linda provides resources and information to assist your nonprofit in meeting these critical areas on nonprofit operations.

Linda also helps with State Charitable Solicitations Registrations in Colorado and Washington as well as 990 preparation.


Whether you are a new or existing nonprofit organization, strategic planning is critical to the long term success of any nonprofit organization. Linda helps nonprofit founders, board of directors and staff consider all facets of their organization by providing customized planning strategies that meet your whole organizational development needs or addressing your specific operations, programming, or fundraising challenges.

Linda has experience in grant readiness, grant strategic planning and grant writing.

Linda also assists organization with developing plans for strategic alliances and collaborations to improve funding.

Linda has a career background in training and education and has taken this experience to her work with nonprofit organizations. Linda provides trainings on a variety of topics to nonprofit organizations in general, or she can bring them directly to your board of directors and staff depending on your specific needs. Topics may include board development, bylaws, Roberts Rules of Order, strategic planning, fundraising and grant planning, event planning, grant readiness and writing, 990 tax forms, starting a new nonprofit, marketing, social media, volunteer management and more.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community development
  • Disability issues
  • Economic development
  • Employment and training
  • Environment
  • Faith-based
  • Healthcare
  • Housing and homelessness
  • International NGO/ Nonprofit
  • LGBT issues
  • Mental Health/ Substance Abuse
  • Nonprofit sector issues
  • Philanthropy
  • Research
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Social services - general
  • Sports and recreation
  • Volunteerism

Cultural Experience

  • African
  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino

Fee Structure

  • Hourly rate

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) & Centralized Authorization File (CAF) certified
  • Puget Sound Grantwriters Association member
  • Washington Nonprofits member

County Availability

  • All WA Counties