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Elizabeth Ralston Consulting

Elizabeth Ralston Consulting

Elizabeth Ralston helps organizations build their capacity to engage program participants, volunteers, donors, and community partners with her skill set in fund development, program delivery, and strategic communications. She has a Master of Public Health, a certificate in Nonprofit Management, and more than 20 years of experience working with nonprofits.

Seattle, WA 98117-5521


Elizabeth Ralston
Direct line: 206-229-4168



  • Community organizing

Communications & Marketing

  • Communications
  • Market research, surveys, & focus groups
  • Online strategy
  • Writing & editing

Fundraising & Development

  • Fund development/research

Management & Operations

  • Operations management


  • Volunteer management
  • Volunteer sourcing
  • Volunteer training

About Elizabeth Ralston Consulting

Elizabeth understands the capacity issues nonprofits often face. She uses her creative problem solving skills and excellent relational and collaborative abilities to get things done efficiently.

She is the founder of the Seattle-King County Cultural Accessibility Consortium, a grassroots community organizing effort to make the arts accessible for people with disabilities. As a staunch advocate for marginalized populations (she has a hearing loss), she has worked on issues involving LGBTQ+, homeless, and low-income populations.

A published writer, Elizabeth uses storytelling strategies to inspire donors and other constituents through case statements, appeal letters, social media plans, and blogs. She also has strong event and program planning/development experience along with extensive knowledge on fundraising strategies.

Elizabeth’s skill set includes creating and implementing volunteer and employee engagement programs.

Client testimonials:

“Elizabeth helped us with planning, coordination, and implementation of two significant fundraising events. She worked with me to develop the messaging/story line for the events and also took a leadership role with our volunteers to ensure the events came together beautifully. What makes Elizabeth a valuable resource is her strong initiative, work ethic, and ability to think outside of the box. She is a strategic and creative thinker and also willing to roll up her sleeves and lend support to basic tasks. I strongly recommend Elizabeth for any organization that is looking for a reliable, enthusiastic team player who takes ownership to deliver strong results.”

- Paige Stringer, Executive Director and Founder, Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss

“Elizabeth was my coach for the Social Venture Partners' Fast Pitch competition - and I won! She was great at helping me distill our nonprofit's message, make the description emotional and succinct, and focus on the most important details.”

- Robert Beiser- Seattle Against Slavery

“The work of the Seattle-King County Cultural Accessibility Consortium has been so helpful to the Rep and, I know, to many of our colleagues across the cultural community as we all work, in particular, to welcome and serve people with disabilities. And I know there’s so much more we could all do and so many more people we could serve with an even stronger and more robust Consortium advising, supporting, and helping to lead these efforts."

- Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director, Seattle Repertory Theatre

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Disability issues
  • International NGO/ Nonprofit
  • Philanthropy
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Social services - general
  • Volunteerism

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Hourly rate

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • Certificate in Nonprofit Management

County Availability

  • Adams
  • Asotin
  • Benton
  • Chelan
  • Clallam
  • Clark
  • Columbia
  • Cowlitz
  • Douglas
  • Ferry
  • Franklin
  • Garfield
  • Grant
  • Grays Harbor
  • Island
  • Jefferson
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Kittitas
  • Klickitat
  • Lewis
  • Lincoln
  • Mason
  • Okanogan
  • Pacific
  • Pend Oreille
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Skamania
  • Snohomish
  • Spokane
  • Stevens
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum
  • Walla Walla
  • Whatcom
  • Whitman
  • Yakima

County Experience

  • King