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Altruist Partners

Altruist Partners

We are social entrepreneurs with a long track record of helping a wide variety of organizations plan for and achieve ambitious goals. Our experience ranges from projects with startups and small community groups to multi-billion dollar campaigns.

PO Box 20159
Seattle, WA 98102-1159


Donald Summers
Direct line: (206) 718-4646


Financial Management

  • Budgeting
  • Capital planning
  • Cash flow management

Fundraising & Development

  • Capital campaigns
  • Development audits/assessments
  • Development planning
  • Donor recognition
  • Endowment campaigns
  • Event planning & management
  • Feasibility studies
  • Fund development/research
  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Major gifts/planned giving
  • Online/social media fundraising

Planning & Organizational Development

  • Alliances & collaboration
  • Business plans
  • Earned income/social enterprise
  • Emergency & continuity planning
  • Executive advisor
  • Mission & vision development
  • Organizational development
  • Planning
  • Program development
  • Starting a nonprofit
  • Strategic planning

Turnaround Management & Mergers

  • Mergers
  • Turnaround management

About Altruist Partners

Altruist Partners helps nonprofits transform into powerful social enterprises. We partner with funders and work side-by-side with clients to create high-performing, high-growth organizations delivering effective solutions at the necessary scale. Our clients range from startups and small community organizations to leading regional, national and global nonprofits. All have one thing in common: they seek not just to survive, but to solve the problems they address.

The Altruist Partners methodology and toolkit combines our own innovations with best practices from the for- and non-profit sectors. The result is a highly robust, lightweight, effective and affordable means of accelerating organizational performance and revenue.

We are also unique in that we are hands on. Whenever appropriate, we do actual work — we don’t just point the way. We’ve found that direct application of elbow grease can be an excellent way to help our clients get to goal.

Please direct inquiries to:

Donald Summers
Managing Director
(206) 718-4646


Colleen McNeary
Operations Manager

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community development
  • Disability issues
  • Economic development
  • Employment and training
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • International NGOs/nonprofits
  • Nonprofit sector issues
  • Philanthropy
  • Research
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Social services - general
  • Volunteerism

Cultural Experience

  • African
  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Russian/Eastern European

Fee Structure

  • Hourly rate
  • Pro bono
  • Retainer

County Availability

  • All WA Counties