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Janna Rolland Consulting

Janna Rolland Consulting

For over 25 years, Janna Rolland has been dedicated to building the capacity of nonprofits and funders to achieve greater environmental, health and social justice gains. Janna works with a broad range of local and national organizations on leadership development, board effectiveness, strategic philanthropy, planning, assessment, and executive transitions.

Seattle, WA 98115-7310


Janna Rolland
Direct line: (206) 949-2547


Assessment & Evaluation

  • Assessment


  • Board coaching & training
  • Board recruitment & development
  • Board roles & responsibilities
  • Board self-evaluation


  • Board meetings/retreats

Human Resources

  • Executive director evaluation
  • Executive transition management
  • Leadership development & training
  • Succession planning
  • Workshop & training development

Planning & Organizational Development

  • Mission & vision development
  • Organizational development
  • Planning
  • Strategic planning

About Janna Rolland Consulting

Janna Rolland, MPA, has over twenty-five years of experience in building the capacity of the nonprofit sector, as an executive director, organizational development consultant, and facilitator. Over the years, Janna has worked with a wide range of local and national nonprofits and grantmakers, on planning, board and leadership development, executive and transition management, organizational assessment, and evaluation. She authored ""A White Paper on Building Executive Leadership Capacity"" for the Brainerd Foundation, was a co-creator of the inaugural Pacific Northwest Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute, and, most recently, she directs and facilitates the new Northwest Conservation Philanthropy Fellowship for Social Venture Partners.

Janna is known for creating inclusive, participatory processes with her clients that lead to positive outcomes and enhanced working relationships. She is recognized for helping boards, staff, and coalitions improve their effectiveness through a thoughtful, flexible, positive, problem-solving approach. Janna has helped over 70 organizations assess their organizational strengths and weaknesses, in addition to determining priorities for developing capacity and increasing outcomes.

Janna started her consulting practice in 2003; previously she served as the first executive director of the national grantmaker, Community Toolbox for Children’s Environmental Health, and director of the New Mexico Physicians for Social Responsibility, after starting her career working on the intersection between environment, health and public policy in Washington, DC. Janna is Past President and remains a Board member of the Washington Toxics Coalition; she also serves as a Trustee of the Northwest Fund for the Environment. In addition, Janna was Board Chair and longtime Board member of the national Institute for Children’s Environmental Health. Janna holds a “mid-career” Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, with an emphasis on leadership and management, and a B.A. in mathematics from Wellesley College.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • International NGO / Nonprofit
  • Nonprofit sector issues
  • Philanthropy
  • Senior services
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Social services - general
  • Other: Advocacy / politics / public policy, Agriculture, Public access to technology (libraries), Social justice

Cultural Experience

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Daily rate
  • Hourly rate
  • Installments based on project schedule

County Availability

  • King
  • Pierce
  • Skagit
  • Snohomish

County Experience

  • King
  • Skagit