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Mary F. Gleason Consulting

Mary F. Gleason Consulting

Boards, staff, and volunteers all play a vital role in developing and delivering the vital resources needed for success. Mary Gleason uses her many years of experience with many organizations to help non-profits accomplish their mission and realize their vision for the future.

Sammamish, WA 98075-7973


Mary Gleason
Direct line: (425) 785-2897



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


  • Board meetings/retreats

Fundraising & Development

  • Capital campaigns
  • Development audits/assessments
  • Development planning
  • Donor recognition
  • Feasibility studies
  • Fundraising
  • Major gifts/planned giving

Interim Management

  • Interim development officer

Planning & Organizational Development

  • Mission & vision development

About Mary F. Gleason Consulting

Is your non-profit organization on the right path to achieving your mission? Non-profits play a critical role in the overall health of our communities, yet these days it’s more challenging than ever to be successful and make a lasting difference.

Making meaningful decisions and securing the necessary resources can be equal parts art and science. Mary Gleason can help your organization meet these challenges and reach its potential with personalized consulting and management services tailored to your needs.

Mary has more than 25 years of experience working with non-profits in the Seattle, Bellevue and Pacific Northwest region to provide strategic planning, board development, fundraising support and interim director of development services. She applies her extensive management skills with genuine empathy, objectivity and humor. Mary’s consulting services include helping non-profits:

• Clarify values and create a shared vision.

• Develop a galvanizing vision and mission to aid your strategic plan.

• Evaluate the impact of fundraising efforts and make recommendations to achieve fundraising goals.

• Attract dedicated volunteers and strong leaders.

• Strengthen board development program and nominating process.

• Define board and staff roles.

• Facilitate planning sessions, meetings and retreats.

If you’re ready to take your non-profit to the next level, Mary can guide you in developing solutions that are realistic and sustainable.

Board Leadership and Governance: Mary will help you manage this important investment in volunteer leaders, working with both board members and leadership staff.

Vision and Mission Development: An effective strategic plan is one that is aligned with your organization’s vision for the future. Mary can guide your organization to create a galvanizing vision and mission for future success.

Fundraising: Successful fundraising is all about maintaining excellent relationships with those who share a passion for your mission. Mary can help you establish and build on these relationships.

Meeting Facilitation: As a trained facilitator, Mary can help your organization address issues, solve problems, communicate more effectively and manage group dynamics.

Interim Director of Development: Interim positions are a great way for an organization to review their development goals and keep efforts moving in the right direction. Successful interim assignments involve board, executive and program staff involvement. Mary notes that every interim role keeps her skills current and relevant.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Disability issues
  • Faith-based
  • Housing and homelessness
  • LGBT issues
  • Philanthropy
  • Social services - general

Cultural Experience

  • African American

Fee Structure

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

County Availability

  • Grays Harbor
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Lincoln
  • Mason
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Snohomish
  • Thurston
  • Whatcom

County Experience

  • Benton
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Pierce
  • Snohomish