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Steve Forman at Forman Consulting

Steve Forman at Forman Consulting

I love helping boards and senior management teams create effective strategic plans and arrive at good decisions on many different and important matters at hand. Equally important to me is nurturing connection to mission along with enjoyment of each other as everyone works together.

1758 NE 62nd St
Seattle, WA 98115-6821


Steve Forman
Direct line: (206) 524-1988



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


  • Board meetings/retreats
  • Community meetings/hearings

Planning & Organizational Development

  • Alliances & collaboration
  • Emergency & continuity planning
  • Executive advisor
  • Mission & vision development
  • Organizational development
  • Planning
  • Program development
  • Strategic planning

About Steve Forman at Forman Consulting

Steve Forman brings 23 years of management experience to the design and implementation of planning and board development processes for non-profit organizations, units of local government, foundations, hospitals, schools, federated bodies, professional service firms, and associations.

Forman holds a masters degree in public administration from the University of Washington. His consulting practice is a sole proprietorship and is entirely referral-based. 650 separate pieces of work have been completed for 190 organizations, starting in January, 1990.

Consultant assignments have included designing and facilitating meetings/retreats of all kinds, managing merger processes, designing and conducting assessments, interviewing, synthesizing data, preparing narrative reports and multi-day agendas, and directing strategic planning efforts.

Executive responsibilities between 1979 and 1987 include nine years as Executive Director or President of three non-profit agencies - The Municipal League of Seattle and King County, The Epilepsy Association of Western Washington, and Family Services of King County.

Government work includes a year-long, full-time contract in 1988 as an Executive Assistant to the King County Executive working in the intergovernmental relations area.

Foundation work includes a five-year contract with the Seattle Foundation between 1991 and 1995.

International work includes twelve trips to fourteen developing countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community development
  • Disability issues
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Employment and training
  • Environment
  • Faith-based
  • Healthcare
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Mental health/Substance abuse
  • Nonprofit sector issues
  • Philanthropy
  • Social services - general

Fee Structure

  • Daily rate
  • Hourly rate

County Availability

  • All WA Counties

County Experience

  • Chelan
  • Island
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Okanogan
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Snohomish
  • Whatcom
  • Yakima