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Strategic Learning Resources Inc.

Strategic Learning Resources Inc.

Strategic Learning Resources helps non-profits plan for the future, improve their leadership structure and practices, and engage in meaningful ways with their community. We offer highly experienced strategic and service delivery planning, community needs assessment, guidance through organizational transitions, and board development.

PO Box 903
120 C 2nd St
Langley, WA 98260-0903


Ursula Roosen-Runge, MHA
Direct line: (360) 221-3401
Cell: (206) 406-2110
Fax: (360) 221-3403


Assessment & Evaluation

  • Assessment


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

Communications & Marketing

  • Environmental scans & market assessment
  • Market research, surveys, & focus groups


  • Board meetings/retreats
  • Community meetings/hearings

Planning & Organizational Development

  • Alliances & collaboration
  • Executive advisor
  • Mission & vision development
  • Organizational development
  • Planning
  • Starting a nonprofit
  • Strategic planning

About Strategic Learning Resources Inc.

SLR was started in 1984. In our early years, we worked exclusively for health care organizations, providing them an integrated set of consulting services that included architecture, finance, market analysis, service delivery planning, quality improvement, and strategic planning. As time passed, we moved away from changing buildings towards changing organizations, and broadened our reach beyond health care, bringing our system-wide approaches to the issues of human and health services, and to communities striving for sustainable and supportive living environments.

In recent years, Ursula Roosen-Runge, a founder of SLR, has brought together a group of independent consultants who also work under the auspices of Strategic Learning Resources on a project by project basis. This lean organization always offers you principal level expertise whether it is for complex planning or organizational projects - or the skilled facilitation of discovery for a small team.

We have remained committed to the notion that clients and communities are best served by providing tailored, inter-disciplinary services, which support strategic and systems-thinking and recognize the complexity of the world we all live and work in.

In our almost thirty years of consulting we have worked with small community-based non-profits and large statewide coalitions; multi-hospital systems and community health centers; small counties, state agencies, and foundations. In recent years our projects have ranged from a multi-million dollar poverty reduction plan for north-central Montana, to a community needs assessment for South Snohomish, to the creation of a new non-profit family support organization.

SLR offers integrated and systemic approaches to strategic planning, organizational development, and community engagement to create breakthrough change for non-profits, public agencies, and community alliances. We do our best work at the intersection of strategic planning, organizational change, and community engagement where sustainable change happens.

The focus of SLR’s portfolio of work with non-profits has been to increase their capacity to govern and operate effectively. Whether large or small we are ready to plunge in and help you renew your organization’s energy and ability to fulfill your mission, or to start a new non-profit that has the infrastructure and knowledge to be successful.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Children, youth, and families
  • Disability issues
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Immigrant and refugee
  • Mental health/Substance abuse
  • Nonprofit sector issues
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Social services - general

Cultural Experience

  • American Indian/Alaskan Native

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Hourly rate
  • Negotiable
  • Not to exceed
  • Sliding scale

County Availability

  • All WA Counties

County Experience

  • Benton
  • Clallam
  • Cowlitz
  • Franklin
  • Grant
  • Grays Harbor
  • Mason
  • Pierce
  • Snohomish
  • Thurston
  • Whatcom
  • Yakima