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The Ostara Group

The Ostara Group

The Ostara Group, a holistically-minded full service consulting firm, was founded specifically to help nonprofits address their day-to-day complexities, from Board development and fundraising plans, to grant writing and campaign counsel. Our multi-talented team includes coaches, leaders and fundraisers with decades of experience in the nonprofit world.

6615 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103-5328

Contact

Rebecca Zanatta
Direct line: (206) 755-3146

Expertise

Boards/Governance

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

Facilitation

  • Board meetings/retreats

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

Interim Management

  • Interim development officer

Management & Operations

  • Organizational analysis

Planning & Organizational Development

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

Turnaround Management & Mergers

  • Mergers
  • Turnaround management

About The Ostara Group

Small to midsize nonprofits play a vital role in supporting social change and solving some of society’s most pressing issues. But that work can be incredibly tough when you’re also struggling with organizational challenges. The Ostara Group, a full service consulting firm, was founded specifically to help nonprofits address their day-to-day complexities. Our multi-talented team includes coaches, leaders and fundraisers with decades of experience in the nonprofit world.

Our Process

Meet - We begin by asking the right questions and listening to your needs. After taking the time to understand your vision, mission, and organizational culture, we propose a custom approach to help you meet your goals for the future.

Assess - We consider all elements that influence your philanthropic culture—from board engagement and major gifts to database functionality—to determine how to maximize your development programming.

Plan - Drawing from what we learned in our assessment and analysis, we put all of our ideas on the table to come up with an innovative strategy and a tactical plan to help you implement it.

Recommend - We provide you with strategic and tactical recommendations to propel your organization into its next phase of growth.

Implement - We do more than just give advice. We work alongside you, on the ground, to put strategy into action and develop a fundraising program and culture that will better serve your mission.

How We Can Help

Interim Executive and Development Staffing - Our interim staffing services will meet your immediate needs while building your organization’s capacity for the future.

Events - We handle all aspects of event management—from event planning and vendor coordination to donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategy.

Grants - Count on us to create high-level grant strategies accompanied by high-quality processes and implementation. We facilitate relationships between your organization and funders, help you identify new grant prospects, write proposals, and manage grant reporting.

Campaigns - Our experienced consultants help you position your capital campaigns for success and provide you with strategic counsel at every step.

Coaching & Planning - We build capacity at all levels of your organization. We can facilitate strategic planning, engage your board in fundraising, and bring your executive leadership and fundraising staff to the next level.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

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

Cultural Experience

  • African American
  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic/Latino

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Daily rate
  • Hourly rate
  • Installments based on project schedule
  • Not to exceed
  • Pro bono
  • Retainer

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • AFP Northwest
  • CFRE
  • PSGA

County Availability

  • Cowlitz
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Kittitas
  • Mason
  • Pierce
  • Skagit
  • Snohomish
  • Spokane
  • Thurston
  • Whatcom
  • Yakima

County Experience

  • Cowlitz
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Kittitas
  • Mason
  • Pierce
  • Skagit
  • Snohomish
  • Spokane
  • Thurston