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TrueBearing Consulting

TrueBearing Consulting

Drawing on sound principles of evidence-based decision making (EBDM), TrueBearing offers integrated services in Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, and Program Evaluation/Research. We are dedicated to delivering the information you need – in forms you can actually use – for stakeholder communications, evaluation and performance reports, and key decisions for your organization.

121 Lakeside Ave Ste B
Seattle, WA 98122-6599


Nathan Brown, PhD
Direct line: (360) 284-7020 ; (206) 430-5043
Fax: (206) 462-4056


Assessment & Evaluation

  • Assessment
  • Logic models & theory of change
  • Outcomes assessment
  • Program evaluation


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

Communications & Marketing

  • Market research, surveys, & focus groups
  • Online strategy
  • Writing & editing

Fundraising & Development

  • Grant writing

Management & Operations

  • Administration
  • Operating policies/procedures
  • Operations management
  • Organizational analysis

Planning & Organizational Development

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

About TrueBearing Consulting

These are tough times for many nonprofit organizations. In an era of shrinking budgets, increased competition for every grant dollar, and ever-changing community needs, leaders of nonprofits like you face challenges—and opportunities—at every turn.

TrueBearing is a capable partner for you and your leadership team as you address three key areas that determine organizational effectiveness. Drawing on proven principles of evidence-based decision-making, TrueBearing offers integrated services in Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, and Program Evaluation/Research.ou need to engage and inform your clients, staff, funders, and other stakeholders at every phase.

Visit for more information on these services.

Founded by Nathan Brown, Ph.D., TrueBearing is an experienced team of organizational development and evaluation professionals representing diverse professional fields ( If you are looking for better ways to ground mission-critical decisions and messaging in rock-solid data, TrueBearing may be just the kind of partner you want – and the resource you need.

Here’s what some of our clients have to say about Dr. Brown and TrueBearing:

• “Brought us back to be fiscally viable.”

• “…good at listening and hearing what people are saying.”

• “Good grant writer and [has] credibility with funders”

• “He has an incredible sense of evidence-based decision making.”

• “It was very challenging to gather numbers from and report them to [stakeholder group] and I thought they did great.”

• “Everything he does is top-notch."

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community development
  • Disability issues
  • Faith-based
  • Healthcare
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Mental Health / Substance Abuse
  • Nonprofit sector issues
  • Research
  • Senior services
  • Social services - general

Language Skills

  • Spanish

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Daily rate
  • Installments based on project schedule
  • Negotiable
  • Pro bono
  • Retainer

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • American Evaluation Association

County Availability

  • All WA Counties

County Experience

  • Ferry
  • King
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Snohomish
  • Spokane
  • Whatcom