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Westby Associates, Inc.

Westby Associates, Inc.

Westby Associates, Inc. is a regional fund development firm of six professionals who have generated in excess of $300,000,000 for non-profit and public service organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. We partner with our clients to provide customized consultant/practitioner services, assisting them to think and act strategically.

1053 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661-3851


Mike Westby
Direct line: (360) 750-3825
Fax: (360) 750-6855



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


  • Board meetings/retreats
  • Community meetings/hearings

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

Planning & Organizational Development

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

About Westby Associates, Inc.

Westby Associates, Inc. is a regional fund development firm that has generated in excess of $300,000,000 for organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest by specializing in strategic planning and communication, vision casting, capital campaign design and direction, governmental affairs, event management, foundation and grant support, and board development. We exist to provide consultant/practitioner services to nonprofits, assisting them to think and act strategically.

Raising money is not the challenge. Raising a vision is. If a mission defines who an organization is, a vision defines where it is going. We help organizations to create compass points for strategic fundraising by:

1) Developing and/or affirming clear and compelling mission and vision statements;
2) Identifying strategic priorities that are grounded in mission and aimed at a vision;
3) Broadening the ownership of the vision and its strategic priorities through market research and feasibility studies;
4) Identifying and qualifying prospects for their capacity and interest;
5) Designing appropriate cultivation and solicitation strategies;
6) Managing and monitoring success;
7) Participating as appropriate in strategic level cultivation and solicitation activities.

We use a customized team approach and our seven development professionals have a combined 80 years of experience in nonprofit management, fund development, marketing, governmental affairs, foundation relations, grant writing, planned giving, and public accounting.

At its essence, a strategic campaign comes down to three critical questions:

1) Do you have a story to tell?
2) People to tell it to?
3) An compelling way to tell it?

Westby Associates, Inc. makes sure your organization can answer these three questions with a resounding yes prior to any strategic campaign.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community development
  • Disability issues
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Faith-based
  • Healthcare
  • Housing and homelessness
  • International NGOs/nonprofits
  • Mental health/Substance abuse
  • Philanthropy
  • Senior services
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Social services - general
  • Sports and recreation
  • Volunteerism

Cultural Experience

  • Hispanic/Latino

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Daily rate
  • Hourly rate
  • Installments based on project schedule
  • Retainer
  • Other: Contract total

County Availability

  • All WA Counties

County Experience

  • Chelan
  • Clark
  • Cowlitz
  • King
  • Kittitas
  • Klickitat
  • Skamania
  • Spokane
  • Thurston
  • Walla Walla
  • Yakima