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Strengthen a nonprofit's ability to fundraise!

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  • 11 people are interested

Many nonprofits lack the capacity, resources, and knowledge to raise the funds they need in order to sustain themselves financially and deliver their missions. You can help by contributing your fundraising expertise and boosting the capacity of local nonprofits while also enhancing your own consulting skills.

501 Commons provides high-quality, affordable consulting, coaching, and training services to nonprofits, schools, and public agencies thanks to a corps of skilled volunteers who share their time and talent. The Executive Service Corps, a program of 501 Commons, is dedicated to connecting the skills and expertise of volunteer consultants with organizations in need of planning and management consulting. As a fund development consultant with 501 Commons, you can help build the capacity of nonprofits to effectively fundraise by:

  • Assessing and improving organizational readiness
  • Developing case statements for support
  • Creating fund development plans, and more

As a Service Corp Member, you will:

  • Have access to our resource library and professional development workshops
  • Learn new skills applicable to personal and professional situations
  • Apply your background and expertise towards supporting the nonprofit community

While the requirements of each project vary, consultants typically work in pairs and serve approximately 10-12 hours per month each, over the course of 2-4 months.

For more information about how you can utilize your professional expertise to benefit the nonprofit community, visit 501commons.org and click on Engage.

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About 501 Commons


Pacific Tower, Suite 1101, 1200 12th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144, US

Mission Statement

We all rise when nonprofits thrive. 501 Commons serves nonprofits as experts, innovators, and partners. Our passion is to amplify the strengths of nonprofits--so people and communities flourish.


501 Commons was founded in 1989 as Executive Service Corps of Washington. In 2010, we changed our name to 501 Commons, reflecting a changing role and broader range of services. Most of our clients are in the Pacific Northwest, but many of our services are available to nonprofits in other geographic areas.

Our name is based on the principle of the "the commons." The commons can be characterized as having five distinct attributes:

  1. Free and uncoerced participation
  2. A shared purpose
  3. Jointly held resources
  4. A sense of mutuality
  5. Relationships that are characterized by justice and fairness

Our Theory of Practice describes how we approach our work and our Team Charter describes how our team of 45+ work together to serve our clients.

501 Commons is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible, nonprofit, charitable organization and is a member of the Executive Service Corps - United States. By volunteering your time to 501 Commons, you are impacting the success of over 2,000 organizations each year. Join us!


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Multiple Service LocationsSeattle, WA 98144



  • Resource Development / Management
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Group Facilitation
  • Professional Development


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 21
  • 10-12 hours per month for 2-4 months

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