UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Regional Advancement is on a mission to provide exceptional and meaningful lifetime engagement opportunities to University of Washington alumni, donors and friends around the world, in order to inspire their philanthropic investment in the University of Washington.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF KING COUNTY

Boys and Girls Clubs of King County’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

LIFEWIRE

Lifewire’s mission is to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate it.

Susan Segall, Executive Director

“At a critical moment in our evolution as an organization, Heidi conducted a thorough and incisive audit of our development operations which identified opportunities and new approaches that will guide our efforts for years to come. Further down the line when we needed temporary leadership in our Development Department, Heidi came on board as interim development director and did an extraordinary job. Her skilled and sophisticated direction inspired staff and board to stretch and reach higher, resulting in increased giving and a deeper level of board engagement. Heidi also served as an encouraging and supportive partner with me, promoting my growth in fundraising and providing a foundation that enabled me to step out of my comfort zone. I couldn’t imagine a more enthusiastic and more upbeat professional than Heidi. We are a stronger organization for her guidance.”

Sam Armour, Co-President, Board of Directors

“Heidi, thank you so much for your outstanding work as Interim Director of Development for the capital campaign for the new Hands On Children’s Museum. As co-president of the board of directors, I am grateful to you for the expertise and assistance you provided to our Executive Director, management, and to the board. Working alongside our leadership, you have been extremely helpful as we open our new, amazing facility in Olympia and start this new journey that has been a dream for so many years. It has been great working with you and I would happily recommend you to any organization in need of your skills.”

Sheila Capestany, Executive Director

“Heidi Thomson was a godsend to our organization. As a small nonprofit with only a few hours a week of committed staff time to development, we knew we needed to move to the next level but didn’t know where to start. Heidi’s expertise guided us through the process, consulting on the scope and hire of a new Development Director and helping us create a Development Plan that worked for our agency. Heidi is truly a gifted consultant – she combined knowledge, professionalism and expertise with enthusiasm and passion as she coached us through our process. We were left not only with an outstanding development plan but with a feeling of confidence about taking our organization to the next level.”