Mary Gleason is passionate about helping non-profits succeed. She brings a high-level of energy, commitment and in-depth expertise to help your organization reach its full potential.


Mary has served the non-profit sector in a variety of roles over 25 years, including:

Is your non-profit organization on the right path to achieving your mission? Non-profits play a critical role in the overall health of our communities, yet these days it's more challenging than ever to be successful and make a lasting difference.

Development Director at Family Services in Seattle
Board Chair for a non-profit serving developmentally disabled adults
Associate Director of Development at Hopelink, which serves homeless and low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities
Chief Development Officer at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle
Interim Director of Development at numerous arts and human services organizations
Assistant Director of Development at the University of Rochester Medical center in New York
Professionally trained facilitator with the International Facilitators Association
Instructor for non-profit management courses at Bellevue College

Mary's background includes:

Leading the due diligence process for a successful merger of two non-profits to form At Work!
Working with leadership teams to envision their futures, revisit their missions and develop and implement strategic plans
Designing and directing major gift programs, annual giving appeals, and multimillion dollar capital campaigns
Managing small and large fundraising departments
Consulting on board development, fundraising effectiveness, strategic planning and greater community involvement
Facilitating board and leadership retreats
Co-founding the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association


Human services

Arts & culture


Churches & religious associations

Membership organizations


"Great people, grand ideas, and the best intentions aren't enough to build a great organization. Mary, with her skill, experience, insight and leadership, facilitates a process that challenges you and your collective team, to distill clarity from the chaos. The result exposes a singular vision and mission that creates a unifying call to action for the entire organization." ~ Scott Axworthy | Horrible Productions


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