Profiting
Nonprofits

Westby Associates, Inc. is a regional fund development firm
that has generated more than $200 million for nonprofit organizations
and public service agencies throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Think and Act Strategically.

We’ll assist you.

Our Mission

To provide customized consultant/practitioner services to nonprofit and public service agencies, assisting them to think and act strategically.

Our Vision

To impact communities throughout the Pacific Northwest, in both rural and metro areas, through our unique model of support and services.

Our Services

We offer a wide variety of services each designed specifically to connect your organization’s mission to its vision, and to improve your strategic thinking and capacities.

Our Approach

  • Developing and/or affirming clear and compelling mission and vision statements
  • Identifying strategic priorities that are grounded in mission and aimed at a vision
  • Broadening the ownership of the vision and its strategic priorities through market research and feasibility studies

Client Results

testimonials

  • Westby Associates has guided us through the tough times and shown our organization (and our funders) that creativity, tenacity, and flexibility are as important as the original plan. View Case Study

    Eric Erickson Executive Director, CDM Caregiving Services
  • Westby Associates is a team of responsive, dedicated and focused professionals who readily go the extra mile on behalf of their clients. View Case Study

    Pat Beckett Executive Director, Children's Center
  • Westby’s work with us has been key in helping the organization navigate rapid growth as well as difficult times.  I don’t know where we’d be without them. View Case Study

    Bob Liebermann Chief Executive Officer, Kairos
  • Mike is a joy to work with and his strong commitment, reliability, creative outlook and professional skill set definitely brought results in our capital campaign. View Case Study

    Diane McWithey Executive Director, Share
  • They have helped transform our board and set us on a strategic path that is measurable, productive and reflective of our mission and vision. View Case Study

    Celeste Hill-Thomas Executive Director, Mid-Columbia Health Foundation
  • Your work representing the Puget Sound Blood Center and helping us increase community awareness of the Blood Center’s programs in Southwest Washington has been exceedingly helpful for us. Your knowledge of the community and your many contacts have been been critical factors in recruiting community leaders as advocates and advisors to the Blood Program, including a board member from Vancouver. We have been pleased with your counsel, but also with your skilled assistance in organizing events and gaining us introductions to knowledgeable and influential leaders in the community. In addition to the accomplishments, it has been a consistent pleasure to work with you, both for me and for our community relations and our development staff members. View Case Study

    Dr. Richard Count CEO, Puget Sound Blood Center
  • I just want to say how much I am enjoying working with and learning from you. You are teaching us to look at CAP and the community in completely new and exciting ways. The feasibility study continues to be useful, but of equal or greater value to me is how you have been broadening and stretching our horizons of the possible. It feels truly fortuitous that you have come to us at this time. View Case Study

    Alan Rose Community Relations Director, Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP)
  • I’ve had the opportunity now to work with Mike Westby on three different initiatives locally. I find Mike to be professional, focused and candid, three traits I would not ascribe to many of the other folks in Mike’s industry. Mike has a well developed network and an uncanny ability to know which aspects of his network to call on at any given time. View Case Study

    John P. McDonagh Publisher, Vancouver Business Journal
  • While working with Mike during my tenure as Executive Director of Open Meadow Schools he really helped us to think and act strategically. He helped us to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. As a result of that perspective we were able to create and share a vision with the community that energized our organization and connected it to strategic partners. View Case Study

    Carole Smith Superintendent, Portland Public Schools
  • It is with great pleasure to tell you that working with Westby Associates was powerful, deliverable, and outcome driven. Mike Westby and staff were able to relate to our needs, build relationships, create thought provoking questions, and at the end, the results were greater than we had anticipated. Mike Westby’s sense of direction and humor creates a richer environment for those who attend their workshops. Westby Associates workshops by far out distance any previous workshops I have ever attended.   View Case Study

    Barbara Sheldon Executive Director, Washington School for the Blind Foundation
  • Westby Associates, Inc. was key in focusing our non-profit with our strategic planning initiatives and the formulation of those initiatives into a strategic plan. I’m impressed with how efficient the service is and how much we’ve benefited in our prioritizing of goals. Westby Associate’s personal business insight is refreshing, engaging, extremely candid, and inspiring. I appreciate it when a consultant challenges the status quo and can guide us in new directions we never saw before. Their passion for what they do is evident in every call, meeting and email. Westby Associates went above and beyond their pledge of participation. I really feel like they made a difference. We will certainly work with Westby Associates as we revisit our strategic plan for evaluation, progress and updating. View Case Study

    Joanie Thomson Executive Director, Columbia Center for the Arts
  • Your work representing the Puget Sound Blood Center and helping us increase community awareness of the Blood Center’s programs in Southwest Washington has been exceedingly helpful for us. Your knowledge of the community and your many contacts have been been critical factors in recruiting community leaders as advocates and advisors to the Blood Program, including a board member from Vancouver. We have been pleased with your counsel, but also with your skilled assistance in organizing events and gaining us introductions to knowledgeable and influential leaders in the community. In addition to the accomplishments, it has been a consistent pleasure to work with you, both for me and for our community relations and our development staff members. View Case Study

    Dr. Richard Count CEO, Puget Sound Blood Center

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