2020 was truly a váltás, a time to pivot, think outside the box, adapt, and change from one direction or place to another. Few will look back on this year with fond memories; however, many will recall how resilience, empathy, and a deep commitment to one another was demonstrated in both small moments and big ways.
It has been a privilege and honor to support the social sector services this past year. We have been awed and humbled by the creativity and speed at which our nonprofit community has adapted to the challenges this pandemic has provided. From ‘Zooming’ to ‘COVIDing’, the community's infinite adaptability and resilience are inspiring, from program delivery to fundraising.
As these organizations look toward 2021 and beyond, please keep in mind that we are all a part of their success as a community. Continue to find ways to do more, volunteer more, donate more, and ask your favorite nonprofit what they need now to continue with their mission. The ability to show up where we are needed, and fill gaps will allow 2021 to unfold favorably for all the families in need who rely on the social sector providers in our communities.
We will emerge from pandemics, social unrest, and political upheaval stronger and tougher than before. Things will settle down. A new ‘normal’ will emerge. The way we all care for family, neighbors, and community will evolve. We will succeed and thrive because that is what we do as an American society. That is what we do within our cities and communities. That is what we do with our families and friends.
To all the nonprofits who persevere and deliver, who do the hard work every day, we stand with you to serve.
To Our Social Sector Hero’s
Thank you to all the client organizations who partnered with us this year for Interim, Search, and Board services:
Ada Developers Academy ● Babies of Homelessness ● Behavioral Tech ● Big Brothers Big Sisters Puget Sound ● Campion Advocacy Fund ● Carrie Lewith Charitable Trust ● Child Care Aware of Washington ● Child Care Resources ● City Fruit ● City of Lacey ● Community for Youth ● Compass Housing Alliance ● Crisis Connections ● Dress for Success Seattle ● Environmental Works ● Equal Opportunity Institute ● Family Law CASA of King County ● Family Works ● FIRST Washington ● Fulcrum Foundation ● Housing Development Consortium ● Hutch Kids Child Care Center ● Interlake Child Care and Learning Center ● Keiro Northwest ● King Conservation District ● King County Sexual Assault Resource Center ● Kitsap Humane Society ● Launch ● L’Arche Noah Sealth ● Max Foundation ●National Audubon Society ● New Venture Fund ● Science Philanthropy Alliance ● Northwest Neighbors Network ● Organization for Prostitution Survivors ● Pike Market Child Care and Preschool ● Puget Soundkeeper Alliance ● Puyallup Watershed Initiative● Reflective Earth ● School’s Our Washington ● Seattle Against Slavery ● Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce ● Special Olympics Washington ● Susan G. Komen Puget Sound ● Treehouse ● University of Washington Retirement Association ● Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy ● Washington Environmental Council ● Washington Global Health Alliance ● Washington Trails Association ● Washington Water Trust ● Washington Wild
To the Valtas Family
Special thanks to all our dedicated consulting team, Interim Executives, and Search Professionals for all their hard work supporting our amazing social sector clients:
Christine Martin ● Carmen D'Arcangelo ● Mari Offenbecher ● Linda Borte Huse ● Mary Steele ● Bryce Seidl ● Susan Mitchell ● Liz Swanson ● Kathleen Lendvay ● Elizabeth Lunney ● Laura Skelton ● Marianne Jones ● Amy Wasser ● Sylvia Fuerstenberg ● Rebecca Lavigne ● Dave Lenox ● Matthew Macklin ● Peter Bloch Garcia ● Hannah Cavendish-Palmer ● Cindy Broetje ● Ed Rogan ● Stephen Tan ● John LaMunyon ● Amy Burton ● Jackie Lorenz ● Holli Harris ● Lisa Chin ● Touré McCluskey
Congratulations to our 2020 placements!
Rachel Jackson - DOO, Science Philanthropy Alliance ● Maurizio Vecchione - CEO, Washington Global Health Alliance ● Lauren Sato - CEO, Ada Developers Academy ● Debra Jensen - VP and Executive Director, Audubon Washington ● Alyssa Macy - CEO, WEC/WCV ● Emilia Reyes - CEO, Fresno EOC ● Jess Zimbabwe - CEO, Environmental Works ● Marcia Wright-Soika - Executive Director, FamilyWorks ● Deidre McCormick - Executive Director, Family Law CASA ● Jason Maier - Director of Communications, Science Philanthropy Alliance ● Angela Griffin - Executive Director, Launch ● Bryan Murphy-Eustis - VP, Programs, Max Foundation
We are looking forward to continuing our executive search work with The Kitsap Humane Society; City of Lacey WA; Cascadia Art Museum; and the Economic Opportunity Institute of Washington as we begin 2021.
We are optimistic about the year ahead and grateful to each of our community members for their support. Together we can take the lessons we have learned and the incredible commitment to continuing mission-oriented work to create a new paradigm, a new váltás for 2021.
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