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Adrienne Graham

Leapfrog  Training & Facilitation

PO Box 2146

Bend, OR 97709


Geographic Focus: Oregon and Southern Washington (from time-to-time, communities in N Ca)


Description of Services:  Leapfrog works closely with you to increase the effectiveness and enhance the vitality of your group, community or organization. Leapfrog’s well-designed retreats, workshops and individualized coaching focus on board roles and responsibilities building plans and skills for successful fundraising, productive meetings and effective decision-making, board and executive coaching, Succession Planning, communication, teambuilding, and customized programs. She facilitates organizational planning ranging from goal-setting to comprehensive strategic planning. Visit to see clients served and their comments on working with Leapfrog.


Adrienne is a certified as an Appreciative Inquiry facilitator and as a facilitator-trainer for Study Circles, a dialogue program to engage a broad-base of community members to address challenging community-wide issues. Adrienne received her Master’s in Adult Education, Workforce Training and Education, from Oregon State University in 1997.


Teresa Hogue, Director

Cascade Center for Community Governance

64745 Old Bend Redmond Hwy.

Bend, Oregon 97701


Geographic Focus: Local, National and International

Description of Services: The Cascade Center for Community Governance supports businesses, communities, agencies and organizations who seek to advance leadership and stewardship, systems development,  and high functioning governance practices.  Our services include consultation, trainings, coaching, and assistance in critical thinking and problem solving.  My focus is placed on designing and implementing high functioning systems that include working efficiently and effectively with partners and collaborations.  Today, developing Strategic Business,  fund development, and collaboration planning and implementation  are our frequently requested services.  Our Center is committed to our client’s positive growth and sustainability and as such we are proud to work with 97% of our clients for three to five years. 


Sharon Leighty

Sharon Leighty & Co.

777 NW Wall Street, Ste. 306

Bend, OR 97701


Geographic Focus: Rural Communities Oregon

Description of Services:  Small and mid-size organizations have specific challenges.  Sharon works with organizations to help them think strategically, become self governing and expand their resources to support a well run, mission driven organization.  


Services include Fundraising & Capital Campaigns, Donor Stewardship, Prospect Research, Proposal Development, Special Projects, Staff Development and Planned Giving.


Jan McGowan

Jan McGowan Nonprofit Consulting

70797 Indian Ford Rd.

Sisters, OR  97759


541-549-1571 (fax)

503-709-1148 (cell)

Geographic Focus: Oregon and Southern Washington

Description of Services: Effective strategies for small to mid-size nonprofit organizations.  Offering services in organizational development, planning, group facilitation, staff coaching, training, team development and special projects.  Building on 25 years experience in the nonprofit field, I offer flexibility to help clients set clear direction and can provide grant writing, advice and extra capacity as needed. 


George Myers

gmars Consulting, LLC

Sisters, Oregon


Geographic Focus:  Oregon and National

Description of Services:  My three primary focus areas are planning, leadership training/coaching for board and staff, and fundraising (including grant writing). In addition I can assist with implementing evaluation and program measurement, serving as an interim executive director, leading job searches or succession planning, and delivering onsite customized workshops and training in a variety of subjects. I approach all my work from a strengths-based perspective and utilize appreciative inquiry methods.


Dana M. Perry, Independent Consultant

Bend, Oregon


Geographic Focus: National

Description of Services:  Provide consultation and contract services for health and social service programs & research efforts, including assistance with implementation and monitoring of large-scale, multi-site projects; recruitment, training, and performance monitoring of field staff; quantitative and qualitative data collection methodologies, focus group facilitation and qualitative data analysis; program evaluation; questionnaire development; participant recruitment & community outreach. Extensive experience with projects involving vulnerable/ underserved populations, including homeless adults, seriously mentally ill adults, older adults, veterans, long-term care consumers, low income and rural community residents, the uninsured, and others.  


Jen Rusk

Rusk Coaching & Consulting

1962 NE Jackson Ave.

Bend, OR 97701

541-385-0125 (office)

541-788-7290 (cell)


Geographic Focus: Oregon, Washington, California

Description of Services: Management and organizational development consulting; Strategic planning; Executive Director, Board, and leadership team coaching; Board Development; Grant Writing, with a focus on Capacity Building; Facilitation; Community surveys and interviews


Andrea Sigetich

SageCoach, Inc

Bend, Oregon


Geographic Focus: National

Description of Services: I support organizations in developing their leadership pipeline, succession plans, and leadership skills, through consultation, competency and program design, training, and leader coaching.  My focus in working with leaders is always on your strengths, not your weaknesses.  I offer a half-day or full-day Strong Teams Workshop that is great for development and team building for boards and/or staff.


Ellen Waterston

Waterston Communications, Inc.

P.O. Box 640

Bend, OR 97709

541-480-3933 (cell)

Geographic Focus: Oregon and Washington

Description of services: With both extensive nonprofit management and consulting experience, Ellen Waterston is uniquely qualified to bring entrepreneurial disciplines and practices to help nonprofits reach their goals and achieve sustainability. Ellen has 11 years of hands-on experience as founder and director of a successful nonprofit, as well as 13 years of consulting for public and private sector clients. She is equally skilled at one-on-one coaching or workshop and seminar settings. Ellen is recognized for measurable results, realistic solutions and reliable strategies. Areas of focus include long-range and short-term strategic planning, friend and fundraising strategies, Board retreat facilitation, communications and marketing plan development, Board and/or staff development and succession planning.