escape limitations | fulfill potential
Altruist Partners helps nonprofits transform into powerful social enterprises. We partner with funders and work side-by-side with clients to create high-performing, high-growth organizations delivering effective solutions at the necessary scale. Our clients range from startups and small community organizations to leading regional, national and global nonprofits. All have one thing in common: they seek not just to survive, but to solve the problems they address.
The best practices from all sectors
Altruist’s unique methodology brings together best practices from both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors and delivers them in a comprehensive, interconnected system. Today's mature system has evolved from our work with over a hundred organizations of all sizes and fields over the past decade. It has been proven to deliver results: on average, our clients earn $20 in new, sustainable revenue for every $1 in our fees.
Packaged and delivered for seamless adoption
The result is our keystone service, Breakout Success: a planning and performance platform that frees nonprofits from chronic constraints. It integrates strategic, operational and financial systems for growth and impact. There is no compromise: the process is fast, effective, and affordable.
Breakout Success creates and embeds three major management tools:
When properly created and executed, these tools combine to create a virtuous circle leading to high performance and growth.
200+ years experience | leadership across all sectors
Bryony's career has included more than 24 years in the nonprofit sector and several multi-year stints in for-profit ventures. She founded or co-founded Women's Voice for the Earth, The Biomimicry Institute, Biomimicry 3.8 and KindKudos. Bryony is a graduate of University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and holds a Masters in Environmental Science at the University of Montana.
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Colleen has worked in the Seattle arts and nonprofit community for over five years as an artist, producer and leader. She is a practicing dancer, dance instructor, choreographer and film maker and a recent graduate from Cornish College of the Arts.
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Rob brings experience in marketing and developing revenue streams in both the public and nonprofit sectors. For over 15 years, Rob has specialized in enrollment management and increasing philanthropic revenue in the independent school sector. He is a native northwesterner and graduated from Oregon State University liberal studies programs, Economics and Political Science.
Suzie has been working in the private, public, social sectors for over two decades with emphasis on building new functions and concepts and transforming for enterprise success. She is a graduate of Pitzer College and University of Washington Schools of Public Administration and International Studies. Most of Suzie's work is in California and Central Washington.
Donald founded Altruist Partners in 2006. He is a social entrepreneur, speaker, author and management consultant with a long track record of helping organizations achieve dramatic increases in organizational effectiveness and growth. He is a graduate of Middlebury and Harvard.
results | testimonial
Giving foster kids a childhood and a future
Programs expanded from 25 schools to over 125 in two years. Foster youth graduation rate increased from 40% to over 70%. First multi-million dollar gift in organizational history. Preparing for statewide expansion. Over 200x ROI on fees.
Cedar Tree Foundation
Sustainable Agriculture | Environmental Education | Environmental Health
Sustainable electronics recycling
Streamlined business process; rebranding; 50% growth in earned income; new corporate affinity program capturing endorsements from Microsoft, Sony, Goodwill, Panasonic, Keep America Beautiful, Oracle, and others.
Building on the wonders of childhood
100% increase in contributed revenue. 200% decrease in staff and board time and effort. 20% increase in staff pay. Fundraising costs reduced from 30% to 3% of revenue. 30x ROI on fees.
enterprises small and large | around the nation and the world
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