An organization is successful in fundraising when they have the systems in place to overcome obstacles. Nothing ever goes exactly according to plan. We’re here to help you embrace the difficult situations, and figure out when and where to be flexible, where your strengths are that you can build on, and where you need help.
Recent Clients Served
Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley
Bishop Blanchet High School
Central City Concern
The Community Library
Kitsap Humane Society
L’Arche Tahoma Hope
MultiCare Health System/Foundations of MultiCare
Olympic Peninsula YMCA
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Children’s Theatre
Spokane Parks Foundation
St. Mary’s School
Tacoma Rescue Mission
The Northwest School
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Washington Trails Association
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Performing Arts, Capital Campaigns, Youth-Focused Human Services
ABOUT DAN PRONOVOST
Dan has worked as a nonprofit professional in the Seattle area for over a decade, with extensive experience in capital campaigns, major and annual giving, volunteer management, and community outreach. Along the way, his mentors instilled in him the importance of active listening, good communication, attention to detail, and strategic thinking—skills he now brings to his client engagements without fail.
As he approaches each project, Dan seeks to:
- Support clients, staff, and volunteers as well as our consulting teams to deliver each project on time and at the highest quality of service
- Develop tools and provide resources for each client to ensure project success
- Communicate effectively to keep clients informed and projects moving forward
- Be the glue that keeps the engagement running smoothly and efficiently, even (and especially) when the unexpected occurs
Prior to joining our firm, Dan worked as a Major Gifts Officer with Seattle Repertory Theatre, building relationships with major donors, working with board fundraising and governance committees, and researching and building a pipeline of new major donor prospects. He was also the Annual Fund manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound as well as Director of Development for University Child Development School in Seattle, an independent school best known for its innovative curriculum. Dan began his career working for Tateuchi Center; at the time, the organization was conducting a $160 million capital and endowment campaign to build a world-class performing arts center in downtown Bellevue.
Dan has lent his fundraising expertise to Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, and he has been a mentor to young people through Community for Youth, a nonprofit organization that provides one-to-one mentoring opportunities to South Seattle high school students. Dan holds a Master’s degree from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs with a focus on nonprofit management.