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Adam Runions (he/him)

Partner + Senior Consultant


Seattle, WA

Current Town

Seattle, WA

DEI Statement

I have learned through working with indigenous groups as well as many clients in the human services space to highly value the voice and expertise of the people we seek to understand and serve. Centering their story and priorities and seeing them as partners in the mission is key achieving enduring progress.


UW Foster School of Business

Sectors I've Worked In

Arts, Environment

Services & Areas of Expertise

Interim Staffing; Talent management / hiring support; Campaign planning; Campaign counsel / management; Development assessment / planning; Data systems / analysis services; Donor prospect research/screening; Facilitation, training, or workshop.

Notable Projects

Structured & ran capital and comprehensive campaigns from $8M - $160M. Several Interim Director of Development roles for teams of 3 to 15. Co-developed cross-boundary fundraising programs from Washington to Canada & Alaska. Developed many custom databases, dashboards, and toolkits for managing campaigns and major donor development efforts.

Why I Love This Work

I believe in the power of strong teams when they are aligned to common goals and equipped with the right skills and tools. I love connecting with everyone from the coordinators and gift processors to board treasurers and executive directors to build knowledge and best practices for achieving big results. Only in non-profit work do so many disciplines work together on solving societal challenges and building organizational strength under such pressure and constraints, which leads to amazing wins and progress.

Fun Fact

I have sailed and paddled the Salish Sea every summer of my life, now with my family of 5, and rode my bike across Washington state in 2019 to raise funding for refugees settling here in Seattle. I have spreadsheets for everything from planning for retirement to choosing baby names.

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