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Madelaine Thompson

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Madelaine Thompson (she/her)

Senior Consultant


Fairbanks, AK

Current Town

Seattle, WA

DEI Statement

As a nonprofit leader and consultant, I’ve worked on behalf of and with diverse communities which has allowed me to expand my knowledge and understanding of people’s experiences and challenges and learn how to be a more effective advocate and neighbor. I continually seek to build collaborative and positive relationships based on respect and appreciation for diverse backgrounds and perspectives. I am committed to advancing practices that value diversity, equity, inclusion, access and social justice within organizations and across the communities we serve.


BA, English Literature, Seattle University; BA, French Language, Seattle University; MA, Communications, Ohio University

Sectors I've Worked In

Human Services; Education; Public Broadcasting

Services & Areas of Expertise

Board development; Strategic Planning; Facilitation, training or workshop; Talent management / hiring support; Campaign planning; Campaign counsel / management; Annual fund initiatives / events; Development assessment / planning; Grant research and strategy; Grant writing; Donor prospect research/screening

Notable Projects

Directed grants program that secured local and national awards between $200k and $7.5M to strengthen early education programs in Washington. Secured $400k individual and $1M family foundation gifts for educational institution’s $10M endowment campaign. Launched first-time planned giving programs at two nonprofits.

Why I Love This Work

A quote by Dr. Pinkola Estés encapsulates why I love this work: Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. By partnering with nonprofits to advance their missions and goals, I am able to realize my fundamental belief that we are responsible for each other’s wellbeing, and that of our world.

Fun Fact

Two of my great loves are books and animals. I have adopted/been adopted by several furry companions, and currently foster guinea pigs for a local animal shelter.

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