Nonprofit Service Providers Ruth Scott Consulting in Portland OR

Ruth Scott Consulting

Nonprofit Service Provider
Portland Oregon 97209

(503) 224-6376

Contact Information

Services Provided

  • Board Development & Governance, Facilitation and Conflict Resolution, Fundraising & Development, Human Resources, Interim Management, Executive Leadership, Organizational Development, Board Coaching & Training, Team Building, Development planning, Donor Recognition, Fundraising, Executive Transition Management, Leadership Development and Coaching, Staff Development & Training, Interim Development Director, Interim Executive Director, Change Management
  • How do you best support the Nonprofit Sector?
  • Effective Governance, Strong Operational & Financial Oversight, Responsible Fundraising, Purpose & Strategy, Program Management, Leadership/HR & Organizational Culture
  • Carry professional insurance?
  • No
  • Licensed and/or Registered to work in location you are located?
  • No
  • Experience working with organizations with budget size of:
  • Startup, Less than $500K, $500K-$1M, $1M-$2M, $2M-$5M, $5M plus
  • Nonprofit Sub-Sector Experience
  • Arts-Culture & Humanities, Education, Food-Agriculture & Nutrition, Housing & Shelter, Recreation & Sports, Youth Development, Human Services, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Public & Societal Benefit
  • Years Experience
  • 35
  • Hours of Operation
  • 8:30 - 5:30 Weekdays; Weekends as needed.
  • Upload CV or Brochure
  • View my Curriculum Vitae
  • Accepted Forms of Payments
  • Check or direct deposit.
  • Honors & Awards
  • Business Journal’s Women of Influence Orchid Award
    Bill Naito Oregon Main Street Award

More About Ruth Scott Consulting

Specializing in Interim Executive Directorships I Executive Coaching I Community Engagement I Revenue Diversification

"Given a very short and demanding timeline, Ruth quickly assessed the sustainability of Lift Urban Portland and immediately began to build on our strengths, while at the same time addressing our weaknesses.  The result was a new major revenue stream, increased cost effectiveness and operational efficiency, as well as notable staff development.  Equally significant she brought a positive and energetic spirit that proved to be contagious."

-- Bruce Strade, President, Lift Urban Portland Board (February 2017)

"Ruth's years and diversity of experience let her assess our needs and immediately begin strengthening our operation.  Increased and diversified revenue dominated her time with us while she helped us decide how and what our next level was to be.  The results of her work with us include: new leadership, strengthened and energized board and staff plus a clear, strategic direction and new partnerships.”                

-- Adam Lowney, Board President HEAT Oregon, McDowell Rackner Gibson PC 

Whether you’re starting an organization or working to take it to the next level, many of the same principles and processes apply including the need for:

    Organizational Evolution & Revenue Diversification

    Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement

    Collaborative Leadership & Young Talent Mentoring

    Project Innovation & Strategic Planning

    Change Management

In achieving the next level it is often the times of transition that offer the opportunity to assess the organization and lay the basis for creating a new chapter. Experience has taught that change needs to be strategic, based on facts, diverse perspectives and with specific goals and objectives that are implementable and measurable in mind.

The business side of a non-profit and the frequently untapped opportunities to diversity the funding sources are a necessary and intriguing part of organizational evolution.  Whether providing some executive coaching or developing the business plan for a new service, product or fundraising strategy, the opportunity to increase revenues and program-related income energizes everyone involved.

An essential role of a leader or change agent is not only developing an engaged team but also maintaining it throughout. Inclusivity strengthens both the process and the outcomes.

“Ruth has the courage to tackle difficult community problems.  She also has the ability to bring diverse groups of people together to effectively solve those problems.”    -- Gale Castillo, President (retired), Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

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