An array of services

501 Consultants partners with nonprofits and their leadership to help solve the most pressing strategic challenges. Combining industry knowledge with organizational management skills, we provide vast experience, that focuses on nonprofit success.

Based in the geographic center of Washington State, 501 Consultants, Inc. serves local, regional and national clients. From full management to project-based consulting, our knowledge in nonprofits assists groups and associations to advance their community, regional, state and national interests.

For management and administrative clients, we fulfill the role of staff with contracts varying according to the desired scope of work. On the consulting side of 501, our services are customized and include projects such as strategic planning, board and executive training, start up assistance, and even help unwinding an organization, if needed.

Since 1994

Shaped by decades of experience working with associations, foundations, agencies, board members, committees, and staffs, the team at 501 Consultants, Inc. understands the unique challenges and exciting opportunities available to organizations.

From the beginning, 501 Consultants, Inc. has specialized in providing support and direction for nonprofit organizations, and continues has honed an array of full management and project-based consulting services. Initially, as a solo practitioner, the CEO and President, Vicky Scharlau, founded the company in 1994. Today, we are a core team of eight with diverse skills to meet complex needs, and propel groups forward.



full & administrative services

  • Bookkeeping - AR/AP
  • Campaign design and execution
  • Communications
  • Data analysis
  • Database & calendaring
  • Event development
  • Fundraising strategies
  • Grant writing
  • Program development
  • State and federal advocacy



Project-based services

  • Board training
  • Brand strategy
  • Communications
  • Executive coaching
  • Market research
  • Nonprofit assessments
  • Policy development
  • Project management
  • Stakeholder assessment
  • Strategic planning