Meet Our Team

Bonnie Hilory

Founder, Principal
Nonprofit Accelerator, LLC

Bonnie specializes in grant research (a passion of hers) which often includes setting up an ecosystem for volunteers and staff to collaborate in researching funders, creating a pipeline resulting in supporting the nonprofits mission.

The other areas Bonnie enjoys supporting are volunteer and Leadership recruitment (recruiting for Philanthropic leadership roles in nonprofits such as Grant Writers, Development Directors) evaluating the use of Constant Contact, and coaching with Senior leadership on strategic direction and goal setting. 

Chris Adams

Friends of the Accelerator
Managing Partner

Adams & Duncan Law Firm has supported the Snohomish Community nonprofit sector for years.  Known for Navigating sound legal strategies for our clients in the Pacific Northwest for over 40 years, the Adams & Duncan Law Group is a resource to develop these unchartered waters during the COVID-19 crisis, which may include mergers, acquisitions and dissolution's. 

Melvin Givens

Givens & Associates 

Melvin specializes in marketing and communications, and is a certified Constant Contact specialist. He has worked with several nonprofits and companies for more than 10 years to increase brand and event engagement. He's supported clients in the development and rebranding of websites and social media. He also leads trainings around collaborative marketing tools and inclusive strategies.

Abby Miller

Miller Data Solutions

Abby specializes in Raiser’s Edge NXT usage assessment, database configuration, data clean-up, report design, gift processing/data entry, donation form configuration, process documentation, and training.

Dr. Laura Portolese

Dragontail Enterprises

Dr. Laura excels in instructional design and content writing. She is able to take your vision for course offerings, curriculum, or content and make it a reality in an organized and effective manner.

Laura is a gifted trainer, presenter and facilitator, and her talents lie in the area of assisting organizations meet their goals by providing facilitated training, course development, and content development. 

Linda Kroner

LK Consulting

Linda's mission is to help organizations with their human resources program. To help management provide a safe and productive workplace where employees strive to succeed and want to help the organization succeed. She has worked with union and non union organizations and can assist with all aspects of labor relations. Trained in conflict management and can assist with interpersonal problems. Background in training and teaching in higher education. Linda can develop and provide training on all areas of supervision, management and any human resources related topic.

Gloria Morris

Special Project Director

Gloria Morris is an experienced human resources manager with expertise in organizational onboarding, performance evaluation and management, grievance resolution and employee relations. She has also done contract negotiations, supervisory training and has a particular affinity for investigating allegations of employee misconduct. Her skills include planning, project management, critical thinking and document review and editing. Gloria is specifically interested in fostering organizational excellence through fair and equitable treatment of employees, good customer service, and staff development. Gloria holds a master’s degree in management from the University of Phoenix and a BA degree in business administration from Pacific Lutheran University. 

Cesar Abad

Alliance Technology Company

Alliance Tech Co. is a  WA based IT consulting firm specializing in Collaboration, Data Analystics & Business Intelligence, and Digital Transformation.
Our business model of utilizing offshore resources allows us to meet or exceed client expectations, budget requirements, and timelines. Our teams include certified engineers, developers, and project/program managers who are well experienced in delivering world-class solutions.

Dr. Jesse Bolinger

Bolinger Solutions

To provide competitively priced home-based call center solutions, business and nonprofit consulting services and personal coaching services to clients so they may grow personally, professionally and financially.  One of our favorite  services is to work with clients on  donor prospecting (using Iwave). 

Organic Search Agency


Organic Search Agency is a full service professional digital agency providing a full suite of website creation services, search engine optimization (SEO) services, internet marketing training, content marketing, conversion optimization & maximizing engagement with target markets.

Matt Souza

Ascend NPO

Meet Matt, an experienced nonprofit consultant and Salesforce professional with nearly a decade of expertise. With a background in both nonprofit consulting and sales/sales operations for a Fortune 500 company, Matt brings a unique perspective to help nonprofits thrive.

Dr. Brenda Hilby

The Editing Desk 

Dr. Brenda Hilby, owner of The Editing Desk, has traditionally edited for independent publishers. A writer herself, Dr. Hilby has the ability to help writers find their voice to create unique and effective advertisements, blog posts, professional articles, memoirs, and novels. With a diverse staff of writers, The Editing Desk offers services which range from creative writing to editing for grammar, content, and/or style.  

Charlotte Kearney

Kearney Grants

Charlotte Kearney is a professional grantwriter based in Bellingham, Washington, working to fund the missions and programs of change-making organizations through private foundation and government grants. As a grantwriter, Charlotte specializes in building clear, targeted, and convincing written arguments for organizations and their programs, from refreshing existing language to developing new strategies. Kyle has developed an effective and highly organized writing process that involves multiple drafts and review processes. In addition to grant writing, Charlotte provides grant research services and grant management services.

Jessica Meehan


Jessica is a nonprofit management professional with 10+ yrs of experience in grant writing, grant research, volunteer management, project management, and strategic planning. She is passionate about helping organizations grow and utilize their full capacity through identifying and securing funding opportunities through grants.

Nicole Ryan

N Ryan Design

Nicole’s 20+ years’ in the creative industry spans roles as illustrator, graphic designer, art director and brand committee member.

Robin LeVan

RavenJoy, LLC

Robin is a highly meticulous and prolific communicator with significant success in digital marketing strategies, traditional content creation, and extensive knowledge concerning traffic generation, marketing and conversion rates. Her experience also expands into business development and strategy, board success, and grants.

Emily Weiner

Nonprofit Accelerator Associate

Emily is a communications professional who delights in supporting nonprofit organizations overcome barriers to success. She collaborates with clients to write grants, develop fundraising strategies, research prospects, build and manage relationships with funders, and create publicity that accomplishes organizational goals. She especially enjoys demystifying the grant proposal process so that nonprofit staff or volunteers increase their confidence and skills

Kirk W. Laughlin

Planet Laughlin

Kirk helps empower missions that make the world better. He’s served Pacific Northwest organizations as an executive, fundraiser, volunteer, and board member for more than 25 years.He’s raised funds and provided leadership for disability & educational institutions, professional service organizations, and social service agencies. And he holds a Master's in NonprofitLeadership from Seattle University.He’s an experienced practitioner and presenter in areas such as grants, special events, disabilities & accessibility, financial management, social media, government relations, major gifts, and volunteer support. And he’d love to talk to you about backyard smoking grills, the movie “Blade Runner,” and running half-marathons

Peter Morris

Avalon Project Management and Consulting

I have a bachelors of science in zoology, and graduate studies in speech and hearing. I have various building and facility certification with the YMCA and a certificate in Green Building from San Francisco institute of Architecture.

Angela Mew

Grant Guru Advisors

Grant Guru Advisors specializes in providing grant writing services, nonprofit consulting, and fundraising services to help ambitious nonprofits build strong grant programs and achieve sustainable growth. Experienced consultants work with each client to understand their organizational goals and objectives, so that we can develop a tailored strategy for success. Our services are centered around conducting research to identify grant opportunities , writing proposals that are tailored to the funders' expectations and goals, creating compelling grant narratives and budgets, managing grant awards throughout the award period, maintaining donor relationships and reporting on results.

Lisa Price

Nonprofit Associate

Dr. Lisa A. Price is an experienced and successful grant writer, technical writer (science, education, arts/playwriter), and educator (adjunct faculty in medicine). She enjoys both the technical and the creative aspects of helping shape clients visions and goals.

Lauren Ansted

Ansted Mission Services

Lauren is a nonprofit professional with a background in managing discretionary grantmaking programs and working alongside a diverse array of nonprofits to provide trainings in grant writing, research, board governance, outcomes thinking, and best practices. She brings a funder’s perspective to grant writing and research and has a passion for identifying funding opportunities that align with an organization’s objectives. With a deep understanding of the grant application process and a passion for making a positive impact, Lauren strives to connect nonprofits with the resources they need to thrive.

Photo of members of the grant research, grantwriting, and grant reporting team

Meet the Grants Team

From grant research to grantwriting, Nonprofit Accelerator can meet all the needs to accelerate your mission through grants.