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 three areas Bonnie enjoys supporting are volunteer recruitment, Evaluating the use of Constant Contact and providing a roadmap for improving outbound marketing and Recruiting for Philanthropic leadership roles in nonprofits such as Grant writers, Development Directors, etc. 

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 working 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 Miller, bCRE-Pro has a passion for The Raiser's Edge and helping others to fully utilize the software. She has over 10 years of experience using The Raiser's Edge, including two years in Customer Support at Blackbaud.

Abby holds two certificates with Raiser's Edge Blackbaud; Professional & Fundamentals. 

Bill Kaczaraba

Esperance Media, LLC

Bill Kaczaraba is a media and marketing veteran with 30 years of experience. Winner of four Emmy awards and a New York Film & Television Festival gold medal, Bill has been a high-level executive at major corporations such as CNN, FOX Sports, and Tribune Broadcasting. He has assisted nonprofit clients such as The Salvation Army and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill specializes in media production and training, website development, and digital content, and full-scale marketing and communications campaigns. He is currently earning a Masters of Science in Marketing.

Julie Bonner

Coeurbridge, LLC

Dr. Julie Bonner has an extensive background in business and information technology as an accounting professional. In 2016, Dr. Bonner started working with for profits and non-profits to provide accounting and finance support. The goal is to help educate and empower clients to handle their own finance and accounting tasks on their own, should they want to do so. We help clients to document processes and procedures so you can know exactly how to handle this important aspect of your business and make sure that your assets are well managed and protected. Dr. Bonner and her associates are Quickbooks Online and TSheets certified.

Dr. Laura Portolese

DragonTail Enterprises, LLC 

Dr. Laura Portolese holds a Doctorate of Business Administration, is a certified Online Master Teacher, and also holds a certificate from Oregon State University in Instructional Design and Development. Her experience in needs assessments allows organizations to determine goals and pain points to come up with a comprehensive training program that supports the overall mission and vision of the organization. In addition, Laura can provide traditional classroom training, or develop online training programs in many areas, including leadership training and team building. Her approach is collaborative and interactive. Laura is the owner of DragonTail Enterprises, LLC, and has performed consulting work for companies like Microsoft. She has also written two books on human resource management, and a
book on leadership
She also teaches full-time at Central Washington University. 

Linda Kroner

LK Consulting

Linda  has  extensive and wide ranging experience in Human Resources. She has experience in all facets of Human Resources serving as a Director of Human Resources for over 20 years. She also has provided Human Resources consulting to a variety of organizations. She teaches Human Resources and Management at the college level. Her goal is to ensure that the organization has a Human Resources function that promotes teamwork, reduces conflict and enhances the goals of the organization. She holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Certificate in Labor Relations. In addition she has been trained as an interest basic conflict resolution facilitator.

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

Waferwire

Our core practices include custom software development and Modern Workplace collaboration tools such as Microsoft 365 and Google Suites. We strive to partner with clients to take away the roadblocks impeding their path to bring their initiatives to fruition.
About Devblock:
At Devblock, we bring extraordinary people together. Headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Manila and Ho Chi Minh, Devblock is a global technology consultancy offering end-to-end solutions. We support clients with business and technology strategy to execution of software and collaboration development. Our clients range from venture-backed startups to Fortune 500 enterprises where we work alongside business and organization leaders and innovators. Devblock expands and accelerates technology transformation while ultimately keeping humans and their experience in the center of it all. Our teams include world-class architects, creatives, product managers, and engineers, providing technology and business acumen. We bring a wide range of valuable perspectives, experiences, and expertise to every relationship to create solutions that drive businesses towards their goals efficiently and effectively.

Kristen Hamilton &
Karin Hopper

Ham It Up Strategies

Sisters, Kristen & Karin, have been helping nonprofits and small businesses over the past 30 years.  
We can assist in both large and small marketing projects including graphic design, template websites, direct mail, promotional products and so much more so you can concentrate on your business and enjoy every day.  Certified Constant Contact Partner
We can also assist in planning your special event with detailed timelines, budgets and execution.  Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation
We strive to be the best and we are happy to be part of the Nonprofit Accelerator team to work hand in hand with clients on projects that are both big and small but most importantly within budget with proven results. 

*Photo above was taken minutes from our home base on the Northwestern Oregon coast - sister photo coming soon.

Dr. Jesse Bolinger

Bolinger Solutions

Bolinger Solutions provides nonprofit organizations with a wide range of quality services including; 501c3 application development, volunteer program development, fundraising plan development, grant writing, private and corporate donor development including prospecting, strategic planning, and technology services. Bolinger Solutions is additionally available for motivational speaking on topics such as disabilities, leadership, and general motivation.

Jason Swanson

Organic Search Agency

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Matt Souza

Greater Good Gear

Greater Good Gear is a fantastic ecommerce solution, worthy of your consideration.  Explore the blog post on Matt's solution and give him a call. 

A passion of Matt's is also to provide implementation support with Salesforce,  LMS configurations and merchant account set up.  

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.