Intentional impact starts here.

For more than 20 years, 501 Consultants, Inc. has specialized in serving local, regional, and national nonprofits by providing full management services as well as project-based consulting. Headquartered in Cashmere, WA, we currently manage three nonprofits with a combined budget (revenue) of $1.25M and are regularly engaged in one-time consulting projects of various scopes and sizes.

Initially, as a solo practitioner, the CEO and President, Vicky Scharlau, founded the company in 1994. Today, we have grown to a core team of ten, offering a diverse, well-rounded skill set built through decades of experience working for nonprofits and for profits. Our experience in organizational governance and management combined with our knowledge of the nonprofit sector enables us to partner with nonprofit leaders to help solve their most pressing strategic challenges.

By employing proven practices in good governance and effective infrastructure, we empower organizations to manifest their mission through thoughtful planning and wise decision-making, ultimately driving their operations and programming toward intentional impact—the 501 mantra.

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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