Welcome to

Eckerhaus Consulting

Eckerhaus Consulting was founded to help nonprofit organizations thrive today, tomorrow, and years down the road. We empower you with the knowledge and resources you need to operate effectively and fulfill your vision.

Over the years, we’ve built strong, long-term relationships that have steered organizations to new heights. No matter what your goals are, our specialized expertise in nonprofits, fundraising, and business can help you meet (or even surpass) them.

The Face Behind Eckerhaus Consulting

Cole Eckerman

Cole Eckerman, the Principal & Founder of Eckerhaus Consulting brings decades of nonprofit experience to the table. After working as a professional fundraiser for nearly two decades, Cole moved to Washington to focus on the Yes on I-937 campaign, where she directed door-to-door grassroots fundraising efforts. Most recently, she served as the Director of Development & Government Relations for the Bellevue Arts Museum.

Cole enjoys fundraising because it connects people with issues they feel deeply about. She is an expert in individual gift fundraising, social media management for nonprofits, donor cultivation, dynamic communications strategies, and nonprofit website optimization.

Cole holds a BA from Evergreen State College and a Master of Science in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from Bay Path College. She attributes a lot of her success to her support team, her husband, Nathan and her three adorable dogs, Rue the chihuahua, the English Mastiffs Lagertha and Tiberius.

Cole Eckerman Headshot

The ​​Eckerhaus Consulting Difference

Variety of Services

We are pleased to offer a plethora of services to support nonprofits with a number of goals. From strategic planning and professional development coaching to grant writing and event planning, ​​Eckerhaus Consulting has you covered.

Deep Expertise

When you decide to work with us, you open the doors to a trusted partner. A partner with a proven track record of success as well as the knowledge and experience that can help your organization develop strong leaders, make a bigger impact, and change the world for the better.

Individualized Attention

At ​​Eckerhaus Consulting, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. After all, your organization is unique and unlike any other. That’s why we take the time to get to know who you are and what you hope to accomplish. Then, we design a scalable strategy that’s tailored to your particular mission, vision, and goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are your engagements with clients?

In most cases, we work with organizations on an ongoing, long-term basis. However, if you have a one-time need or special project, we’ll be happy to chat.

What nonprofits have you worked with?

Over the years, we’ve supported a variety of nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. A few examples are COLA (Citizens for Offleash Areas), FairVote Washington, Kirkland Arts Center, and Serenity House of Flint. No matter what your mission is or how long you’ve been around, we’ll be glad to help.

How much do you charge?

Pricing is based on your unique needs. Once we establish the scope of work, we’ll provide you with an accurate quote.

What’s the first step?

If you’re interested in learning more about Eckerhaus Consulting and how we can transform your organization, we encourage you to reach out for an initial consultation.

Are You Ready to Realize Your Organization’s Potential?