ABOUT

HISTORY

DIVERSE EXPERIENCE
LEADS TO LIVELY IDEAS

 

I started consulting in 2001 so I could move to the mountains "for one ski season." Two decades later, I'm still living on the northeast side of Mount Rainier, close to Washington State's largest ski resort and even closer to the national park.
 

This lifestyle has a lot to do with the strengths I offer my clients. Because I live in a tiny and remote community, work with national leaders and collaborate with creative partners all over the U.S., I'm grounded in perspectives different from each other and from my own. These contrasts help me understand how communication will land for people who are often overlooked, especially outside urban and business communities. They contribute to a finely-developed instinct for strategies that will resonate with any audience.

International travel also shapes how I work. I've been to Argentina, Japan, France, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands and Switzerland just in the past decade; and to Thailand, India, Nepal, Germany, Austria, England and beyond. These adventures–often taken for skiing–keep me open to risk, comfortable with the unknown, culturally aware and intellectually curious. They sharpen my ability to watch, listen, learn and respond to unspoken messages. And they help me discover new ways to draw elegant depth out of everyday language.

 

Lofty thoughts aside, it's possible I live where I do just so I can keep waving "hello" at the elk that wander by my office window. We can chat more about that if you want but, more importantly, let's talk about how I can help meet your organization's needs.

Keneta Anderson on the Aiguille du Midi

HISTORY

Keneta Anderson

KENETA ANDERSON CONSULTING

Founder

Clients have included the Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Steps Through OC, The Russell Family Foundation, Quixote Foundation, Election Verification Network, John M. Lloyd Foundation, General Service Foundation, One Northwest, Southwest Youth & Family Services, Threshold Group, Air Systems Engineering, Windermere Professional Partners, Tacoma Art Museum, Technology Access Foundation and more. Independently and on behalf of clients, I've also written, presented and participated extensively in professional organizations and leadership groups. My work has earned two national awards for excellence in communication from the Council on Foundations.

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DIGITAL BLACKBOARD FOUNDATION

Executive Director
 

Led all aspects of a foundation supporting innovative uses
of technology in education throughout under-resourced areas of Washington state.
 

THE COLLINS
GROUP

Principal
 

Provided feasibility and capital campaign counsel for some 24 Northwest organizations.


 

UNIVERSITY OF
PUGET SOUND

Director of Foundation
and Corporate Relations

Secured public and private grants; conducted research and led special projects for the president's office.

ALASKA COURT SYSTEM

Jury, Small Claims
and Civil Clerk

Managed jury recruitment
and selection along with small claims and civil caseloads.

 

BAN VINAI REFUGEE CAMP

Social worker

Lived and worked with a multinational relief team and Laotian Hmong refugees
in Loei Province, Thailand.

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor's degree, University of Puget Sound

Awarded the Hearst Foundation writing prize for Arts and Humanities.
 

PROFESSIONAL

INVOLVEMENT

Seattle Leadership Tomorrow

Rockwood Leadership Institute

Communications Network

Exponent Philanthropy

National Center for Family Philanthropy

Environmental Grantmakers Association

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy

Council on Foundations

Philanthropy Northwest

PRO BONO AND VOLUNTEER

Groundswell Fund

Living Well

Election Verification Network

New Florida Majority

Help Build a Home

She Jumps

Seattle International Film Festival Board of Directors