The Capacity Collective

We are a team of compassionate nerds. We have worked in nonprofits, government agencies, multinational corporations and universities. These varied experiences have given us a diverse and powerful tool set we use to increase the capacity of small, grassroots nonprofits to tell your stories in your voices, be financially stable, and make systemic social changes that increase the capacities of the communities you serve.

Owner/Principal Consultant
More about Meredith

Senior Research Consultant
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Senior Research Consultant
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I have a firm belief in the campsite rule, to leave people and places better than they were when we met. My training includes a Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Sociology, and working ten years as a professor of Sociology and Criminology. For the last decade I have been studying how and why queer people get involved in (and stop committing) crime. For more than a decade I have worked to amplify voices of the voiceless, and volunteering and working in harm reduction, LGBTQ rights and disability rights. I love learning from others and helping organizations take their dreams to the next level.

I find great value in taking the skills I learned in higher education back to the communities that shaped me. Over the years, this has varied from LGBTQ policy work and working with youth in the criminal justice system to advocating for people who use drugs and the implementation of harm reduction practices. I am a tireless community advocate and am thrilled at the opportunity to work with such a breadth of communities in the Seattle area.

I am motivated by the belief that our well-being is interconnected with the well-being of all others in our society. Each person matters. That belief led me to begin working with nonprofits that serve children and youth, both in the US and Latin America. In my Master’s of Social Work program, I studied ways to support organizations in improving and demonstrating their impact. I am honored to continue working with nonprofits in my home state.

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We believe the people who sacrifice to make their communities better deserve high quality support. Let us know how we can help you achieve your mission.

“We build your capacity so you can build the capacity of others.”

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