Boardtreck Nonprofit Consulting for Board Governance and Managment

  Board Governance and

  Management Consulting

Dave Coleman  (Principal / Consultant)

phone:  253-355-4060

Green Backround




Bellarmine Preparatory School

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation

Camp Jonah

Centralia Christian School*

Christ's Church

City of Lakewood

Clover Park School District

Communities in Schools-Lakewood*

Communities in Schools-Tacoma

Faith in Action West Sound Senior Services

Friends Of Lakewold Garden

Gather 4 Him Christian College

Grays Harbor Community Foundation

Grays Harbor Community Hospital

Jesuit Volunetter Corps NW

L’Arche Tahoma Hope        

Marriage Team

Mending Wings

Ministry Coaching International

Mission ConneXion Northwest

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

      (Board Leadership Initiative faculty)


Mountain View Community Center

Navato Human Needs Center

NW Furniture Bank

Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation                

Palmer Scholars*

Project Patch

Puget Sound Christian Clinic

Puget Sound Grantwriters Association


Reality Sports

Rebound Whatcom

The Rescue Mission

The Rose International Fund for Children

Stonecroft Ministries

Washington Nonprofits

       (Plan Builders and Plan Building Workshops)

Youth Dynamics




“Your facilitation of our retreat was great!  The time moved along at a great clip and we got a lot done, but it never felt rushed or pressured.  Thank you for boiling it down to the essentials and helping us move through our work in such an effective way!”


“Thank you very much for your help on Saturday.  It was the best exercise we have ever been through with our leadership team, past or present....You were serious enough, but not too….your examples from personal experience were excellent…you were empowering in that the expectations placed upon us as a board from what you shared, and the 12 Best Practices notebook were simple, easy to understand, and expressed in a way (at least to me) that shouted, ‘you can do this!’”


“Thanks for doing such a great job in putting skin on our intentions.”


“You were outstanding today…nice pace, friendly approach, insightful, and productive.”


“Thank you so much for being our facilitator this year.  It has been a pleasure to develop the retreat with you – your leadership is thoughtful, fun and collaborative.”


“What a terrific retreat.  Thank you for your hard work.  You were so organized and really got us to focus on some issues.”



Tacoma, WA

Plymouth, Vermont

Trout Lake, WA

Centralia, WA

Federal Way, WA

Lakewood, WA

Lakewood, Wa

Lakewood, WA

Tacoma, WA

Belfair, WA

Lakewood, WA

Richland, WA

Hoquiam, WA

Arberdeen, WA

Portland, OR

Tacoma, WA

Toppenish, WA

Vancouver, WA

Bend, OR

Portland, OR

Vancouver, WA


Olympia, WA

Edgewood, WA

Navato, CA

Tacoma, WA

Seattle, WA

Tacoma, WA

Vancouver, WA

Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

Tacoma, WA

Puyallup, WA

Bellingham, WA

Tacoma, WA

Bellevue, WA

Overland Park, KS

Olympia, WA


Burlington, WA


As a recent grantmaker and now a consultant, Dave is a frequent speaker, trainer, and panelist for a growing number of groups.

Coastal and SW Washington Nonprofit Conference

Free Clinics of Washington Conference

Idaho Nonprofit Center Conference

Mission ConneXion Northwest Conference

Montana Nonprofit Association Conference

Northwest Ministry Conference

Philanthropy Northwest Conference

Puget Sound Grantwriters Association Conference and Trainings

Rotary Clubs: Lakewood-Tacoma; Parkland-Tacoma; Downtown Vancouver WA

Nonprofit Summit - Lake Chelan, Washington

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Board Leadership Initiative

Washington Nonprofits traning events



Dave Coleman is a partner in the Alliance for Board Effectiveness, a team of national and international board governance consultants and coaches who are committed to board effectiveness.  For more information, go to