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Portrait of James Plourde

James Plourde CFRE

Vice President

Offering expertise in major gifts, strategic direction, case development, and volunteer management, James Plourde has the admirable ability to tell it like it is and get everybody on board. With more than 30 years of development and marketing experience and several successful multimillion dollar campaigns under his belt, James is sought after for his collaborative and personable style, co-creative approach to training and motivating volunteers, and ability to keep projects focused and moving forward.

James’ consulting work is enriched by his sector expertise in higher education, healthcare, independent schools, and faith-based nonprofits, as well as deep regional knowledge of the South Puget Sound philanthropic environment.


  • Seattle University, Master of Arts in Transforming Spirituality
  • University of Oregon, Master of Science in Journalism
  • Southern Connecticut State University, Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Community Work

James speaks regularly at conferences and workshops in the region. He is on the board of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) South Sound and served on the board of the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. He is also a spiritual director with SEEL (Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life), an all-faiths organization for people who want to develop and deepen their spiritual identities


James escapes to the links whenever he can. Fore!