Jule Parkman Meyer, Principal
Jule brings twenty-nine years of fundraising and non-profit management experience to her consulting services. Parkman Foundation Services assists individuals to design their philanthropy and organizations to improve their fundraising success. For organizations, Jule designs and implements membership drives and major gifts programs. She helps create or improve planned giving programs and endowments. She also coaches organizations on starting non-profits, non-profit mergers, and hiring staff.
Throughout her career working for non-profit organizations, Jule’s expertise has been to increase local awareness of the good works of national and international organizations through lobbying, public relations and development of new donors. She has served as development officer for a diverse group of premier charities raising funds to fight poverty worldwide, for advocacy organizations and environmental organizations (e.g. Global Impact, Student Conservation Association, RESULTS, etc.). Since 1985, in her work and as a volunteer, she has trained hundreds of groups from boards to corporate employee giving committees on the “Art of the Ask.” Her trainings are fun and psychologically based with practical reminders of what motivates us to give powerfully.
Currently, Jule serves on the international advisory board of RISE UP from Poverty, an organization that serves youth around the global with opportunities in social enterprise. She is a co-founder and board member of Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network which links professional advisors with non-profit leaders and exemplary philanthropists. She is pleased to lead a large Arts Committee of the Seattle Rainier Club, designing programs both inside and beyond the famous downtown business club. For many years Jule held leadership roles in Rotary, Toastmasters, World Affairs Council and the local RESULTS chapter.
She has a Master’s in Social Work Administration, and recently completed a Certificate in Sustainable Business through study at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (MBA program). She is one of the world’s select Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE), a distinction awarded by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Rebecca Rodgers-Kombol, Consultant
Rebecca Rodgers-Kombol has been involved in non-profit management and fundraising for over 30 years. Her experience with a variety of organizations from suburban D.C. to Chicago to the Puget Sound Area, ranges from director of development to executive director. Most recently she served as Director of Development with Kitsap Mental Health Services (15m annual budget).
Throughout her extensive career, Rebecca has demonstrated an ability to raise funds through organized events, capital campaigns and planned giving programs. Her work with boards and committees has resulted in successful launches of planned giving programs, a $60m comprehensive development campaign and fundraising events resulting in $26m raised in six weeks.
Her love of volunteerism began as a Peace Corps Volunteer and continued over the years as she served on a number of boards. Trained in alternative methods of dispute resolution, Rebecca helped birth and served on the board of directors for the Mediation Coalition in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her experience as staff with United Way led to service as a UW Loaned Executive in the Puget Sound Area. In 1998, through her affiliation with Women for International Peace and Arbitration, she was part of a delegation to China participating in a conference on young women’s issues.
Rebecca holds a degree in public administration from Mary Washington University and is a member of the National Committee on Planned Giving, Washington Planned Giving Association, Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Northwest Development Officers Association.