Molly founded the Harper Consulting Group with an integrated approach to organizational and revenue development built through a lifetime dedicated to innovation and movement-building. Recognizing that the whole is affected by the quality of its parts, the Harper Consulting Group tailors business models and strategies to focus on the linkage of silos within an organization and work to unravel inefficiencies and gaps that strangle otherwise successful efforts.
This approach is grounded in Molly’s multi-faceted experience. From fundraising for political campaigns in rural communities to United States Senate campaigns to legislation and speech-writing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Molly thrives in developing strategies that motivate disparate groups of people toward specific action while building a base for ongoing support. She also works with a variety of business, nonprofits and social enterprise organizations building high-functioning teams and developing revenue and engagement programs from the ground-up. Excelling at dispelling fears around fundraising, sales and helping groups develop the skills for quality relationship-based engagement practices, Molly’s passion for this work is contagious.
Molly developed a deep understanding of entrepreneurship in starting new enterprises and fostering innovation in established companies through her work with private investors and private companies. Building agile yet strong business models is critical to revenue development but also in remaining relevant to an entity’s target audience. This experience also heightened her focus on creating tight financial and human resource systems that maximize impact and sustainable growth.
Molly applies her understanding of the systems and approaches that work well in each sector by building hybrid business models utilizing the best of both the nonprofit, public and private sectors. For example, building a earned revenue program into a nonprofit organization or a community support program into a private company.
The Harper Consulting Group is the embodiment of Molly’s diverse background and utilizes her expertise in the wide array of services offered. The team includes three other highly skilled consultants who bring an array of other skills and experiences to the table. Molly currently lives with her two puppies in beautiful Seattle, Washington.
Audra has extensive fund development experience in the nonprofit sector, building corporate, foundation and individual giving programs for grass roots and multi-million dollar organizations. Since 2006, she has worked in a variety of fundraising roles for Seattle community-based organizations focused on college access and education, homelessness and housing, and social justice advocacy. As the Development Director of College Access Now, she helped to grow the organization from a budget of $600,000 to over $2.6 million in the course of 3 years. Audra started consulting with Harper Haines Group in 2015, and enjoys working in partnership with organizations to build a strong fundraising strategy and provides support in grant planning and implementation, development assessment and planning, messaging, and major giving research and strategy. Audra brings passion and insight to her work with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) focused on Culture and Human Development from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Adrienne is an organizational and policy design strategist with 25 years’ experience promoting social change. Her forte is working with nonprofits to build their capacity, efficacy and long-term impact. Building on her considerable direct social service experience, she fosters solutions that respond to the human needs at the heart of effective organizations and public policy.
She began her career directing public health outreach programs in Appalachia. In Washington State, her introduction was facilitating regional forums and crafting a statewide plan to prevent child abuse; the state legislative advisory committee adopted this plan. As the Seattle director of the national MOST after-school initiative, she pioneered a collaborative, systems’-building approach that served over 4000 Seattle immigrant and refugee children and youth. She promoted MOST’s learnings to national policy makers and U.S. municipal leaders. Along with her community partners, she leveraged $10 million in public and private funding. Today, she provides strategic fund development and policy consultation to community development, municipal and statewide nonprofit organizations and social impact businesses. Adrienne completed her Master’s degree in Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and her Bachelor’s degree at Harvard College.
Ericka Sisolak is a nonprofit professional and strategic thinker committed to ensuring meaningful community impact with the Harper Consulting Group. Her breadth of knowledge, from over 10 years of leadership experience, includes a broad range of fundraising capabilities, health communications, community building, program development and evaluation, and strategic planning. She creates solutions using research, passion for storytelling, facilitation skills and ability to translate ideas into action.
With a Masters in Public Health and experiences at nonprofit, healthcare, health communications and governmental entities, her breadth of experience informs her strategic approach to problem solving. Ericka also enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys cooking, adventuring, enjoying live music and rooting on the Sounders.
Rahel started working with the Harper Haines Group in 2017 as the Project and Business Manager. She is a compassionate and highly motivated leader who thrives on creating and implementing scalable business solutions. Having earned Microsoft’s Gold Star award twice, Rahel excels on great achievement and partnership.
After having worked for more than 20 years for Microsoft and Amazon, she moved to the east coast to focus on growing small businesses. Being fluent in English, French, Danish, Swedish, Amharic as well as being a published artist, Rahel brings a unique, creative, multicultural approach to her work. She has more than 15 years of project management experience creating high performance solutions with a specialty in turn arounds and stabilizing and improving businesses. She has a demonstrated ability to lead change including new technology implementation, acquisitions, upsizing/downsizing and process improvement.
In 2007, Jenny relocated to Seattle with intent to use her degree in Theatre. Little did she know that such a degree would prepare her remarkably well for a career in non-profit fundraising and event management. While some get caught up in the big picture or bogged down in the details, Jenny’s education in stage directing has sharpened her innate ability to artfully care for every detail as informed by an overarching vision, the results of which produce the alignment necessary for a healthy and holistic relationship-based fundraising system.
Eager to share her enthusiasm, creatively tell stories and build meaningful relationships with others, Jenny thrives on donor cultivation strategy, developing meaningful stewardship methods and special event planning. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound, she increased the organization’s annual auction gala revenue by more than $125,000 within three years while significantly reducing event overhead. Furthermore, her knack for providing attention to detail and experience with data systems provides her with a solid foundation for tailoring best practices to suit the unique data tracking needs of development shops of all kinds.
Jenny wholeheartedly believes that worthy causes deserve worthy strategies through which long-term success becomes a culture of healthy relationships. She is thrilled to be a part of Harper Haines Group, which is changing the landscape of the non-profit sector by working alongside non-profits to develop tools they need to produce that success.