Clients and Expertise

Three Notch’d Nonprofit Solutions is grounded in nearly 20 years of experience at diverse organizations—ones where staff supplied their own computers and others with $25 million operating budgets.


I have had the privilege of working with the following organizations:

“Ellen has worked with the board and staff of the Junior League of Denver since 2020. She possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, enabling her to offer creative ideas and innovative approaches to invigorate our fundraising efforts. I am continually impressed by the results she produces! I wholeheartedly recommend Ellen to other organizations needing professional assistance with fundraising and philanthropy.” 

–Karen Mayo, Finance and Operations Director, Junior League of Denver

Professional Experience

I have also honed my craft through positions at:

  • Children’s Museum of Memphis
  • Clyfford Still Museum
  • Colorado Art Education Association
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Denver Art Museum
  • Denver Museum Education Roundtable
  • National Building Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Virginia Discovery Museum


Whether I have been on the art museum floor with preschoolers or in a meeting with a program officer of a foundation, there are three essential pillars that have always driven my work:

  • Curiosity
  • Characters
  • Collaboration

These three C’s continue to sustain my work in programs, fundraising and communications. As a consultant, my hope is that my fresh perspective can take a load off of nonprofit staff who are likely stretched a little too thin. If you’re in need of project-based or just general support, I’d love to talk about how I can help.

Ellen is a thoughtful, detail oriented, and creative educator. In developing programs and curricula, Ellen listens to teachers, research, colleagues, students, and families to ensure that the content is relevant and inspiring. Ellen brings a well-rounded approach to her work—one that is collaborative, imaginative, effective and of high quality.

–Madalena Salazar, Executive Director, Working Classroom

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