Expertise and Approach


Three Notch’d Nonprofit Solutions is grounded in nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit world. I have had my hands in various pots at diverse organizations—ones where staff supplied their own computers and others with $25 million operating budgets.

I specialize in working with these types of organizations:

  • Museums
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Membership-Based
  • Educational Service
  • Social Enterprise

My professional experience includes 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
  • Junior League of Denver
  • National Building Museum
  • RAFT Colorado
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Virginia Discovery Museum


The Three C’s of Three Notch’d

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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