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FIFE provides guidance as a temporary or ongoing coach one-on-one or in groups for executives and other leaders.

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Nonprofits use FIFE as a facilitator of board retreats, assessment and development projects.

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FIFE specializes in strategic planning and policy development for public agencies and nonprofits.


FIFE has tools to evaluate external outcomes or assess internal capacity for programs and organizations.


about us

FIFE is a small consulting firm in Seattle that specializes in cultural policy and nonprofit organizational development. Now offering structured board development services through RE-BOARD and currently publishing the COVID-19 HANDBOOK FOR THE CREATIVE SECTOR. Otherwise, FIFE provides a broad range of services in leadership development, planning, policy and community relations for nonprofits, government agencies and small businesses in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the country.

andy fife, owner & principal

Andy Fife is a consultant, coach, speaker and writer in nonprofit strategy and cultural policy. He has been building programs and organizations from scratch for 25 years, and he has helped hundreds of organizations and leaders focus, advance and transform. With an artistic background, an entrepreneurial nature and a catalogue of self-developed technical skills in leadership, management, finance and governance, Andy is committed to helping communities and groups to build equitable, relevant and lasting visions for their own practices or institutions.


  • City of Anchorage (Anchorage, AK)
  • Alaska State Council on the Arts (Anchorage, AK)
  • Anchor Arts Space (Anacortes, WA)
  • Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (Anchorage, AK)
  • Art/Not Terminal Gallery (Seattle, WA)
  • Art Walk Consortium (Seattle, WA)
  • Asian Plaza Redevelopment Project (Seattle, WA)
  • Austin Creative Alliance (Austin, TX)
  • Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra (Bellevue, WA)
  • Big Medium (Austin, TX)
  • Blue Earth Alliance (Seattle, WA)
  • Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce (Seattle, WA)
  • Circus Contraption (Seattle, WA)
  • City Arts Magazine (Seattle, WA)
  • DASH Center for the Arts (Tacoma, WA)
  • Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (Seattle, WA)
  • Friends of the Waterfront (Seattle, WA)
  • Gallery 101 (Seattle, WA)
  • The Grand Cinema (Tacoma, WA)
  • Helicon Collaborative (San Francisco, CA)
  • Hilltop Artists (Tacoma, WA)
  • Icicle Arts (Leavenworth, WA)
  • Icicle Creek Center for the Arts (Leavenworth, WA)
  • King County Creative (Seattle, WA)
  • Leadership Tomorrow (Seattle, WA)
  • The Nature Consortium (Seattle, WA)
  • New Century Theatre Company (Seattle, WA)
  • Northwest African American Museum (Seattle, WA)
  • Northwest Film Forum (Seattle, WA)
  • Out North (Anchorage, AK)
  • Paul G Allen Family Foundation (Seattle, WA)
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle, WA)
  • Pyramid Communications (Seattle, WA)
  • quiet (Seattle, WA)
  • Rain City Rock Camp for Girls (Seattle, WA)
  • ROCKiT Community Arts Space (Seattle, WA)
  • The Satori Group (Seattle, WA)
  • Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
  • Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Seattle Arts Commission
  • Seattle Center for Book Arts
  • Seattle Erotic Arts Festival
  • Seattle Music Commission
  • Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
  • Seattle Office of Economic Development
  • Seattle Office of Film & Music
  • Seattle Office of the Waterfront
  • Seattle Public Theatre
  • Second Story Repertory Theatre (Redmond, WA)
  • Shout Your Abortion (Seattle, WA)
  • The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
  • The Space Needle (Seattle, WA)
  • Tacoma Arts Commission (Tacoma, WA)
  • Teen Tix (Seattle, WA)
  • Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle, WA)
  • Twilight Artist Collective (Seattle, WA)
  • The Vera Project (Seattle, WA)
  • The Washington Bus (Seattle, WA)
  • Washington State Arts Commission (Olympia, WA)
  • Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (Seattle, WA)