About Sound Nonprofits


Sound Nonprofits is a woman-owned and operated business
boasting 40+ years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Owner Liz
Heath is a consultant that provides guidance for nonprofit organizations
seeking improvement in their ability to lead and manage. 

Primary services include: interim executive leadership, organizational assessment,
long-term/strategic planning, executive search, governance assessment and
training, retreat facilitation and event management. Have served as Interim
Executive Director for multiple nonprofits conducted searches for
small/mid-size organizations.

Meet Liz Heath

Liz Heath has been active in the nonprofit sector for 40+ years. Her work is grounded in the knowledge that any community is healthier and stronger when its nonprofit organizations are well led and well managed.

Liz was the Founder and Executive Director of The Nonprofit Center for twelve years where she also served as its Principal Consultant. She is an experienced consultant, interim executive director, retreat facilitator, trainer, and speaker with a special emphasis on nonprofit governance. She has served as adjunct faculty member in nonprofit management at the University of Oregon and as an instructor at the University of Washington Tacoma in the Fund Raising Certificate Program. She is a frequent presenter at local, statewide, and regional conferences.

Heath is a certified facilitator for the Core Capacities Assessment Tool and
an active member of the Executive Transition and Leadership Continuity Affinity
Group sponsored by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

For eight years Heath wrote a regular column on nonprofit issues for The
News Tribune (Tacoma, WA). In 2008 she was Host and Producer of “Reaching Out,” a community television program featuring area nonprofit organizations. She is author of “Nonprofit Governance – a look at nonprofit boards in the South Puget
Sound region,” published in the Spring 2003 edition of the Crossroads Journal,
University of Washington Tacoma. Heath was a founding member of Washington
Nonprofits (the state association), the University of Washington Tacoma
Citizens’ Advisory Committee and City Club of Tacoma.

She currently is a member of the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association, the
Pierce County Human Services Coalition (Executive Committee member), and
Washington Nonprofits. She chairs the board of the Nonprofit Leaders Conference
and is past President of the Tacoma Estate Planning Council. She was a
gubernatorial appointee to the Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for
Elected Officials where she served for four years. She holds a BA in English
Literature from Lawrence University of Appleton, Wisconsin.

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