Strategically-Focused, People-Centered Nonprofit Consultants

Rose City Philanthropy Jeri Alcock and Lara Miller nonprofit consultants

About Rose City Philanthropy

Rose City Philanthropy was founded by Jeri Alcock and Lara Miller. We have 40 years of combined experience consulting to and working in mission-driven institutions. 

We have provided services for national and regional foundations, coalitions, colleges, arts groups, and others. We maintain a network of consultants, grant writers, and data specialists that partner to bring you the optimal team for your project or campaign. 

Jeri Alcock

Partner & Senior Consultant

Jeri has worked in the nonprofit sector for twenty-eight years as a fundraising professional and consultant and earned her Certified Fundraising Executive credential in 2008 when she became a full-time consultant. She provides campaign planning and counsel for cities, special districts, and nonprofits across the Pacific Northwest. 

Jeri completed her undergraduate degree at Pacific University and her master’s degree at Portland State University.   She is a former board member of Forward Stride Center for Therapeutic Recreation and the Oregon Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals. 

Jeri is passionate about helping great causes to find their greatest champions. She is a certified facilitator in the 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team© and her favorite projects involve audacious goals and results-oriented teamwork. Jeri resides in Beaverton, Oregon, but her favorite place is on her paddleboard anywhere in the sun.

Jeri Alcock, Rose City Philanthropy, Partner and Senior Nonprofit Consultant
Lara Miller, Rose City Philanthropy, Partner and Nonprofit Consultant

Lara Miller

Partner & Consultant

Lara brings 12 years of multi-media marketing, ten years of brick-and-mortar business ownership, and ten years of fundraising experience to her consulting practice. She has led the fundraising efforts for arts and culture, environment, and social service nonprofits. 

Lara served as both chair and vice-chair of the PHAME board and is currently on the Pittock Mansion board. Lara is certified by the International Institute of Cultural Affairs in the Technology of Participation (ToP™) Facilitation Method and ToP™ Strategic Planning Method. Lara’s work brings diverse voices to the table and taps into collective wisdom resulting in lofty goals and systemic change. 

Cece Clitheroe

Consultant

Cece has deep knowledge and experience leading capital and program expansion campaigns for hospitals and schools.  As a leader in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years, she served as the Executive Director of a hospital foundation, working closely with the board of directors to successfully complete multiple capital projects. Her prior 25-year career in commercial banking gives her a strategic edge on capital projects that weave financing and fundraising to reach their campaign goals.

Throughout her career, Cece has served on many boards including Boys and Girls Club, Rotary Club, and a local wetlands reserve. She earned her Bachelor of Economics degree from UCLA and received certification from the Western Agricultural Credit School at Washington State University. She is an avid gardener and loves to cook and travel with her husband.

Cece Clitheroe, Rose City Philanthropy, nonprofit consultant
Jan Udlock, Rose City Philanthropy virtual assistant

Jan Udlock

Virtual Assistant

With over 10 years of experience as a VA, Jan specializes in managing CRMs including Active Campaign, MailChimp, and Kajabi for her clients.

She and her husband value education – especially for girls who may not have an opportunity so they regularly support City Impact and Africa New Life students. They also support Shear Love which provides free beauty school training to young women and men in Thailand who would otherwise work in the sex trafficking trade to support themselves and their families.

Living on a bit of acreage in the Pacific Northwest, she enjoys her 5 adult children and especially their spouses. She loves to have fresh-cut flowers all year long in the house and drinks coffee a little too often.

Alissa Beddow

Graphic Designer

Alissa is a multi-disciplinary designer who works with civic organizations to advance ideas, initiatives, products, and services. She has a background in Applied Linguistics and has worked in nonprofit communications and design for over 10 years. From page to pixel, she works collaboratively with project teams to solve problems and deliver products that are accessible, effective, and well-crafted. She enjoys helping teams materialize complex information and call attention to their good work.

Alissa Beddow, Rose City Philanthropy Graphic Designer
Charmaine Nawrocki and pit bull, Jesse, at the Humane Society of Cowlitz County.
Charmaine Nawrocki and pit bull, Jesse, at the Humane Society of Cowlitz County.

Lara and Jeri were both phenomenal in explaining steps and going above and beyond for our organization.

– Charmaine Nawrocki, Executive Director
Humane Society of Cowlitz County

Our Philosophy

We believe in the power of purpose.  When the right people come together around a shared passion great things happen.  We also believe in laughter because giving and receiving should be joyous. 

We enter at a strategic level and encourage bold, informed leadership because strong teams are best able to advance their missions.  We work with organizations whose missions we believe in because integrity is our driving value.

Rose City Philanthropy nonprofit consulting team in Portland, Oregon.