Ted Lord has been integral to the growth of The Giving Practice, the consulting arm of Philanthropy Northwest, since its founding, and has supported nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in their work and planning efforts from a number of differing vantage points. He has served as the Executive Director of Humanities Washington from 2006 to 2008 and the Pride Foundation from 1992 through 2000. He has also served as interim Executive Director for the Masters in Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University, Camp Fire USA, Hedgebrook, and DAWN.
Ted’s recent service on community boards includes 501 Commons, United Way of King County, and the Alliance for Nonprofits. Ted hold a BA from Trinity College and an MA from the University of Washington, and is also a practicing poet whose work appears in more than forty literary magazines.
In Ted’s Words: Why did you decide to serve as a judge for SVP Fast Pitch?
One of the highlights of working in philanthropy is the opportunity to sit down and deliberate with others on grant making panels and giving circles. A shared goal of the making the best community investments brings passion and acumen into any room, and provides a window into the often radically differing ways others can interpret the same set of particulars in their search for common ground and the uncommon good.