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We believe…
Purpose drives strategies, strategies drive impact, and impact drives the change we hope to see in the world.

Strategic Impact, SPC

We are proud to be a Social Purpose Corporation

Social Purpose Corporations are a hybrid between for-profit and non-profit corporations. In many ways SPC’s function like an LLC, but we are also proud to have as part of our purpose the objective to benefit society in meaningful ways – not merely to make a profit. Here is how Washington State defines it: A state-registered SPC operates its business “in a manner intended to promote positive short-term or long-term effects of, or minimize adverse short-term or long-term effects of, the corporation’s activities upon any or all of (1) the corporation’s employees, suppliers or customers; (2) the local, state, national or world community; or (3) the environment.”

Jon Botten Bio

In Jon’s 25 years working as a nonprofit CEO and consultant, he has been fortunate to partner with entrepreneurial and innovative boards, and bold and effective nonprofit leaders, to design and implement a variety of large scale initiatives, including: organizational assessments and strategic planning; branding-building and philanthropy campaigns; construction projects; profit-making social enterprises; a management services organization; and many Continuous Quality Improvement, workforce development, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives. The one word that has been used to describe him more than any other is transformational”.  As one board member said, “if you are looking for a game-changing consultant, who possesses the attitude, aptitude, and abilities to help your team and organization succeed – you will be hard pressed to find a better option than Jon Botten.”

Through his work, Jon has developed highly effective methods for discovering and implementing catalytic strategies that transform organizations and maximize impact in pursuit of bold visions. His strategies have resulted in organizational budgets growing ten-fold and exponential increases in the number of children and families served. Jon has codified his strategy, planning, and organizational development process into a Strategic Impact Model designed to help other organizations transform, scale, and maximize their impact.

Jon has been an avid student of board governance for his entire career. He has seen first-hand the devastation that board governance challenges can cause, as well as the extraordinary value of effective governance. Jon has drawn from his formal training and real-world experience to develop a highly adaptable Dynamic Governance Model that removes ambiguity and enables both boards and CEOs to excel in their respective roles and responsibilities.

Perhaps what Jon is best known for, however, is purpose-driven mergers and alliances. As a CEO, Jon formed dozens of high-impact multi-sector partnerships and executed six mergers. Jon’s ability to create mutually beneficial partnerships and utilize mergers as a strategy for creating much stronger organizations with greater impact has been a significant contributor to the success of the organizations he has led and those with whom he has consulted.

Although much of Jon’s leisure time is spent reading spell-binding books on strategy, organizational development, and board governance, he loves spending time with his adult children and three grandkids, as well as hiking, traveling to new places, discovering good food and drinks, weight training, and van camping.

Values & Attributes


  • We > I
  • We insist on win-win and find ways to make 1 + 1 = 3
  • We break down silos and nurture a cohesive and collaborative environment


  • We are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo
  • We identify solutions and share ownership for the change we hope to see
  • We acknowledge we are part of an ecosystem that our decisions and actions can positively or negatively impact


  • Partnerships are forged by trust, which is built through relationships
  • We learn from all to build for all
  • All people deserve to be seen, heard, valued, and empowered to succeed


  • We act as fiduciaries making all recommendations based on what we believe best serves purpose, ecosystem, and community
  • We are willing to have hard conversations to generate the solutions that advance purpose and increase impact
  • We seek to find the 20% of strategies and activities that will drive 80% of the results

Commitment to Anti-Racism
and Social Justice

We believe that centuries of racism, classism, and oppression are the result of intentional and systemic choices designed to advantage some and disadvantage others. Many of the organizations and communities that we serve are disproportionately and negatively impacted by these injustices. Addressing this will require comprehensive systemic solutions born out of multi-sector partnerships that are led by those most impacted.


  • Seek out and welcome opportunities to partner with people and organizations to design innovative solutions that disrupt patterns of harm.
  • Acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals by embracing cultural differences.
  • Maintain cultural humility, being aware of and curious about other cultures, values, and belief systems.
  • Own our work. We listen and learn from those most impacted, but we do not lean on them to teach us.
  • Believe actions speak louder than words.