NIKKI RUSSELL, CVA, is a seasoned professional and leader in the fields of development and community engagement, delivering workshops regionally and nationally that promote the strategic advantage of effective engagement. She is currently the Director of Development and Community Engagement for the Olympic Peninsula YMCA.
Prior to the Olympic Peninsula YMCA, Nikki worked with United Good Neighbors as the Director of Development from 2014-2017 and with United Way of King County as the Volunteer Initiatives Manager from 2007-2014. At United Way of King County, she delivered the volunteer resources management training series, developed tailored trainings for local nonprofit organizations and was the lead trainer and consultant for the Volunteer Impact Program, a grant funded volunteer management capacity building program implemented locally for nonprofit organizations. Nikki has served as the Chair of Steering Committee of the Volunteer Administrator’s Network (VAN) Northwest; as VP of Marketing on the Board of the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) and served a 6 year-term on the Board of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA).