Jen Teunon

Executive Director, Medina Foundation

Jennifer Teunon is the executive director for the Medina Foundation, a family foundation based in Seattle, Washington.  She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over twenty years.  Before becoming Medina’s executive director, Jennifer was a partner at Luma Consulting, a firm that specializes in helping nonprofit and philanthropic organizations with strategic planning, implementing new programs, and managing leadership transitions.  Jennifer has volunteered with the Washington Women’s Foundation, Thrive Washington, the Northwest Children’s Fund, United Way of King County, the Crisis Clinic, and Express Advantage, the charitable arm of Express Credit Union, King County’s first low-income credit union.

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Can General Operating Support Become the New Normal?

Posted on January 26, 2016 by Jen Teunon

If every funder only pays for a specific program or a specific line item, an organization becomes fragmented and unstable. Without general operating support, an organization doesn’t have the money for staffing, rent, technology, training, or even the phone bill. And, without a strong infrastructure, programs that improve our communities can’t happen. … Read More

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