About Us

Frontier Consulting Services, LLC is owned and operated by people with extensive experience at the highest levels of management, fundraising, public relations, marketing, and planning in the nonprofit sector. This is the reason that we are best suited to assist you in your efforts to maximize the results of your nonprofit or philanthropic organization – we understand your goals, your limitations, and your overall situation.

Your needs are important to us because we realize hundreds if not thousands of others depend on your efforts, and we want to help! Our services span across fundraising, resource development, and organizational development, providing a myriad of different ways we can work with you to take your organization to the next level. From campaign readiness to market assessment to project management and everything in between, Frontier Consulting Services, LLC is equipped to assist your organization in any venture.

We are a dedicated group who is committed to what we do. Our primary goal is to accomplish your goals, and we will work with you in-depth to ensure the success of your project. We began our professional lives working in nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and now we want to pass on that experience and knowledge to you. We are supremely confident in our ability to provide a great service to your organization in a cost-effective manner, no matter what sort of assistance you need. We encourage you to check out our services as well as our clients – we believe our record speaks for itself.

Learn a little about the team at Frontier Consulting Services, LLC:

Managing Partner
Robert Yardley has more than 30 years of senior-level experience in the fields of management, fund raising, public relations, marketing and planning. Bob has gained valuable expertise in campaign management, feasibility studies, major gift training, board development, donor cultivation and solicitation strategies. Prior to establishing Frontier Consulting Services, LLC, Bob was a Senior Vice President and Mountain Regional Manager for The Alford Group, a national consulting firm. Clients included healthcare, institutions of higher education, and social service agencies.

Prior to joining The Alford Group, for 10 years he served as President and CEO for three foundations of Legacy Health System. His expertise is in major gift and planned gift strategy and solicitation, and has included: working with donors in securing substantial gifts at the six and seven figure levels, three years as Vice President for Advancement for Warner Pacific College, and for twelve years as Director of Development and Director of Planned Gifts with The Salvation Army.

Bob’s related volunteer experience includes serving as President for the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and serving as a board member of the National Board of Directors of AFP. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 1986, he has been a trainer for the CFRE survey course and has made many fundraising presentations to his professional colleagues and volunteers. Bob was elected and served on his local school board. During his tenure he was Chairman of the Board for two years.

His association affiliations include the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Bob holds a BA Degree from George Fox University in Human Resource Management.

Senior Associate
After graduation from college, Mr. Lutton spent ten years as the head football coach at two division III colleges (Rocky Mountain College and Bethel College). Also, during that time he served as an instructor in college development.

Mr. Lutton served as Finance Chairman for a Gubernatorial race and Fund Raising Consultant for several statewide political candidates, including two Governor races, and Attorney General campaign. Mr. Lutton served as Development Director of the Montana Nature Conservancy. His responsibilities included membership development, strategic partnerships, organizational positioning, and major donor development. He was also instrumental in organizing the Friends of Montana, a group consisting of high profile donors. This group included corporate leaders from companies such as CNN, Levi Strauss, Liz Claiborne, Qualcomm Inc., AMGEN, St. Louis Community Foundation, McKinsey Company, San Francisco Chronicle, ABC, Capital Research Group, Paramount, Turner Foundation, Time Warner International, Time Life Inc., McKnight Foundation, NBC, ARCO, ASARCO, among others.

Mr. Lutton was co-founder of the Cold Water Group, LLC that was established for eco development projects. The featured project was Baker Springs, Eco/Fly-Fishing Community, featured as an innovative model of conservation and compatible development. The project has been featured on ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings, Forbes, FYI Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Town and Country Magazine. Mr. Lutton has served as consultant for numerous organizations and projects.

Dudley holds a B.A.E. from Pacific Lutheran University, and a M.A.E. from the College of Saint Thomas.

Janet Yardley has more than 25 years experience in administrative and client service support prior to being a partner with Frontier Consulting Services, LLC., Janet spent 5 years with The Alford Group as a Client Service Associate supporting the Mountain Regional Office. Her duties included conducting client related research and assistance with client related studies, coordination of logistical support in client relationships, data analysis and tabulation, managing production of client materials, reports, agendas and presentations, and assisted in drafting proposals and contracts. Prior to working with The Alford Group, Janet held various administrative support positions. Janet has vast experience in working with nonprofit organizations, which she worked with for nearly 15 years. Janet also has experience in the legal, healthcare, long-term care, risk management, financial, and customer services fields.