Chris Longston

Longston, Chris

Job Title: Partner
Company: Altruist Partners
Industry: Non-Profit Consulting
Mentor Since: Fall 2009
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students, Graduate Students

Job Description

Chris is a partner at Altruist Partners, where he works directly with non-profit organizations, including board and staff, to guide them through a process of setting aspirational goals and building business plans to achieve those goals.

Company Description

Altruist Partners helps good non profits become great.  We offer a suite of integrated planning-and-execution services that dramatically accelerate organizational performance, revenue and impact. Our services include:

Business Planning
Program Strategy
Financial Forecasting
Infrastructure guidance
Staff & Board Training

Employment History

Chris spent 27 years at PACCAR in a variety of executive positions in the US and Europe.  He was responsible for developing IT strategies to support business initiatives in sales, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, materials management, finance and after-market support. In 2013, Chris joined Altruist Partners to pursue his passion of working with non-profits to help them magnify the impact of their work.


MBA - Seattle University
BS - Washington State University

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I enjoy helping students leverage their Seattle U. degree and plan for their next career steps. Topics I've covered in past years include resume writing/reviews, interviewing, networking, job searches, setting up informational interviews, and tours of various PACCAR facilities. My style in informal and interactive. I expect students to bring their ideas of what they want to accomplish, be proactive in scheduling meetings, and be engaged in the discussion.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Flexible - I work and live in Seattle