Upper Valley Land Trust, Inc.
April 15, 2010
INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES: 30 years in senior management and strategic planning for this global marketing communications organization, with clients that included Coca-Cola, Gillette and Goodyear.
THE WISE ASSOCIATES: 16 years as president of this marketing consultancy, which helps any enterprise manage change strategically and efficiently through disciplined marketing communications. Non-profit clients include Archdiocese of New York (Catholic); Chambers of Commerce in Hanover, NH; Lebanon, NH; and Hartford VT; Lyme (NH) Historians; Great River Arts Institute (Bellows Fall, VT); Northern Stage (White River Junction, VT); Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
Often, clients expect the consultant to solve their problems. The UVLT Board of Trustees is committed to working hard, both internally and/or with an outside resource that may be required.
The UVLT leadership also listens to and analyzes ideas and opinions, whether they are in agreement or not, and factor these thoughts into consensus-built decisions, an action plan and subsequent programs and events. They iteratively work with various committees and resources in building their plan of action, rather than dictating what will be done!
If there is one 'constructive critique,' it would be for the organization to learn how to
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
(1 ) Having a conservation easement established for my own residential property; and (2) making the town of Lyme more aware of well-planned quality land conservation.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The new knowledge and insights I have gained about (1) the importance and value of land conservation in my life; and (2) how an enterprise - whether non-profit or not - can operate successfully in times of recessionary financial pressures.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Totally committed to the cause of land conservation with a focused passion to make things happen - fast!
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
(1) REACH more NH residents more often and more effectively to help educate; and (2) GUIDE them toward making informed land conservation decisions for themselves, their families and their communities.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & As a member of the Marketing and Development committees, I helped create a high profile (through marketing communication) among Upper Valley people committed to a balanced approach to planning the area's lifestyle - incorporating land conservation.