Consultants with expertise in Organization Development

MCHT does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this list, nor does it guarantee in any manner the quality of service provided by these individuals. If you provide consultant services and would like to be included on this list, contact Donna Bissett at .

First NameLast NamePositionOrganizationAddressCityStateZipBusiness PhoneEmailWebsiteNotes
James W.AbernathyConsultantJames W. Abernathy7 Melbourne AvenueSilver SpringMD20901(202) 257-8816Much experience working with conservation groups
DavidAllenDevelopment for Conservation608 West Dean AvenueMononaWI53716(608) 239-5006https://developmentforconservation.comSpecializes in land trust development audits, plans, training and coaching; frequent presenter at Rally
JudyAndersonCommunity ConsultantsPost Office Box 617KinderhookNY12106-0617(518) 758-7226Land Trust Alliance Learning Center "expert" specializing in community-based outreach, fundraising strategies, community lands, trails, and implementation; has worked with MCHT, DLWA, Kennebunk LT
William A.BayreutherGrant Writing ConsultantWilliam A. Bayreuther Grant Writing138 South RoadReadfieldME04355-3330(207) 242-6029 provides institutional funder prospect research, grant writing, project coordination, and interim staffing services to nonprofit organizations, state agencies, municipalities, and environmentally responsible businesses in the U.S and Europe. His writing and counsel have yielded more than $70 million in grants of up to $30 million from over 170 grant making programs. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Bill is the former Development Director of Downeast Lakes Land Trust and Grants Director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine and has consulted for more than a dozen Maine land trusts.
ElenaBrandtFounder and PrincipalBrandt Associates(207) 831-0357

https://brandtassociates.comFundraising, organizational and leadership development work; has worked for Mahoosuc Land Trust, Androscoggin Land Trust, Coastal Mountains Land Trust and many other environmental NGOs
KarenBuckConservation Impact501 S Cherry Street Ste 580DenverCO80246-1327(303) 223-4886Consulting services to help you become more focused, create stronger connections, and attract and allocate resources
DeborahBurwellPaddling the Rapids186 East Waldo RoadBelfastME04915-3317(207) 505-0872 planning, facilitation and leadership deveopment for staff and boards
CarolCarriuoloPaddling the Rapids12 Hammond RoadFalmouthME04105-1910(207) 504-7298 Coaching
Eileen M.ConlonConlon Consulting Group121 Horace Mills RoadWellsME04090Strategic planning and positioning, organizational behavior, worked with Tom's of Maine
Erica C.DuboisWriter, editorBangorME04401Close to a decade of professional experience in land conservation and stewardship, writing and editing, development, and community outreach. Can help with your organization's blog posts, newsletter articles, website content, donor appeal and recognition letters, and grant applications. Willing to ghost-write op-eds and letters to the editor, and to pitch story ideas to magazines. Erica’s work has been published in Maine Women Magazine, Maine the Way, several newspapers, and online. A short sample is available, here:
VirginiaFarleyLand Trust ConsultantSustainability Leaders Network30 Linden RoadHartlandVT05048-8104 consultant to non-profit conservation organizations conducting workshops, courses, and seminars on reflective conservation leadership, climate change, land conservation, and sense of place.
CraigFreshleyGood Group Decisions98 Maine StreetBrunswickME04011(207) 729-5607 facilitation, dynamic talks and collaboration expertise
to help your group be more productive. Has worked Midcoast Conservancy, Mahoosuc Land Trust, Alan Stearns, now with Royal River Conservation Trust, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Downeast Lakes Land Trust, and Androscoggin Land Trust.
KellyFrostFrost Advancement Advisors, Inc.68 Maine AvenuePortlandME04103-3824(207) 991-1932 in strategic planning; development program and capital campaign management; major gift solicitation; board and volunteer recruitment, training and stewardship; has worked with Kennebec LT, KELT, 7 Lakes Alliance
BruceJacobsonBruce Jacobson FACILITATION+PLANNINGPost Office Box 100Seal CoveME04674(617) 263-2233https://brucejacobson.comCertified professional facilitator (CPF). Helps organizations articulate what's fundamentally important within the framework of their mission and guide them towards the results they desire through strategic thinking. Services might be rendered during a day-long session, or over the course of several months.
Dawn E.KiddDawn Kidd92 Isle of Springs RoadBoothbayME04537-4039(207) 633-5660Board development, organizational structure, management systems, public outreach and land protection projects; AYO-trained
MelissaLevyCommunity Roots, LLCHinesburgVT(802) 318-1720 in rural community and economic development consulting. Melissa Levy is a trainer, coach, workshop facilitator, and presenter serving all of New England.
DuncanMcGovernNonprofit Technology ConsultingPedal LucidPortlandME04013https://www.pedallucid.comPedal Lucid helps nonprofits use CRM data to engage supporters more effectively, with a particular focus on organizations working in the environmental conservation and outdoor recreation sectors. Duncan previously organized the Portland nonprofit Salesforce user group, and has worked with nonprofit land-use/trust organizations including the Maine Island Trail Association, Portland Trails, Idaho Conservation League, and Heart of the Rockies Initiative.
NancyMooreThe Conservation Consulting Group(847) 644-1026 research, analysis and evaluation to improve programs, deliver services and ultimately execute mission; more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and management; international adventure travel expedition leader
DanaMorris-JonesOrganizational ConsultantThe Delphi Group4 Carter Brook DriveScarboroughME04074-7124(207) 883-2333 planning, leading and managing organizational change, management & executive coaching, workteam effectiveness, collaborative processes & conflict resolution; has worked with Mahoosuc Land Trust, Appalachian Trail Conservancy and other environmental nonprofits
AndyRobinsonAndy Robinson Consulting LLCPO Box 350PlainfieldVT5667(802) 479-7365; years of experience working with nonprofits as a fundraiser, facilitator, trainer, consultant and community organizer. Specializes in the needs of organizations working for human rights, social justice, artistic expression, environment and community development.
Libby K.RustThe Rust Communications GroupPO Box 1227York HarborME03911-1227(207) 363-3808The Rust Communications Group, founded in 1998, brings to each client a track-record in taking an organization’s development efforts to a new level whether that meant growing the annual giving, initiating a planned giving effort, or executing and launching a capital campaign. I am a seasoned professional with proven leadership skills in non-profit management including: Strategic Capacity-Building Planning, Organizational Analysis and Program Design, Public Policy Strategies, Organizational Leadership/External Relationship development; Annual Giving Planning and Execution including Planed Giving and Grant writing strategies, Development Audits and Assessments, Capital/Endowment Campaign Feasibility Studies, Capital and Endowment Campaign Planning and Execution, Board Governance strategies and Building External Relationships by engaging donors, stakeholders and community leaders. My experience includes: land trusts, human services, healthcare-both home care and major medical centers, national health care organizations, private independent schools, technical/community colleges, summer theaters, museums, United Ways and foundation funded public policy task forces.
Jo D.SaffeirConsultantJo D. Saffeir Consulting67 Leighton RoadPownalME04069(207) 400-4810Areas of expertise include agriculture and food systems, state and federal natural resource policy, sustainable forestry, land conservation, and natural climate solutions. Jo D. provides a range of services including technical facilitation, strategic planning, academic research, administration of public and private sources of conservation funding, editing, and fundraising strategy development. Past clients include Maine Farmland Trust, Forest Society of Maine, Midcoast Conservancy,
The Conservation Fund,
Woodie Wheaton Land Trust,
Land for Maine’s Future Program, and more.
TonyScucciIndependent ConsultantTony Scucci, MSW15 Belfield StreetPortlandME04103-2446(207) 775-2279Senior governance associate at BoardSource; specializes in board development, executive coaching, executive transitions, managing change, team-building, board/staff relations, and strategic planning
John K.ShorbOrganizational ConsultantThe Delphi Group4 Carter Brook DriveScarboroughME04074-7124(207) 883-2333 planning, leading and managing organizational change, management & executive coaching, workteam effectiveness, collaborative processes & conflict resolution; has worked with Mahoosuc Land Trust, Appalachian Trail Conservancy and other environmental nonprofits
GarySternStern Consulting International65 Revere StreetPortlandME04103-4009(612) 600-9609Strategic planning, strategic communications, executive transition. Has worked with Kennebec Estuary LT, MCHT, Mahoosuc LT, Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Downeast Salmon Federation
JeffWahlstromPresidentStarboard Leadership Consulting, LLC84 Harlow StreetBangorME04401-4947(207) 992-4400 Planning, Board Governance, Leadership and Team Development, Succession Planning
KathrynPalano PT, DPT, MPHClinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical TherapyPalano-Nelson ConsultingKatie support Park & Recreation Departments and Land Trusts in becoming more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities and offers accessible and inclusive recreation staff training. She is happy to discuss other ways to support your organization as well.
NancyWilliamsPrincipal8 Park PlaceWatervilleME04901(207) 716-6595Has served as Executive Director of conservation land trusts in Massachusetts, New York and Maine. Wide range of hands-on experience in land planning, executive functions, land acquisition, landowner outreach, website development, input of donor information into development software, grant writing, GIS map development, fundraising, newsletter writing and production, trail development, and creative problem solving. Also loves to design and develop gardens and outdoor spaces for passive enjoyment of the natural world. Retired and looking for part-time or consultant work.