Sometimes you just have to look change straight in the face and say “yes”.
That’s what I’ve been doing over the last several weeks. I’ve gone back to the front lines and have taken a staff position as Development Director at Conservation Colorado. I start full-time in the new year.
I’m excited and a little nervous, but mostly inspired.
I want you to know that I’ll definitely still be a part of Front Range Source. The firm that Ann and I built means so much to me. I love what we do and we will continue doing it!
I’ll keep blogging and adding to our amazing treasure of free resources in our Toolbox, and Ann will lead the charge in consulting. Front Range Source is always going to be here for you.
But I have felt compelled over the last year to do something to contribute to the fight against climate change. Many of you know that I come from the environmental sector, having spent 15 years in fundraising at Greenpeace’s US Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
While I did some great fundraising work there, I have always been disappointed that the battle against climate change gained very little momentum during my time there or for the decade after.
But over the last year, I’ve really seen some amazing young activists tell the truth. Generations of us have allowed climate change to get pushed to the back burner. And now, teens and young adults that are my girls’ ages are going to have to bear this future burden.
I feel compelled to do what I can to help. Conservation Colorado is making real change right here where I live and beyond, and I am grateful to be part of it.
The organization has a fierce commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and I want to see just how these principles can be put to work within the tightly held tenets of fundraising efficiency, tenets that are not always so inclusive. It’s a trail blazing opportunity and I’m going to learn a lot, too.
No doubt you got into fundraising because you were inspired by the work, so I know you get it. You’ve always been our inspiration here at Front Range Source.
I’ll keep you updated on my journey right here in this blog, literally from the front lines. And I’ll need all the advice I can get. So please keep writing us with your thoughts and ideas. We always love to hear from you!