Anne PeytonThe metaphor of Yellow Brick Road is simple and profound. We all journey through life, clarifying values, strengthening skills, practicing to be our best in the world.   Anne is honored to travel with you: sharpening tools in your toolbox, expanding your thinking, stretching you beyond your comfort zone, helping you apply our professional body of knowledge, implementing best practices, coaching you to stand up to fear, to speak truth to power.

What do you need to do to achieve your mission, to deliver your promise to the world?

Work smarter, not harder, with tools and techniques to utilize your common sense and strengthen your organizational capacity to focus on customers and stakeholders, engage them in the outcomes they seek, raise sufficient money to accomplish your vision, and articulate how you achieve your promise to the world.  Anne integrates facilitation, training and experiential learning, large-scale graphics, organizational expertise, models of strategic planning, fundraising and development expertise to help you and your organization expand your vision, narrow your focus, appreciate and build on your strengths, prioritize what’s important, implement critical actions, and market your success.

She works with nonprofit boards on issues of policy making, governance and leadership, and strengthening fundraising expertise.  The partnership between the board chair and CEO/ED is the key leverage point in the organization’s ability to achieve its mission.

Anne provides a variety of facilitation services:  as-needed advice on planning a meeting to achieve specific results, how to make your agendas and meetings more productive, and full-service design and facilitation for one- and multi-day retreats. A ‘big picture’ retreat can open a strategic planning process with a ‘pop’ to energize and inspire staff, board, and stakeholders.

Anne Peyton, CPF CFRE has worked in and with nonprofits for more than thirty years: health care, community and human services, the arts, education (public and private, undergraduate and graduate levels), youth groups, conservation and the environment, cultural heritage/historical and preservation organizations, academic and public libraries, the equine industry, financial institutions, professional associations, membership organizations, experiential and adventure education, and Outward Bound. She is a Certified Professional Facilitator by the International Association of Facilitators and a Certified Fund Raising Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She holds a BA in Sociology, an MS in Library Science, and an MS in Organization and Management.  She has been a Wilderness First Responder and an EMT. She is trained and/or certified in the organizational tools she draws upon to coach you in transforming your work and organization:  Appreciative Inquiry, Future Search, Drucker, Balanced Scorecard, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and Total Quality Management systems and problem-solving tools.   She is adept at translating and using business-type tools into the nonprofit sector.

Anne serves on the board of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel and on the Upper Valley Land Trust. Former board service includes the Vermont Community Loan Fund and the Upper Valley Region of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.