CENTER FOR NATURE AND LEADERSHIP

aka Center for Nature and Leadership   |   Manitou Springs, CO   |  www.natureleadership.org

Mission

To inspire visionary women with nature's wisdom to catalyze generative leadership and nurture personal wholeness. In so doing, the Center for Nature & Leadership will spark a new era of collective leadership that cultivates the interdependence of thriving ecosystems, human and natural.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Kimberly Slack

Main address

523 Crystal Hills Blvd.

Manitou Springs, CO 80829 USA

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EIN

41-2121340

NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Single Organization Support (J11)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Generative Council

The Generative Council is a nature-based, multigenerational community of generous, wise, and diverse women leaders.

The combination of other inspired women, supportive solitude, and time in nature offers the clarity you need to translate your personal insight into focused impact.

Armed with vibrant, new approaches to problem-solving and a deep network of women from a variety of economic sectors, you’ll show up as a heart-forward, generative leader to create inspired change in your life and the communities you work and live in.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve a network of women across the country and internationally of different professional, personal, cultural, and generational backgrounds.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Following feedback that individuals were fatigued by the pandemic and current events, we changed the timing and focus of our programming to address their needs. Specifically, we pushed back one offering to a later date and focused it on "Easing Back to Life".

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We recently created a survey to collect member feedback on communication, desired topics, and engagement platform to include in our visioning efforts that will shape our programs and services. We are a member serving organization so it is critical we understand the needs of our members so we can best serve them and amplify their impact in our communities.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

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CENTER FOR NATURE AND LEADERSHIP

Board of directors
as of 09/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Chris Schneider

Chris Schneider

Nancy Henjum

Debbie Sagen

Sagen LLC

Kelsey West

State Farm Insurancce

Brittin Witzenburg

Nina Hadley

Global Wildlife Conservation

Holly Braun

Northwest Natural

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/12/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/06/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.