Anne PeytonThe metaphor of the Yellow Brick Road™ is simple and profound. We journey through life, clarifying values, strengthening skills, practicing to be our best in the world.   Anne is honored to travel with you to sharpen the tools in your toolbox, expand your thinking, stretch you beyond your comfort zone, help you apply our professional body of knowledge, implement best practices, coach 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 mission and 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 retired 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 retired Certified Professional Facilitator by the International Association of Facilitators and a retired 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:  Technology of Participation (ToP), Appreciative Inquiry, Future Search, Drucker, Balanced Scorecard, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and an Interrelationship Digraph from the quality management movement.

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

Yellow Brick Road™, PO Box 300, South Strafford, VT 05070 USA
802 765-4743 office •  • Anne@YellowBrickRoadConsulting.com