Siem Reap, Cambodia

Drawing on her expertise and her extended network, nonprofits that work with KLMayer receive the support and guidance they need to develop and reach goals, sustain current programs and launch new initiatives.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Jefferson and Clallam Counties

KLMayer facilitated the launch of Big Brothers, Big Sisters volunteer Leadership Council funded by an innovative grant from the National Council on Aging. Using executive coaching skills, Mayer guided the staff and council leaders in developing work plans to effectively integrate a core of professionals' age 55 and older. By leveraging internal resources, Big Brothers, Big Sisters developed partnerships and increased fund-raising.

Boiler Room
Dr. Mayer led this youth-run organization through an inclusive strategic planning process that resulted in a three-year road map designed to guide organizational capacity development with a focus on sustainability. Through strategic planning and goal setting, Kristina worked with the Boiler Room to refresh and refocus their mission. The planning sessions were accessible to the community through a series of open meetings held in the downtown Port Townsend coffeehouse location.

Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning in CA
KLMayer has provided executive coaching, fund development, and planning for organizational transitions in order to promote sustainability for this education nonprofit.

Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession
Kristina works with the Center as a grantmaker and provides grantwriting training for national board-certified teachers. Working with grantseekers, Kristina helps conceptualize projects turning ideas into fundable projects. In addition, she provides technical and relationship guidance to grantseekers.

In collaboration with a subcommittee of the board members, KLMayer planned and facilitated a full day retreat for 25 members of the board and staff at Centrum. The retreat was designed to reinvigorate board members and staff in the areas of ambassadorship and fundraising, which resulted in a strengthened commitment to several strategic plan goals and joined the board and staff members in strengthening fund development. The full-day retreat provided an important refocusing during a time of leadership in transition. For over three decades, Centrum has provided workshops in literary arts and music. Located in Fort Worden State Park, Centrum serves close to 27,000 people a year from across the globe with world-class teachers and programs.

Idaho Nonprofit Development Center (INDC)
In collaboration with INDC and Washington Mutual's Corporate Giving program, KLMayer trained and coached Idaho nonprofit leaders in sustainable fund development providing both grantwriting training, and technical and relationship guidance.

Jefferson County Historical Society

Mayer conducted a personnel audit and human resource assessment for the Jefferson County Historical Society matching employee skills and talents to positions in order to fine-tune and strengthen internal operations. She worked with the staff and the board to assess organizational capacity, ensuring that all members of the organization had the tools and support to perform at the highest level.

Key City Public Theatre
Through board development, strategic planning and fund development, KLMayer guided the Key City Public Theater in fundraising with a purpose in order to increase personal gifts and cultivate larger loyal donors. The project strengthened the theater's future vision and energized the annual campaign and overall programming.

Northwest Maritime Center
Kristina provided leadership training and coaching in organizational development to top executives of the newly formed Northwest Maritime Center. She also created new staffing patterns and mapped current and future programs.

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building provides hands on training in building and restoring wooden boats for students of all skill levels and backgrounds. KLMayer worked with the school in the areas of board development and fundraising trainings to build a dynamic infrastructure for resource development. This fully accredited school is a nonprofit educational resource located in Port Hadlock, Washington.

Partnership for Learning
The Partnership for Learning is the education arm of the Washington Business Roundtable. It provides strategic communications on education reform issues.

Port Townsend Library Collaborative
KL Mayer facilitated a dynamic partnership between the Port Townsend Public Library and the Port Townsend School Libraries. The three-phase project resulted in an inter-agency agreement between the City and the Schools outlining the commitment to all libraries utilizing a shared information system. The partnership facilitates a shared catalogue, jointly planned long-term management of the collections, leveraging of resources to foster creative programming, and allocation of time spent in the schools to the best advantage of students.

Swan School
KLMayer facilitated the first strategic-planning process in the Swan School's 25-year history in order to strengthen sustainability. Working closely with the staff, Mayer co-developed a framework based on private school accreditation standards.

Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park

Over a six-month period, KLMayer worked closely with the Dungeness River Audubon Center bringing her expertise in fund development, strategic planning, and financial organization to significantly strengthen the funding process, identify weak areas and develop comprehensive board trainings. She also worked with the River Center to revamp their accounting system and develop a new chart of accounts to increase transparency.

After conducting a thorough policy audit, Kristina identified the need for new policies and procedures and an overall strengthening of the funding process. Working with the board members, Kristina developed key messages to inspire donations, while restructuring the existing literature toward donor-centered language. Through board trainings, Kristina helped the River Center increase the effectiveness of communication with members and donors. The effectiveness of the trainings was seen immediately when the fundraising campaign reached and exceeded goals.

The Dungeness River Audubon Center provides an extensive educational program for children and adults. KLMayer evaluated and curated the current education programs. She facilitated the restructuring of poorly performing programs, eliminating unnecessary financial drains and identifying and supporting the most successful programs. The River Center offers specific curriculum focused classes for grades two through eight and provides internship programs in environmental studies for high school and college students. In addition, the Audubon Center holds adult education and community classes year round providing opportunities to study the local and migratory species that frequent the Dungeness River Valley.

Located at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim, WA, on the ancestral homeland of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the Dungeness River Audubon Center is a wildlife sanctuary and important habitat. Over 125 species of birds rely on the area for survival as well as four threatened species of fish, and it is the beginning and returning location for nine species of salmon.

The Dungeness River Audubon Center is a unique partnership between the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Center, the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and the National Audubon Society. With the launch of the annual campaign and Kristina's work to strengthen the funding process, the Dungeness River Audubon Center significantly increased recurring donations and the total donations for the year.

"Your guidance in evaluating our programs and setting goals and objectives for 2013 was invaluable. You showed us how to build on the River Center's strengths and mend its weaknesses."

~ Powell Jones, Director, Dungeness River Audubon Center

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