* Twentyfive years of experience in the nonprofit sector as volunteer, consultant and staff person

* Training, facilitation and coaching services provided to dozens of nonprofits since 1996

* Training at

o San Francisco’s Public Media Center
o The Indiana University Center on Philanthropy
o The Wilderness Society’s development department (Washington, DC)
o Leader to Leader Institute (formerly The Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management)
o Institute for Conservation Leadership (Tacoma Park, MD)
o Training Resources for the Environmental Community (Santa Fe, NM)
o Confluence Center for Mediation and Training (Portland, OR)
o Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Organization & Systems Development Center
o Byron Katie’s The School for The Work

* Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology from University of Utah

Background Sketch

Amy O’Connor, President of Integrated Development Consulting, came to the nonprofit world with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from the University of Utah. For eight years (1988-1996), she served as Membership Director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. During this time, the membership grew from 1,000 to over 20,000, while Amy worked on membership recruitment, retention and upgrade. For six years of her tenure at Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Amy was the publisher and managing editor of the organization’s newsletter and other outreach materials. Amy has also served in the staff roles of Development Director at Four Corners School of Outdoor Education and Executive Director of Native Future.

In 1997, Amy began full time work for Integrated Development Consulting, Inc., which she established. Her goal is to help build the financial and organizational stability of nonprofits by improving and integrating three important areas of organizational development: planning, membership and board development, and communication. She accomplishes her goal through training, facilitation and coaching. Her areas of expertise include comprehensive development planning, strategic planning, major donor stewardship, board development, membership recruitment and cultivation, and communication.

When time permits, Amy and her husband block up weeks of vacation time to backpack and kayak. Some of their greatest wilderness adventures have taken them backpacking along the rim of the high plateaus from Capitol Reef National Park to Zion National Park; kayaking down the spring runoff of Utah’s Dirty Devil and Muddy Creek; seakayaking along the Gulf of Alaska from Whittier to Homer; seakayaking in Baja, Mexico, and the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia; and exploring the far reaches of Panama’s Darien jungle and its native cultures.

Amy O’Connor

Integrated Development Consulting
1115 W Mead Ave
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104


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