Connecting Strategic Vision with Smart Planning, Clear Messaging and Ecological Thinking
Philip Conkling and Associates bring an interconnected, ecological point of view to organizational development and project planning, helping organizations and businesses navigate the trade offs and long-term costs and benefits of their decision making within the environments in which they operate. These are the interests, experiences and skills we can apply to your business or non-profit challenges to working toward a sustainable future together.
Over 30 years ago, Philip Conkling started a non-profit organization to develop strategies for integrating community development and environmental goals. Today that is called “sustainable development,” but three decades ago no one knew what that phrase meant.
"In order to show what we meant by sustainable development, we told stories of people whose lives illustrate how natural resources can be carefully used to keep communities vibrant, initially through words and photographs. We launched communications platforms, including a newspaper and an annual magazine to showcase these stories. Along the way, we learned how to raise money to keep these enterprises going and expanded our work across the nation. Still later we connected with others on the internet and through social media and as a result have developed experience and successful partnerships we are eager to share.
– Philip Conkling
Finding focus on key goals and developing strategies helps chart a course for organizational growth.
Telling your organization’s story helps create a connection with your audience and delivers your message with a greater impact.
Research and information gathering helps an organization to make informed decisions for a sustainable future.
Development and Fundraising
Identifying key funding opportunities and partners is the foundation for crafting a successful fundraising strategy.
Good storytelling is vital to all organizations.
Explore these stories by Philip, previously published in Maine Magazine.