People For Puget Sound
People For Puget Sound's mission is to protect and restore Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits ‐‐ our living waters, the land and our common future. Through educational programs, key partnerships and restoration projects, People for Puget Sound has accomplished exciting environmental wins -- protection of a full mile of unspoiled Maury Island shoreline, protection of 60,000 acres of marine habitat near Protection and Whidbey Islands in two aquatic reserves, protection of 1,200 miles of Puget Sound shoreline and restoration of 48 miles of shoreline. SVP has funded People For Puget Sound since 2008.
Total Giving: $225,000
Relationship Highlight: "I just want to say how important the SVP relationship has been ... It’s probably one of the key reasons that our whole transition process is coming to a really great point today, and I can see all of the ways our organization is stronger than 3 years ago. I’ll give you guys the credit for that because I think that you really help set a key point in our development." -- Kathy Fletcher, Founding Executive Director
Strengthening People For Puget Sound: Sample Capacity Building Projects
In partnership with SVP volunteers and paid consultants, People For Puget Sound tackles projects like:
- Human Resources: Partner Christine Martin as a paid consultant helped assess current organizational structure and provide recommendations on implementation in advance of ED transition.
- Strategic Planning: Partner Julie Edsforth provided succession planning guidance and support to the board as they transition Executive Directors.
- Marketing & Communications: Partners Meredith Shank and Melissa Ganus performed member/stakeholder market research.
- Board Development & Governance: SVP covered the costs of a board retreat and individual board membership participation in peer learning groups.
More about People For Puget Sound...
As you may have heard, SVP Investee People for Puget Sound has closed their doors. However, while the entity itself may be ending, their work will live on. They have transferred their policy, advocacy and education programs to the Washington Environmental Council and their restoration programs to Earth Corps.
In honor of Earth Week 2012, we've asked two of our Environmental Investees to share ways of spreading the celebration of our planet with friends and family. People for Puget Sound starts off the list in this post. Happy Earth Week!
Have you ever tried to pick a restaurant with 10 friends? Juggling gluten intolerance, veganism, the localvore ... kinda crazy-making, right? Now imagine you’ve got 25 friends, and you’re not debating menus. You’re trying to decide which environmental issues you’ll fight for this year. And you only get three.
Dick Wood’s grandkids are 6th generation Puget Sound. He has fished his whole life and experienced the Sound's decline first hand. He stands for clean water. How is SVP connected?