TREC's 2013 Salary Report

The reports, availabe in both U.S. and Canada versions, are availabe for $199.

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If you are a Wilburforce grantee or participated in the 2013 Salary Survey, you may be eligible for a free or discounted report; call TREC at 505-986-8400 for details.

The Essential Marriage of Strategic Planning to Business Planning

This report, written by TREC’s Kim Gilliam and Megan Seibel, is a helpful tool in understanding why and how to link your business planning to strategic planning.

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Counting Your Chickens Before They Hatch: The Importance of Accurate Revenue Forecasting

TREC's fundraising report, by TREC Senior Associate, James (Kim) Gilliam, features tools to help accurately forecast annual revenue for your environmental nonprofit organization.

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Managing Transitions in Leadership

This Guide is based on more than 50 years of combined experience in helping conservation organization negotiate the subtlety of Executive Director transitions. It provides an overview of the entire process of shifting from one organizational leader to another in a way that is organized, logical, and as pain-free as possible.

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We carry out our mission through coaching, consulting and training services focused on leadership development, capacity-building and leveraging resources to organizations dedicated to habitat conservation and wilderness protection.

TREC is a social change organization. We are comprised of activists who serve activists in order to accelerate the protection of wildlife and wild lands throughout Western North America.


We focus on leaders. The outcome of TREC’s Strategic Leadership Program is client organizations with effective, strong, sustainable, long-term leadership in place at both the staff and board levels. TREC’s leadership programs are designed to promote more effective organizational cultures, to strengthen clients’ strategic position, and to generate more overall resiliency and capacity for impact amongst critical players in the conservation movement in the west.

We focus on organizations. TREC’s Organizational Effectiveness Program services look at the skills and building blocks of an organization and how these parts work together. We don’t just attempt short-term fixes where the organization is feeling pain, but instead work to daylight underlying issues. We treat the organization as a “whole system” through what we refer to as an organizational ecosystems approach. In this approach, we work to get all aspects of an organization --the program, the people and the money-- equally effective and resilient. We offer expert training, consulting and coaching on strategic and campaign planning (program), human resources and team building (people), and fundraising and financial management (money).

We focus on collaborations, campaigns and coalitions. In the current climate, governments are focused on economic woes and political posturing. Conservation is put on the back burner, or worse, totally overridden. The need for new strategies and tactics is more important than ever. Increasingly, organizations must reach out to partners within and outside the conservation movement. We help groups think more strategically so that they can be more effective campaigners.


Traditional training and consulting tends to be more episodic and focused on "presenting problems." Since the "presenting problem" may not be the core issue but a symptom of the issue, the training, coaching or consulting may not result in sustained organizational change or individual transformation. Furthermore, under traditional training and consulting, individuals receive services, and sometimes inspiration to be agents of change, but then have little chance at success because new learning is not experience and embraced by others in their organization.

Capacity-building outcomes have often been viewed as a well-attended workshop or dissemination of practical information on “best practices” on some aspect of organizational management – both valuable. However, TREC defines capacity-building outcomes in a larger and more holistic way. We take a systems approach, working at all levels – leaders, organizations, and campaigns or coalitions.

We are committed to seeing real, sustained change that results in tangible conservation outcomes. To that end, we focus our capacity building work on organizations that are positioned to have the greatest impact on conservation. We look for readiness in the leaders. We look for campaigns that are poised for impact.