Don Elder

Senior Associate
Don Elder

With TREC since 2011, Don (he/him) provides training, coaching and consulting services on a variety of topics, including strategic planning, board and staff development, and fundraising. Don has worked with nonprofit conservation organizations for more than 30 years in a variety of volunteer, fundraising, program, and executive roles. Before moving to Portland, Oregon, where he resides today, he served as founding Executive Director of the Cahaba River Society, co-founder of the Alabama Rivers Alliance, and Development Director for The Nature Conservancy of Alabama. From 1996-2008 he served as Program Director and then President of River Network, an organization that provides organizational and technical assistance to river and watershed protection groups across the United States. In 2002, on the 30th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the Clean Water Network named Don one of its “Thirty Heroes for Thirty Years.” He enjoys backpacking, fly fishing, camping, jogging, and tennis. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with family and friends in the wild places that TREC and its allies are working to protect.

Don Elder
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