Consultants Resource Bank

Lizann Peyton

Peyton
46 River Road
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (802) 738-3544

Lizann is an organization development consultant working with nonprofit boards and community groups on strategic planning, board development, organizational assessment and capacity-building, workshops, retreat facilitation, leadership coaching, staff development, founder and executive transitions, strakeholder engagement processes, community needs assessment, fundraising strategies for small organizations, and peer learning circles for nonprofit directors and philanthropic funders.  My clients include groups in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Washington DC. 

Prior work included 15 years in public policy and state and national coalition in the areas of health and human services, including time on the staff of U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits (R-NY).  I have also served on and chaired numerous nonprofit boards (including their executive, governance, and fundraising committees), and volunteer my leadership with GoodWeave International, a human rights organization using market-based strategies to end child labor in the overseas carpet industry.

I hold a Masters in Organization and Management from Antioch University New England, specializing in organization development and change, team-building, systems thinking, and facilitation.  I am a nationally certified Core Capacity Assessment facilitator for the TCC Group in New York; former curriculum advisor to Benchmarks for Better Vermont (a federally-funded, statewide capacity-building initiative for nonprofits in Vermont); and former adjunct faculty at Marlboro College Graduate School and Antioch University New England. 

Specialties: Board Governance/Development, Executive Transition, Executive - Succession/Transition Planning, Fundraising/Fund Development, HR - Executive Coaching, Organizational Planning/Development, Organizational Planning - Mission & Vision Planning, Organizational Planning - Organizational Assessment

References

High 5 Adventure Learning
Jim Grout - Executive Director
130 Austine Drive
Brattleboro , VT 05301
802-254-8718

Since 2012 I have assisted High 5, a leadership development program covering all of the Northeast, has engaged me since 2012 to work collaboratively in developing and renewing, a strategic plan, followed by a business plan, capital campaign plan, leadership coaching, organizational growth coaching, grant writing, donor development, and program evaluation as High 5’s youth leadership program is now being used across the entire Keene, NH school system.  (see www.high5adventure.org and www.edgeofleadership.org

Kendal at Hanover
Becky Smith - Executive Director
80 Lyme Road
Hanover , NH 03755
603-643-8900

For over 10 years I have assisted Kendal at Hanover with strategic planning and facilitation, beginning with a process of engaging 250 stakeholders to chartidirection for this active retirement community's growth and its preparation for a generation of baby-booomers nearing retirement.  Kendal continues to engage my services to facilitate mission and vision work, a renewal of the strategic plan, board retreats, and to support the implementation of evolving goals that meet the ever-changing needs and opportunities to support successful aging in a vibrant  environment where older adults continue to shape their lives.

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