The Conservation Consulting Group (CCG) is a collective of highly experienced professionals who are passionate about land conservation and dedicated to building the capacity and advancing the mission of nonprofit environmental and conservation organizations throughout the United States. Specialties include strategic planning, organizational assessment and improvement, Board development, meeting facilitation, coaching and mentoring, training and education. We assist organizations with planning and developing initiatives that engage, invigorate, and mobilize stakeholders and constituencies. We offer assessments and specific recommendations based on best practices to empower staffs and Boards. We deliver so our clients can deliver – results second to none.
The CCG partners are David Allen and Nancy Moore. Peter McKeever, Associate, has been an attorney and practicing conservation professional for more than 24 years, including ten years as State Director of The Nature Conservancy – Wisconsin Chapter.
The genesis of the partnership was quite simple; we share a life-long commitment to the natural environment and land conservation and our complimentary backgrounds and spectrum of expertise enable us to add extraordinary value to the work of nonprofit organizations. Our collaboration has proven to lead to a stronger work process and product for our clients.
Just as significantly, as former Chief Executive and Development Officers, we’ve walked more than a mile in our clients’ shoes. We are empathetic to the challenges faced, sensitive to client realities, and cognizant of the need to use limited resources wisely – deploying, building, and re-directing capital and human assets as effectively and efficiently as possible. Donors and potential donors expect no less. Environmental and conservation organizations are not only the stewards of our earth’s health but stewards of the public trust.
Finally, we love what we do, and we think you will, too.
Nancy Moore is CCG’s Managing Principal. Nancy has been a consultant in the nonprofit sector for more than a decade, assisting dozens of organizations in the conduct of stakeholder research, analysis, and evaluation to improve programs, deliver services, and ultimately, execute mission. Nancy brings more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and management to her work as a consultant, including 11 years as an Executive Director. She has also previously served as a Senior Examiner for The Lincoln Foundation of Illinois, which assists organizations in all sectors in improving their practices. Her primary areas of expertise are strategic planning, process improvement, program development, and program evaluation, to which she applies a keen business acumen, strategic and tactical thinking, and strong marketing and communication skills. She sees herself as an educator, consultant, and coach. She also applies her passion for the natural environment, talents as a group leader and facilitator, and interest in other cultures as an international adventure travel expedition leader.
David Allen brings more than 30 years of experience in conservation fundraising and development, including 13 years for Nature Conservancy chapters in three states, and 9 years in senior management of Sand County Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a strategic thinker, problem solver, facilitator, educator, and program developer. David is a skilled teacher and presenter, particularly in major gift fundraising, and served as an internal consultant for The Nature Conservancy’s national fundraising program.
Peter McKeever has been an attorney and practicing conservation professional for more than 24 years, including 10 as State Director of The Nature Conservancy – Wisconsin Chapter. For nearly 15 years, Peter was an attorney with the law firm of Garvey McNeil & Associates, S.C., representing land trusts and landowners in land conservation transactions and representing individuals and organizations in land use issues. He works broadly as a land conservation consultant, assisting a variety of clients with land and water conservation and regulation issues. For more than 40 years, Peter has been an organizer, founder, board member, leader, manager, employee, advisor, and consultant to a wide range of nonprofit organizations in the environment, social, and human service arenas. He is the vice-chairman of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission and served three terms as an alderman in his community. He currently serves as the president of a volunteer-led, start-up non-profit organization with one part time staff person.