service offerings
grassroots organizing | citizen stewardship | grantwriting | project management | program management | ebase (tm) and DonorPerfect (tm) system support and training | information technology support | legislative advocacy | board development | fundraising development | strategic planning | PA sound reinforcement | event support



Geoffrey D. Smith, MA
email | resume | curriculum vitae

| pro-bono | clients


Camille Armstrong
email | bio

employment | pro-bono | clients



Geoffrey D. Smith


"Let us partner with you!"

Camille Armstrong


Recent Client List

Anza-Borrego Foundation*
Borrego Springs, CA
Interim Development Director; Business process analysis; Systems integration

Friends of El Caballo Park*
Escondido, CA
Grant proposal writing

Desert Protective Council*
San Diego, CA
Fundraising development

Santa Rosa, CA
Public address system for Earth Day event

California Wild Heritage Campaign
San Diego, CA
Grassroots community organizing; Media outreach

Friends of the River
Sacramento, CA
Media outreach; Interpretive outing leadership

Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians
Rincon IR, CA
Visioning and community design

San Diego Conservation Resources Network
San Diego, CA
Web support

San Diego, CA
Water Policy Advocacy

San Diego River Park Foundation*
San Diego, CA
Grant proposal writing

Santa Rosa Rotary*
San Rosa, CA
Public Address System for 'Giro Bello' event

Staff Employment History

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
2009 - 2010
Communications Director
Responsible for all external communications, branding, marketing, media relations, outreach
(Dreamweaver, ebase, Photoshop, Drupal, facebook)

(The Utility Consumers' Action Network)

2008 - 2009
Water Conservation Policy Analyst
Water Conservation program and policy development for highly recognized consumer rights advocacy organization

The Escondido Creek Conservancy
2005 - 2007
Executive Director
Responsible for all aspects of organizational management and mission fulfillment; Consensus organizing; Social marketing; Government and media relations; Fundraising development; Office management; Volunteer recruitment and coordination; Capital Campaign management; Land use planning; Land acquisition and stewardship; Grant writing and funder relations.
(Dreamweaver, ebase, Microsoft Small Business Server: Terminal Services/, ISA/Exchange/Outlook Web Access, Yahoo! Groups)

Desert Protective Council
2003 - 2005
Imperial County Projects Manager 
Project planning; Financial
planning, Strategic
planning; Fundraising
Grantmaking support
(ebase, Microsoft Small
Business Server)


California Wild Heritage Campaign
2002 - 2004
Regional Grassroots Organizer
Grassroots community organizing in support of 2.5 million-acre federal wilderness campaign; Volunteer management; Media and government relations; Social marketing
(ebase, Dreamweaver, Yahoo! Groups)

USDA Forest Service
& San Diego Fire Recovery Network
2003 - 2005
Public Affairs Specialist &
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer coordination and strategic planning; Database design; Program design and evaluation
(ebase, Dreamweaver)

Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter
2000 - 2003
Conservation Program Coordinator
Overall program management for volunter-based environmental advocacy and education initiatives

Utility Consumers Action Network
1993 - 2005 off and on
'The ComputerSmith' IT Consultant
Information Technology support; local area network implementation; Microsoft Small Business Server deployment; User support and training; Nonprofit fundraising consulting
(DonorPerfect, MS Small Business Server, networking, MS Front Page)

Starkland Systems
1994 - 1995
Programmer and Fundraisng Development Consultant
Technical support, training, data conversion, customization and software development for DonorPerfect product; Nonprofit fundraising development consultation.
(DonorPerfect, FoxPro)

Pro-bono Service

The Desert Protective Council

San Diego Eco Network & listserve*
Founder and Coordinator

San Diego Fire Recovery Network & listserve*
Steering Committee Member and moderator

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, Citizens Advisory Committee & listserve
Immediate Past Chairperson (20 years)

Wilderness4All & listserve*
Founder and Coordinator

San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative
co-founder, communications support

* = current





A note
fundraising development

At Partners4Nature, we understand that money follows success. A well-run mission-focused organization with top-notch programs, services and outreach will naturally attract the attention of funders and major donors.

Let us help you to help yourself become the vital and successful mission-based organization that you deserve to be!

Fundraising Development
is everyone's job!

read why...


Recent Client List

Private Family*
Santa Rosa, CA
Natural Teaching; Early childhood education

California Wild Heritage Campaign
San Diego, CA
Grassroots community organizing

Friends of Rose Canyon
San Diego, CA
Natural teaching

San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative
San Diego, CA
Curriculum-based nature education design

Sierra Club
San Diego, CA
Conservation Outings program design

Staff Employment History

San Diego Audubon Society
2009 - 2010
Education Coordinator
Program management for Outdoor Explore after school program throughout San Diego County; Program management for San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative

California Wild Heritage Campaign
1998 - 2002
Regional Grassroots Organizer
Grassroots community organizing in support of 2.5 million-acre federal wilderness campaign; Volunteer management; Media and government relations; Social marketing

Sierra Club
1994 - 1997
One Club Campaign Manager
Developed program materials and implemented conservation outings program in chapters throughout the US

Valley Center Pauma Union School District
1979 - 2008
Elementary public school teacher
Leader in environmental education, bilingual education, and learning through the arts.

Pro-bono Service

San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative - co-founder, educational curriculum support

* = current



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