Building a Culture of Philanthropy
Ms. Carney has 29 years of service to the nonprofit and government sectors. Elaine specializes in philanthropy, facilitation, mediation and negotiation. Ms. Carney’s passion is developing and supporting a “Culture of Philanthropy” in the organizations that she serves. Her areas of expertise include capital campaign planning, management and implementation, the facilitation of collaborative processes, creation and implementation of strategic plans, in addition to volunteer training and coaching. Elaine’s experience as a consultant in the non-profit and conflict resolution fields and her previous work as an Instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School provide a strong foundation for her current work. Elaine is a graduate of St. Lawrence University where she studied Environmental Anthropology and African Studies and has completed graduate level courses at Antioch University and the Harvard Program on Negotiation.
Ms. Carney received her facilitation training from the Interaction Institute for Social Change in Cambridge, Massachusetts and her mediation training from The Settlement Center in Bozeman, Montana. In February 2014 Wyoming Governor Matt Mead appointed Ms. Carney to serve a second four-year term on the State of Wyoming Agriculture and Natural Resources Mediation Board. Elaine currently serves on the Board of Directors and as the Chair of the Development Committee of Western Resource Advocates, a conservation organization based in Boulder, Colorado.
In late 2012, Elaine served as a volunteer on the Trust for Public Land’s “Save the Hoback” Campaign where in 90 days they raised the $8.75 million needed to purchase Plains Exploration and Production’s (PXP) 58,000 acres of oil and gas leases and permanently protect the Hoback Basin in Wyoming. She served on the Board of Directors of the Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming from 2010 – 2012 where she led the efforts to raise $1 million in general operating funds annually. Elaine served as the Advisory Council Co-Chair of the National Outdoor Leadership School from 2007 – 2010 and participated as a general member of the council from 2003 to 2007. Ms. Carney is a dedicated conservationist, an avid skier, cyclist and tennis player who enjoys spending time in the mountains with her family and friends.