Introduce and explore means of developing and sustaining revenue and programs that meet the community’s needs and the center’s mission. Understand the value of business models; provide examples of “finding abundance” to help the business planning process; learn about tools that can help with the process, including business planning, fundraising pipeline, Matrix Map, manager engagement, and budget process (Leinbach, Urban Ecology, Chapter 11).
Executive Director, Urban Ecology Center
Ken Leinbach is a nationally recognized science educator and leader in community-based environmental education. He has had fun facilitating the grassroots effort to create and grow the Urban Ecology Center. Ken is a certified high school teacher and has over 30 years of experience teaching ... Read More
Senior Director of Education and Strategic Planning, Urban Ecology Center
Beth Fetterley Heller graduated from Lawrence University with a B.A. degree in Biology and Education. Beth earned her Masters of Business Administration from University Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2005. She is a graduate fellow of the Academy for Systems Change, a ... Read More
Director of Development, Urban Ecology Center
Jen Hense joined the Urban Ecology Center staff in September 2015, coming to us from the YMCA of Greater Waukesha's Tri-County YMCA where she was the Executive Director. Throughout her career, she has been a program director in Milwaukee and Ohio YMCAs, Executive ... Read More