ANCA Peer CONNECTS: Giving Gratitude

Feb 02 2023


Time:  10-11:30am AKT  /  11am-12:30pm PT  /  12-1:30pm MT  /  1-2:30pm CT  /  2-3:30pm ET

In this discussion we will focus on the importance of giving gratitude in our day-to-day work. From thanking donors (acknowledgment letter, special thanks for specific giving levels, new donor thank you, special events, etc.) to acknowledging the good work of staff (job preference, special skills, etc.), these interactions can make or break a relationship. As a group, we'll discuss tips and tricks for making this action a priority in your day-to-day life. We'll spend time sharing specific tactics that you and others have found to be successful, and we'll practice delivering gratitude. You'll find that no matter the mission, budget, or location, acknowledging the good in others is a key for success!

Facilitated by:

  • Jenn Wright, Executive Director at Grass River Natural Area
  • Dennis Pilaske, Executive Director at Chippewa Nature Center

Registration: $10 members, $15 non-members


ANCA Peer CONNECTS bring together nature and environmental learning center leaders who share a common challenge or who represent a specific type of organization. They are available to ANCA Members and non-members.

To qualify for the member rate, attendees need to be current Student, Emeritus, Associate, or Professional Members or an employee or board member of an Organization Member. Not a member? You can join here. Want to upgrade to an Organization membership? Please email .

In ANCA Peer CONNECTS, all attendees contribute to a shared dialogue that brings out an abundance of perspectives, possibilities, and renewed energy. We invite you to participate in the discussion and bring your questions, challenges, and solutions to the conversation.

If you have questions, please contact ANCA Membership & Programs Coordinator Daniel Auer, at .