Building Capacity for

Collaboration ~ Nonprofit Management ~ Community Impact

Beth Bordeaux, MSW
Beth Bordeaux is analytical, insightful, passionate, dedicated, and genuine. She cares about organizations, their systems, metrics, budgets, and processes . . . because ultimately, she cares about people. She knows that in order to provide community members with the support they need to live and to thrive, human service systems must be strong from the inside out. And she knows how to make this happen. 

Beth is an executive leader with over 28 years of nonprofit and local government experience working across various levels of organizations and service systems from Volunteer to Social Worker, Program Director, Evaluator, Funder, Community Developer, Executive Director, Advocate, Coalition Builder, Consultant, Coach, Board Member, and more. She has worked in programs supporting individuals and families with many types of needs: mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, housing, childcare and child care quality, early intervention, maternity care, domestic violence, faith support, education, and basic needs such as food and shelter. 

Beth lives in Apex, NC with her husband of 27 years and their 19-year-old daughter. She also has a son who is recently graduated from UNCW and launching a career in Environmental Science. Beth loves to hike, paddle, watch movies, take long walks, and enjoy good food and special time with family and friends. 
Beth Bordeaux is an action-oriented consultant, working with nonprofits, local governments, churches, and community coalitions. She facilitates healthy integration, dialogue, and focus . . . forming environments where great things are accomplished. Beth works from a systems perspective and is driven by finding out what works. 
Stan Holt, Ph.D.
With over 28 years in nonprofit development, executive leadership and grantmaking, Stan is an accomplished nonprofit professional who believes in the power of the collective. Innovative and impactful solutions can be created for complex human service problems by groups that come together, share their diverse perspectives and experiences, create a common goal, assess and develop their collective resources, and build a plan. When Stan works with a group, he builds a space where each individual’s authentic voice contributes to the emerging group voice within the group process.

Stan brings a set of skills that transcends issues. He works with arts, environmental, health and human services, and educational organizations, drawing out the common elements for building community change. Stan’s constant inquiry coupled with his ability to synthesize diverse perspectives are at the heart of helping leaders define a common goal. Mapping systems, creating a space to share experiences as a basis for problem solving, building the capacity for group learning, and moving conversations beyond personal positions are some of the tools Stan uses to help build successful partnerships. As structures and plans emerge, the efficient use of human, intellectual, and financial resources become an essential part of creating momentum for community impact.. 

While at United Way of the Greater Triangle, he played a significant role in developing a collective funding model by piloting an initiative focusing on the success of young people who were aging out of foster care. Nonprofit case management organizations, housing providers, Departments of Social Services, workforce development agencies, and technical colleges across all four counties began working together, each at their own county level. They agreed on a set of common metrics that focused on education, employment and income. Then, in time,  the collaborative groups from all four counties began meeting quarterly to educate themselves on best practices, share information about resources, discuss data collection strategies, and problem solve. The impact of genuinely working together could be seen across the service system and especially among the young program participants. This experience confirmed Stan’s long held belief that it takes more than one organization to support the long-term success of communities that have been disenfranchised.

Stan lives in Durham and enthusiastically supports the local food and beer scene. When you see him, he is likely to be wearing something he knit. Of course, he could just as easily be seen wearing a veil and carrying a smoker when he tends to his bees. He spends a fair amount of time at his cottage in the Smoky Mountains where he frequents consignment and antique shops, hikes and dreams about how small groups of people will change the world.
Stan is a visionary who is committed to being flexible and collaborative enough to incorporate other people’s ideas into that vision. He makes plans and then reaches that vision.  Stan is able to make people feel that you are “on their side” without actually taking sides. His good sense of humor coupled with his humility make him an excellent listener and facilitator. His lifelong commitment of service to the poor and underserved inspires others to be equally committed.