Gabe Cumming

 

Gabe is dedicated to helping communities and organizations create positive change by building on their unique assets and firsthand experiences. For the past twenty years, he has been working to help groups—both across North Carolina and internationally—work together to
solve their most pressing challenges. A skilled mixed-method social science researcher, Gabe uses interviewing, filmmaking, facilitated dialog, surveys, and qualitative analysis to understand
people’s stories; he then works to ensure that those stories guide strategy and program development. In addition to fourteen years as a founding director of a nonprofit organization, Gabe has also worked in local government, at major universities, and as a small business owner.
He has expertise in community economic development, rural development, participatory planning, food systems, and community-based natural resource management.

  • Nonprofit leader
  • Careful listener
  • Changemaker
  • Participatory researcher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Lifelong learner
  • Filmmaker