MISSION ~ Provide Professional Project Fundraising, Development, Planning and Implementation Support for People and Organizations Working to Enhance the Welfare of Wildlife Living in Captivity, in Sanctuaries and Care Centers, and in the Wild

Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund

"The things you are passionate about are not random,

they are your calling."

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I COLLABORATE WITH compassionate global partners who work together as a team (both remotely and on site) to plan and implement practical and effective projects that measurably help wildlife and the people who care for and protect them. 

BACKGROUND ~ Though my work over the past nine years, I have partnered with people and organizations from all around the globe to support wildlife conservation and animal welfare projects in Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar.

 

I have raised more than $1 million to help purchase and protect at-risk rain forest habitat, rescue and rehabilitate wildlife, mitigate human-wildlife conflict, and improve the health and welfare of animals living in captivity, care centers, sanctuaries and in the wild.

Prior to 2009, my career focused on conservation, land use planning, community development, environmental education, and nonprofit development in the United States. I raised millions of dollars for hundreds of projects and programs, partnering with local, regional, state and national organizations and government agencies, grass-roots groups, nonprofits, and businesses.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Program/Project Development 

  • Strategic planning/visioning      

  • Partnership-building

  • Stakeholder and partner engagement/coordination

  • Project fundraising, scheduling, and field logistics

Development and Fundraising

  • Foundation/donor/corporate relations

  • Grant writing/reporting/administration

  • Donor appeals/campaigns

  • Branding/messaging

  • Fundraising events

 

Communications/Public Relations 

  • Social media management  

  • Website development

  • Communications/writing/design

  • Graphic design/PR materials/videos

 

Nonprofit Development

  • Strategic planning/visioning

  • Board relations/governance

  • Staff/volunteer management  

EDUCATION

M.R.P. (Master of Regional Planning), Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Educational focus on rural resource planning.  

 

B.S. Environmental Studies, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Focus on natural sciences and wildlife biology. 

APPLICABLE WORK

  • Founder/Director, Work for Wild Life International

  • Director of Development, Orangutan Foundation International

  • Executive Director, Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center

  • President & Consulting Land Use Planner/Nonprofit Development Specialist, Burbank-Hammarlund Associates, Inc.

  • Development Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

  • Development Director, Windham-Windsor Housing Trust

  • Senior Planner, Windham Regional Commission

EleVETS Team members Dr. Susan Mikota, Dr. Tharaka Deepal, and EleVETS Project Manager Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund, Sri Lanka 2017.

Hollis and friends, Borneo, 2011

SAMPLE PROJECTS

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EleVETS Team members Dr. Susan Mikota, Dr. Tharaka Deepal, and EleVETS Project Manager Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund, Sri Lanka 2017.
EleVETS Team members Dr. Susan Mikota, Dr. Tharaka Deepal, and EleVETS Project Manager Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund, Sri Lanka 2017.

EleVETS Project

2016 - 2017

Sri Lanka

Project Partners:

Work for Wild Life International

Elephant Care International

University of Peradeniya Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

Envisioned, planned, secured and coordinated partners and sponsors, raised grant funds, and implemented a new elephant healthcare and welfare training program for 21 Sri Lankan veterinarians.

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An Elephant Healthcare & Welfare

Workshop

2018

Myanmar

Project Partners:

Work for Wild Life International

Elephant Care International

Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp

Envisioned, planned, secured and coordinated partners and sponsors, raised grant funds, recruited participants, and led field activities for a new elephant healthcare and welfare training program for 21 elephant veterinarians, vet techs, and rescue center managers from Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Nepal, and Indonesia.

EleVETS Team members Dr. Susan Mikota, Dr. Tharaka Deepal, and EleVETS Project Manager Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund, Sri Lanka 2017.

Vietnam Elephant Initiative 

Vietnam

Project Partners:

Work for Wild Life International

Elephant Care International

North Carolina Zoo

Dr. Willem Schaftenaar (DVM)

New project development, fundraising,and 

social media outreach to support the care of orphaned elephants living at the

Daklak Elephant Conservation Center.

EleVETS Team members Dr. Susan Mikota, Dr. Tharaka Deepal, and EleVETS Project Manager Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund, Sri Lanka 2017.

Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest

2011 - 2013

Indonesian Borneo

Project Partners:

Orangutan Foundation International

Orangutan Foundation International-Australia

Created and led campaign to raise $743,000

from 350 donors from 22 countries to purchase and permanently protect 7,900 acres

of at-risk orangutan habitat.

Elephant Wellness Project

Global

Project Partners:

Work for Wild Life International

Elephant Care International

Dr. Susan Mikota, Elephant Veterinarian

Dr. Willem Schaftenaar, Elephant Veterinarian

Erin Ivory, Elephant Behavior & Welfare Specialist

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