COCO Office Hours: Save the Boundary Waters

We asked Doug Niemela, Executive Director of Save the Boundary Waters, to tell us about the success of this growing nonprofit. Check it out!

Highlights include:

  • How Save the Boundary Waters began with just one staffer – Doug himself – but has grown to 16 people.
  • The success of having a single-issue focus
  • How they communicate in a way that builds bridges and creates unlikely allies
  • How they’ve succeeded by fundraising from individual donors vs. foundations
  • How Save the Boundary Waters has benefited by locating at COCO since day one.