Ecotrust Canada is a federally registered charity governed by an independent and voluntary board of directors. The organization is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, with a community office in Prince Rupert. While separately governed organizations, we have a shared history and ongoing alliance with Ecotrust in Portland, Oregon.
Elected: June 22, 2016
Mark Valentine has over twenty years of experience advising nonprofit and philanthropic institutions in how best to leverage their human and financial capital in pursuit of powerful impact. In 2003 he founded ReFrame It Consulting, which works with foundations and individual donors on grantmaking program design, implementation, and evaluation. In parallel, ReFrame It offers nonprofit organizations a range of services that include strategic planning, organizational development, and executive coaching. Mr. Valentine and his colleagues have advised groups working across a diverse array of issues, including: smart growth and sustainable land use, environmental health, energy and climate, marine and coastal conservation, and conservation finance.
Prior to founding ReFrame It, Mr. Valentine was a Program Director with the Packard Foundation where he helped establish the US’s largest conservation grantmaking program with initiatives across the western United States, Mexico, China, and the Western Pacific. In addition, he created an innovative interdisciplinary grantmaking initiative that highlighted the opportunities for strategic synergy between reproductive health, environment, and community development initiatives in select geographies within the Foundation’s global portfolio.
Mr. Valentine currently serves as co-chair of Smart Growth California, a network of funders committed to promoting sustainable land use policy in California. In addition, Mr. Valentine serves on the Boards of the Center for the New American Dream and Resource Media. He also serves on the Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Dalai Lama Fellows program.