Trainer & Consultant Profile:
I love to garden and preserve both fruits and vegetables in creative ways. (Much of my work doesn't lead to an immediate result - canning does!)
I've been to all 50 states in our amazing country, and love traveling within the US and internationally.
Drake University, Des Moines, IA – B.S., Secondary Education, 1977
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (R), particularly in a team setting
She has served as a United Way of America/Annie E. Casey Foundation Fellow as part of a national community-building fellowship conducted through the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Nancy is the owner and principal consultant/trainer of Burris and Associates, Inc., a small business established in 1994 to aid nonprofits, small businesses, and departments of larger organizations in planning for and intentionally shaping their future and developing their people (both board and staff). Empowering people and organizations with the tools they need to be successful drives her work.
Prior to establishing her own business, she worked for the IBM Corporation for 17 years, including nine years in management, with both business and personnel management responsibilities. Nancy has extensive experience with facilitating groups, strategic planning, team building, and improving management systems, as well as in building and managing start-up organizations.
She's had the distinct pleasure of being a part of the creation of the MS Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy and seeks to create and encourage impactful decision-making as she approaches the work she does through the Alliance to lift up the nonprofit and philanthropic sector.