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Why Should You Work With Me?


Nate Birt

Founder | Silver Maple Strategies

I love partnering with social purpose communicators for four key reasons. Does this sound like you?

  1. I'm on a mission to help professionals whose life work is to help society thrive. I grew up a Colorado boy in the shadow of the majestic Rocky Mountains. My Tennessee grandpa introduced me to conservation and farming. My love of nature and my compassion for the people who share it is personal. These days, I help purpose-driven communication leaders in agriculture, conservation, construction, energy, finance, food, forestry, logistics, media, and transportation achieve their organizations' ambitious social impact goals. Some serve rural areas, others urban ones. All are great at what they do - and ready to achieve the next level of success.

  2. I have a track record designing seven- and eight-figure social impact programs underpinned by social impact communication. During my career, I helped design, budget, fund, and lead the implementation of two multi-million-dollar social impact programs for U.S. farmers and ranchers focused on conserving soil and water, and scaling use of climate-smart agriculture practices on working lands.  Another public-private partnership I organized including Fortune 500 companies and global nonprofits secured a $40 million federal award to advance climate-smart agriculture. Today, I apply those experiences to help clients accelerate massive social impact goals, build resilience to keep going in a community of supportive peers, and unlock the power of persuasive storytelling to capture imaginations, secure investment, and empower bold decisions. 

  3. I've been in your shoes. All the shoes–B2B executive, B2C journalist, and consumer. Unlike other consultants, I bring 15 years of experience as a journalist, business leader, and social impact executive specializing in climate-change transformation. This means I am a trustworthy, field-tested, outcomes-driven communication consultant. I understand the unique business and social impact goals of leaders at any level of an organization. I translate desired and measurable outcomes into strategies that shape external and internal communication around some of the greatest social impact issues of our time.

  4. I help busy social impact professionals get fast results in an environment that's kind, fun, and effortless. You work too hard to reap more hassle. Let Silver Maple Strategies advance your mission in a way that adds joy back to your organization and professional life. To do this, I provide content strategy, 1:1/small-group coaching and advisory services, and social impact copywriting for social impact communicators.

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