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Ruth Norris

Consultant, Resources Legacy Fund


Ruth Norris is a consultant whose practice includes executive coaching, communications, and conservation leadership. Over more than three decades, she has worked as a journalist, manager of organizational capacity building and training programs, consultant to bilateral and multilateral aid agencies supporting conservation projects and national environmental endowments, and program officer at the Packard and Skoll foundations. She has facilitated planning processes, organizational and network development projects, and board strengthening initiatives. She is a former board chair of the Institute for Conservation Leadership and serves on the Kinship Conservation Fellows’ faculty and Advisory Council. She speaks English and Spanish and lives in Santa Clara, California.

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Ruth Norris - Resources Legacy Fund, May 22, 2018
In the last several years, a wave of populist leaders have risen—and in many cases taken office—around the world. As a globalized economy and the automation of work catapults winners…
Ruth Norris - Resources Legacy Fund, April 27, 2017
"Global health is a marathon, not a sprint."  -- Barbara Bush, Global Health Corps The race often starts with great excitement over big breakthroughs: new vaccines and treatments, new technologies…
Ruth Norris - Resources Legacy Fund, April 13, 2017
In the past five years, 70 countries have passed restrictive laws controlling civil society organizations, with more than half of them restricting foreign funding. There is a crisis of effectiveness…