Adam Bad Wound is the Parks Conservancy’s Chief Development Officer, responsible for the organization’s development and membership branch, creating, implementing, and supporting comprehensive, sustainable, and creative fundraising strategies.
Adam’s career began at Stanford at the Haas Center for Public Service, in a joint appointment with the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. For more than a decade, he has worked for environmental nonprofits, including the California Academy of Sciences, NatureBridge, and the Wilderness Society. In his most recent position, as Chief Development Officer at GRID Alternatives, Adam managed all organization-wide fund development strategies to advance social justice through equity and workforce development. Adam is also the founder of the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund, a grantmaking and leadership development program that promotes energy sovereignty on tribal lands.
Adam actively volunteers at Stanford where he serves on the National Advisory Board of the Haas Center for Public Service and previously completed a five-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Stanford Alumni Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College, graduate degrees from Columbia and Stanford Universities, and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Harvard University.
“As an Indigenous leader, I bring a perspective and worldview to the Parks Conservancy that is based on a fundamental, spiritual devotion to protecting Mother Earth—the source of all life. The lands and waters of the Golden Gate national parks compel us, and I believe a commitment to care for the environment is a commitment to one another. In partnership, our shared vision, Parks for All Forever, uplifts the generosity of our members and donors in supporting the future generations of park stewards,” notes Adam.