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4450 Blakely Avenue N.E.

Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110

United States

Company Description

IslandWood is a nationally recognized outdoor learning center that connects thousands of children and adults every year to the natural world in communities throughout the Puget Sound region. IslandWood's mission is to provide exceptional learning experien ... more

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Employment History

Nonprofit Management Teacher

University of Washington


Board Member
Nature Play WA Inc

Board Member
WISE Consortium

Board Member
Net Impact

Board Treasurer

Board Member
Bainbridge Japanese-American Exclusion Memorial

Advisory Boards Member
Galileo Educational Services , LLC


Stanford Business School


Stanford University




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Ben Klasky

Ben Klasky Ben Klasky is the President and CEO of IslandWood, a nonprofit organization focused on environmental education. IslandWood's 255-acre, $50-million headquarters is based on Bainbridge Island, WA…and hosts some of the most environmentally sustainable buildings in the world. The organization targets low-income at-risk youth, many of which have never spent time in the outdoors before. Ben and his team are working to expand IslandWood's programs throughout Washington State and onto the national stage. Prior to joining IslandWood, Ben was the co-founder of Camp Galileo, the largest set of day camps in the Bay Area.

2016 Annual-Conference [cached]

Ben Klasky, nonprofit CEO, public speaker, and social entrepreneur, will speak about the benefits of outdoor education and exploration among children. As the director of Islandwood, an outdoor education organization, Ben will impart what he has learned from years of using nature as a classroom.

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Ben Klasky

Ben Klasky
Mr Klasky is an educator, a social entrepreneur, and the President and CEO of Islandwood, one of the world's leading environmental education centers.
Headquartered on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Islandwood is an innovative US non-profit outdoor education organisation, with the core mission of creating meaningful learning experiences for urban children in nature. Established in 2002, Islandwood has won numerous national and international awards for its programs that connect children from underserved communities around America with the outdoors. Through its Graduate Program Islandwood has also helped thousands of American teachers expand their knowledge and skills in using the environment as a context for teaching and learning.
Mr Klasky speaks and writes regularly about the benefits of getting kids exploring and learning outside. He is a regular blogger at Huffington Post and in his role at Islandwood he has been instrumental in engaging an extraordinary level of philanthropic support for the movement to re-connect children to nature through private donors and the corporate sector including Boeing, Microsoft and Disney.
Ben Klasky

All About Philanthropy in Less Than Four Minutes - The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Colonial Consulting - Investment Advisors | Foundations, Endowments, Non-Profit Organizations [cached]

"My hope is that it will be a free resource, for donors, for board members, for nonprofit employees, and volunteers to understand the power of our sector," says Ben Klasky, executive director of IslandWood, a nonprofit outdoor learning center on Bainbridge Island, Wash., who created the video for a class he teaches on nonprofit management "My hope is that it'll go viral and that people will realize that, because so many people are involved with nonprofits, it's a powerful part of our economy, and it's doing a lot of important work."

Dealing With Dysfunction in Nonprofit ... [cached]

Dealing With Dysfunction in Nonprofit Boards -- Other board members may be the best source of help in dealing with a troublesome board member, according to Ben Klasky, president and CEO of the outdoor learning center IslandWood and a Stanford alumnus.

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