Alida Duncan is the Development & Communications Director for Hunger Free Vermont. Alida develops and leads the organization’s strategic fundraising, marketing, and communications plan. Alida steered Hunger Free Vermont through the implementation of its new name and brand after its launch in 2011, defining guidelines for the staff and crafting the strategy for connecting Vermonters with the new name that better reflects the full scope of the organization's work. Alida continues to hone and refine the messaging, materials, website, and media outreach strategy to support Hunger Free Vermont's programmatic and fundraising goals and initiatives.
As a member of the leadership team at Hunger Free Vermont, Alida co-leads organizational development efforts that focus on the internal culture of the organization and develop staff personal mastery skills. Alida believes this work is key to the tremendous success Hunger Free Vermont staff has in thinking strategically, communicating effectively, and working productively as a team to achieve organizational goals and feed more Vermonters.
Alida received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Smith College, attended the Middlebury Language School for Spanish, and holds Certificates in both Nonprofit Management from Champlain College and Personal Leadership from Columbia Business School. Alida currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Caribbean Institute. Prior to joining Hunger Free Vermont, she worked at Affordable Housing Associates in Berkeley, CA and with the Burlington/Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas) Sister City Program.