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Action-Inspiring Storytelling: The Marshall Ganz Public Narrative Model

In a world full of overflowing inboxes and overwhelmed minds, telling stories that motivate peoples’ heads, hearts, and hands is more important than ever. Hone your storytelling skills with TREC Associate Kristi Chester Vance and Harvard University teaching fellow Dušan Stojičić, who will train participants in the Public Narrative storytelling model created by Marshall Ganz, legendary organizer and Harvard Kennedy School senior lecturer.

Effective Community and Stakeholder Engagement

How can you more effectively engage traditionally under-engaged communities and stakeholders in conservation management decision-making processes? Join The Avarna Group as they lay out some strategies from their forthcoming Community and Stakeholder Engagement Strategies toolkit (copublished by The Wilderness Society). The webinar will go through various strategies within the cycle of stakeholder engagement.

Engagement Organizing

In this session, we’ll discuss what it means to do “engagement organizing.” This isn’t exactly new, but has been “re-discovered.” It requires more time and effort on the campaigner’s part and hinges on building long-term relationships rather than a quick “transactional” organizing that many in the field have fallen into using in the last decade […]

Finding and Working with Allies in U.S. Land Management and Regulatory Agencies

In the new political landscape, many tried and true strategies that used to work to achieve conservation goals may no longer work. Join us for a critical presentation and conversation about finding and working with allies in Agencies with a panel of guest presenters, hosted by TREC’s Jeff DeBonis.

Improving your Partnerships with US Indigenous Communities

Native American, or Indigenous lands, are the basis of the United States’ beautiful landscapes worthy of protection. This webinar will address “better” practices on how to talk with Indigenous communities about conservation and land protection as allies and partners. “Best” practices imply that there is a single way and best way to do this; however, better practices include addressing the failures of the past, challenges of the present, and future considerations of land management, traditional knowledge, and meaningful relationships.

Lobbying and Advocacy 101: Legal Tips for Nonprofit Advocates

Lobbying is not only legal – it’s one of the most effective ways to get conservation gains! There are many reasons that 501(c)(3) public charities choose to lobby to achieve their policy goals. This comprehensive workshop will help explain what lobbying is and why it is so important. Federal law allows 501(c)(3) public charities to lobby within generous limits.

Moving from Transactional Organizing to Building Long Term Relationships

What does it mean to engage people today? In order to be successful, we need to be able to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, including rural communities. And beyond talking with them, we need to build sustaining relationships.

Networked Organizing

When an inside track is no longer a reliable option for securing policy change, advocates in similarly-hostile political environments have found success by building power outside government, through diverse networks that rally concerned constituencies around a shared agenda. In this webinar, NetChange Consulting proposes to convey the best practices from their existing base of network-led advocacy case studies and will conduct new research to explore successful environmental advocacy network-building initiatives with diverse rural stakeholders.

Nonprofit Storytelling

Compelling stories help people remember and connect with your mission. If we want to change the world for the better and further our good causes, we must embrace the power of storytelling. This webinar will help you develop a better understanding and knowledge of the importance of storytelling, and how to put that knowledge and understanding to use.

Out-think Your Opponents on Strategic Communications

Early, sharp planning for communications is critical for any campaign to make the most of limited resources.

Background Image: Raincoast Conservation Foundation | Jamen Rhodes