Though there are many forms of mediation, this resource is a tool for mediating entrenched but relatively low-level conflicts between individuals. Those are conflicts rooted in misunderstanding, miscommunication, personality differences, or active disagreement. This process is best used after other efforts such as direct feedback, supportive coaching, and courageous conversations have been unsuccessful. Mediation requires the consent and willing participation of all parties.
This resource is not designed for mediation related to harassment, discrimination, threats to individual safety, or any other activities that could fall under your organization’s Human Resource’s complaint or grievance processes.
This resource includes a multi-part exercise to draft an organizational DEI commitment statement with staff input to be led by the Executive Director. It would also be the perfect project for a DEI committee facilitated by a DEI Lead. Through the exercises, you’ll explore why DEI is important to your organization and begin to outline your commitments to diversity and inclusion.
As leaders in the workplace, each choice you make is an opportunity to lean further into your values to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, AND belonging at our organizations. This resource includes two sequential exercises to learn about equity-minded leadership and how to embed it into your decision-making. It is meant for individuals who are key decision-makers within their organization such as an executive director or program manager. It can be adjusted for a group by choosing one decision to use as an example throughout the exercises.
Organizations across the environmental sector and other industries have been implementing DEI strategies or have recently begun their DEI journeys to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace and incorporate it into their mission and vision. There have been many studies that uncovered why so many organizations believe diversity and inclusion efforts are valuable and worth investing in for their long-term strategy. However, there is much less research on how the strategies are being implemented and how effective they are.This resource is a 3-part series of guided workshops to analyze research and data collected by Green. 2.0 to consider the effectiveness of DEI strategies at environmental NGOs and Foundations. It can be facilitated by a DEI leader for an organization or for the board as a part of the continued learning. DEI Committees could also incorporate it into their work to assess their DEI strategy and find opportunities to increase impact.
This resource includes three sequential exercises to understand and create greater DEI accountability. The exercises can be facilitated by an Executive Director or DEI lead for the full staff or the DEI committee across multiple sessions. Exercises #1 and #2 can also be used as pre-work for Exercise #3.
Use this guide to assess and track the progress of cultural change initiatives that are guided by a DEI change team. It is organized in three common phases: the foundational phase, the experimentation phase, and the integration phase. In all three phases, it is critical to keep the staff and board informed of progress and to eliminate roadblocks. The Executive Director, senior leadership team, and Board of Directors must also sponsor and support in all phases.
This resource includes a pre-work activity and two exercises to foster a foundational understanding of environmental racism and the impact on the conservation and environmental movement. The exercises can be facilitated by an Executive Director or DEI lead for the full staff or the DEI committee across multiple sessions. It can also be completed individually.
A calendar developed at the start of the year captures both ongoing/recurring board responsibilities as well as new initiatives. By anticipating upcoming tasks, it helps committees plan their work, helps […]
Use this checklist every time you draft an appeal to make sure it hits all the right notes so that your donors and prospects will be singing your tune and sending their gifts.
Writing an effective appeal letter is a crucial skill to increase donations and donor involvement. However your outreach efforts are made, through letters, emails, or even through your website, an […]
The flow chart in this resource shows how a Board member can meaningfully contribute to building your organization’s “friend” base, leading to more supporters while increasing connection between your Board and Staff through their Friendraising work.
A committee list for boards, including responsibilities and/or activities for each activity. This resource offers job descriptions for 15 committees to adapt for your own organization.
Major gift work is a highly personalized form of fundraising that can be difficult to systematize. The success of your major gifts effort is dependent on authentic relationships with your […]
Use this Sample document as a template for recruiting board members to your organization. Agree on skills, roles, responsibilities, and qualities you are seeking within your organization, and customize for your organization’s unique needs.
Is your Board make up diverse? Does its current make-up meet all your current needs? Are your recruiting a new Board member and need a tool to determine where your […]
Conservation groups understand that resources are tight and that they need a robust budget tool designed to help plan for the year ahead. The TREC Budget Template is an easy-to-use budgeting tool to develop a more accurate budget while using far less staff time.
Every organization must create a set of Bylaws in order to incorporate. By defining the purpose and structure of the organization, bylaws set the basic operating agreements behind the work being done. Having bylaws that reflect the current realities and practices of the organization is foundational to a well-run organization. This resource contains templates and links that will help you examine or revise your bylaws when needed.