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Adapting to Win: Predicting and Overcoming Obstacles Throughout Your Campaign

Have you ever worked on a really significant campaign where everyone got along the whole time, your opponents played nice, and everything went just according to plan? I’ll bet none […]

Building Capacity Within Campaigns: Tools for Building Leaders and Teams

Our work to protect our families, our communities, and our planet is not a sprint but a marathon. That’s why so many of the most effective and enduring organizations use […]

Getting Things Right from the Start: Picking Good Partners and Strategic Campaigns

We all know we should be partnering more, but with limited resources how do we choose who to work with? Building on the TREC’s community mapping exercise, this webinar will […]

Playing the Long Game: Rethinking Relationships to Build Long-Term Power

This webinar provides an introduction to community power mapping, an alternative to traditional power mapping that allows us to better understand the power dynamics in our community and who has influence. We explore how to understand our strategic position, work as a collective to avoid conflicting environmental goals, and win more campaigns.

Healthy Networks: Engaging in the Community, Collaborating, and Supporting the Work of Others

Communities are engaged when they play a meaningful role in the decision-making and implementation of programs and services. Join us for a lively panel discussion where our guests share case studies highlighting innovative community engagement strategies and recommendations for leaders looking to move from intention to impact.

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.

Rural Economics

This session will explore how conservation groups can think differently about the intersection of conservation with rural economic development. Presenters Meryl Harrell, Megan McConville, and Bob Christensen will share three perspectives and examples on the topic.

Working with Agencies

This session will give valuable insights into working with US agencies from multiple angles, drawing on the experience of former departmental employees Meryl Harrell and Don Barry.

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.

Staying True to Your Values While Reaching Across the Divide

How do you pursue relationships with people and individuals whose values don’t align with your own? And what do you do if their values are contradictory to your diversity, equity, and inclusion values? Join the Avarna Group as we lay out some guiding questions that will allow you to determine how to move forward with these relationships without compromising diversity, equity, and inclusion values.

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