Better Organizations for Nature -Learning Opportunities, Project Fund, Community of Practice
What is Engagement Organizing?
Engagement Organizing involves the development of relationships with supporters, distributing leadership, investing in the training of volunteers; all enabled through application of information technology in order to prompt individuals to act on their beliefs and apply their citizen capabilities.
Learn more about Engagement Organizing from the Sustainability Network Engagement Organizing resource page.
Goals of the Better Organizations for Nature Project
All environmental organizations are invited to learn about Engagement Organizing as a means of better meeting their missions. Upcoming webinars, workshops and resources can be found on the Sustainability Network’s Engagement Organizing resource page.
This funding is available to organizations in the nature and land protection sector to support projects and evolution of organizational practices that when complete leave the organization stronger and more independent. With quick turnaround it can also be accessed to take advantage of unfolding events that provide time-sensitive opportunity to engage individuals. See Project Fund Application Process.
Nature and Land Protection Organizations are invited to apply to be part of a community of practice to learn about and apply Engagement Organizing methodology. It is anticipated that this community will convene early in 2016. Over a two to three year time frame, this group will collaboratively learn and apply engagement organizing principles and share their learning experiences. With the help of leaders in engagement organizing methodology, participating organizations will identify measurable targets they wish to achieve and receive funding to pursue them. Learn more about the Better Organizations for Nature Community of Practice.
Is Engagement Organizing for Your Organization?
Evolving the culture and practice of organizations is difficult work but with all ecosystems in decline we need to step up and be open to learning to do better. Through the Better Organizations for Nature project the Gosling Foundation invites those ready to take the time and effort needed to learn new skills, test new approaches and openly collaborate with others to enhance our collective work to protect nature.
Your organization is ready to take on the challenge of engagement organizing if one or more of the following apply:
We look forward to exploring how your exploration can benefit from Engagement Organizing to become a Better Organization for Nature.