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File Leçons du Terrain Comment peut-on travailler by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
Principes pour des alliances efficaces en matière de conservation
File What's Your Role Training for Organisational Impact A Guide for Training Officers in Protected Area Management by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
By Ralph Stone, © 1997 Biodiversity Support Program (BSP) This handbook is designed to help natural resource training officers develop training programs that are systematic, needs-based, and broad-reaching to enable staff to achieve optimum job performance and, consequently, greater conservation impact.
File LECCIONES APRENDIDAS EN EL CAMPO ¿Cómo podemos trabajar juntos? by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
Principios para formar alianzas eficaces en la conservación
File Principles in Practice: Staff Observations of Conservation Projects in Africa by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
By Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu, Souleymane Zeba, Deo-Gratias Mboje Gamassa, and Leonie Bonnehin, © 2000 Biodiversity Support Program (BSP) This book, a culmination of the Biodiversity Support Program's Biodiversity Monitoring and Evaluation (BIOME) project, uses analyses of 11 conservation projects in Africa and Madagascar to illustrate eight biodiversity conservation principles, as identified and observed by African conservation project staff.
File Advocacy Creating a Programme for Change by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
From Activist Training Manual, Environmental Justice Foundation This chapter of the Activist Training Manual provides information on ways and means to create an effective advocacy program. It seeks to provide a framework to develop advocacy skills and strategies, and highlight useful techniques and tools. {8-34}
File Training Trainers for Development: Conducting a Workshop on Participatory Training Techniques by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
By Center for Development and Population Activities (CDPA), 1995 The manual is intended for use by trainers of governmental and non-governmental organizations working in development. It teaches interactive, learner-centered methods, in an approach which is based on the research of human resource development experts. This manual is based on the premises that adults generally assimilate only what they find useful and that they want to be able to apply their new knowledge and skills.
File Institutional Self-Assessment: A Tool for Strengthening Nonprofit Organizations by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
By R. Devine, A. Hitz-Sanchez, J. Keenan, P. Leon, P. MacLeod, B. McGean, B. Moffat, S. Rust, © 2001 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) This tool assists organizations in determining their current level of development based on eight core institutional areas. The core areas are: strategic vision and planning; leadership; organizational management; human resources; resource development; financial management; constituency building and outreach; and programmatic capacity. This self-analysis becomes the starting point for intentional organizational improvement initiatives. 8-32A.pdf
File Advocacy Creating a Programme for Change by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
From Activist Training Manual, Environmental Justice Foundation This chapter of the Activist Training Manual provides information on ways and means to create an effective advocacy program. It seeks to provide a framework to develop advocacy skills and strategies, and highlight useful techniques and tools. {8-34}
File Media Creating an Effective Media Campaign by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
From Activist Training Manual, Environmental Justice Foundation This chapter of the Activist Training Manual provides information about why the media is so important to advocacy and how to work with different media. It covers the steps of creating an effective media strategy, including: building a relationship with the media; grabbing the headlines; creating press releases and press conferences; and video news releases.
File Lessons From The Field How Can We Work Together? by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
By C. Margoluis, R. Margoluis, K. Brandon, N. Salafsky, © 2000 Biodiversity Support Program (BSP) As part of its research into the role of non-governmental organizations in conservation, BSP published In Good Company: Effective Alliances for Conservation. This issue of Lessons from the Field uses the results of this publication to examine Biodiversity Support Program's experiences in creating and supporting alliances for conservation around the world.
File Integrated Strategic and Financial Planning for Nongovernmental Organizations by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
By Paige MacLeod, Patricia Leon, and Pedro Esquivias, © 2001, The Nature Conservancy (TNC). This manual is designed as a self-paced tool for nonprofit organizations interested in developing integrated strategic and financial plans. This manual will assist organizations in: articulating organizational goals, objectives and activities; prioritizing activities; identifying implementation costs; estimating annual administrative costs; identifying potential funding gaps or surpluses; identifying fund-raising goals; and validating the feasibility plan
File PRINCIPES EN PRATIQUE Observations du personnel des projets de conservation en Afrique by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
By Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu, Souleymane Zeba, Deo-Gratias Mboje Gamassa, and Leonie Bonnehin, © 2000 Biodiversity Support Program (BSP) This book, a culmination of the Biodiversity Support Program's Biodiversity Monitoring and Evaluation (BIOME) project, uses analyses of 11 conservation projects in Africa and Madagascar to illustrate eight biodiversity conservation principles, as identified and observed by African conservation project staff.
File Institutional Assessment of Mexican NGOs by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
By Russell Davenport, 1995, Environmental Education and Communication (GreenCOM) Project, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) In Mexico, the Environmental Education and Communication (GreenCOM) Project conducted a rapid assessment of 14 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on natural resource management projects. This report identifies factors inhibiting talented professionals from being as effective as possible in developing and implementing environmentally-positive methods of resource management. These factors are divided into four complementary areas: environmental education and communication, institutional issues, gender considerations, and training needs
File AUTOEVALUACIÓN INSTITUCIONAL: UNA HERRAMIENTA PARA EL FORTALECIMIENTO DE ORGANIZACIONES SIN FINES DE LUCRO by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
This tool assists organizations in determining their current level of development based on eight core institutional areas. The core areas are: strategic vision and planning; leadership; organizational management; human resources; resource development; financial management; constituency building and outreach; and programmatic capacity. This self-analysis becomes the starting point for intentional organizational improvement initiatives. 8-32B.pdf
File Planificación estratégica y financiera integrada para organizacion no gubernamentaleses by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
Paige MacLeod, Patricia León, Pedro Esquivias, Este volumen, de la actualizada serie Recursos para el éxito, trata el relativamente nuevo concepto de la planificación estratégica y financiera integrada, basado en el trabajo continuo con organizaciones socias en América Latina, el Caribe, Asia y el Pacífico. A pesar de que las organizaciones socias de The Nature Conservancy alrededor del mundo están familiarizadas con el concepto de planificación estratégica, sólo en los últimos cuatro años se ha comenzado a reconocer la necesidad de analizar la viabilidad económica de implementar el plan estratégico
File Media Creating an Effective Media Campaign by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
From Activist Training Manual, Environmental Justice Foundation This chapter of the Activist Training Manual provides information about why the media is so important to advocacy and how to work with different media. It covers the steps of creating an effective media strategy, including: building a relationship with the media; grabbing the headlines; creating press releases and press conferences; and video news releases. {8-39}
File In Good Company: Effective Alliances for Conservation by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
By Richard Margoluis, Cheryl Hochman, Katrina Brandon, and Nick Salafsky, © 2000 Biodiversity Support Program (BSP) Conservation organizations have sought strategic partnerships to help achieve conservation goals. But what are the most strategic relationships we can build to achieve conservation? What are the most efficient ways of working together across the spectrum of organizations and institutions involved in conservation? What makes for the most effective alliances in conservation? These are the questions that the conservation community must address in order to meet the challenges that we presently face. 8-1 In Good Company BSP.pdf
File Excerpts: From the Roots Up: Strengthening Organizational Capacity through Guided Self-Assessment by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
By Peter Gubbels and Catheryn Koss, 2000, World Neighbors This manual seeks to strengthen organizational capacity by providing tools and methods for self-assessment. It explains key areas for organizational capacity building, including: representative decision making; communication systems; collaboration with other groups; negotiation for services; identification and prioritization of problems; implementation of activities; lobbying for local interests; clarity of vision and purpose; systems for raising revenue; mobilizing human capital; and monitoring and evaluation. 8.3.pdf
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