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Best Practices in Collaborative Conservation Philanthropy

September 27, 2022

Collaborative conservation brings diverse stakeholders together to sustain healthy landscapes and strengthen communities. Organizations fostering collaborative conservation depend on philanthropy to advance collaborative conservation, while philanthropic organizations depend on these organizations to advance their missions. Both face challenges engaging with each other as they work toward shared goals, yet open dialogue about how funders and practitioners work together is rare.

The authors of this paper - including Ted Kowalski, the Walton Family Foundation's Colorado River initiative lead - represent equal numbers of funders and practitioners represent equal numbers of funders and practitioners. Together, they identified eight best practices that are practical, effective actions funders and practitioners can take to better achieve shared conservation goals.
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