Collaboration and Engagement
We offer collaborative and stakeholder engagement services to help strategically develop or strengthen partnership efforts to generate action. The natural resources and conservation arenas are notorious for complex agendas, issues crossing political and geographical boundaries, multiple scales, and stakeholders with conflicting or competing goals. In today's landscape of shrinking agency budgets, funding restrictions, increasing philanthropy, and skyrocketing demands on our resources, partnerships are simply the most effective way to do business. Strategic partnerships develop and implement a shared vision, leverage complementary strengths and funding, greatly expand reach, and eliminate duplication of effort in achieving goals.
We provide insight, opportunities, development, and strategy to network and engage people and entities who have a stake in your ideas. We help you measure your performance from the perspective of your stakeholders, and apply analyses to stratify your stakeholders through understanding what motivates their interest and actions. This process yields the plan to meet the expectations of your stakeholders, develop more productive relationships, and strategically effect the changes you are trying to implement.
We assist and advise you in converting existing relationships into more robust partnerships and identifying and solidifying new relationships across your stakeholder landscape. We can assist organizations, communities and constituent groups in creating opportunities for a range of stakeholders to voice their opinions regarding natural resource management and decision making in a productive manner.
We can conduct detailed market research to inform the best methods to achieve your conservation goals through a range of services including focus groups, needs assessments, scoping, web-based or mail public opinion surveys, and through the development and testing of messaging.
· Collaborative Audits
· Engagement Plans
· Meeting and Event Organization
· Strategic Planning
· Market Research