We believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and by working together we can solve the most challenging environmental issues in innovative ways.
Crowd Conservation works to inspire collaborative action for conservation solutions.
We facilitate conversations between stakeholders, concerned citizens, researchers, and organizations. Our desire is to build relationships that transform conflict into collaboration. Together we can create lasting solutions for conservation that support our communities and the environment.
Learn about the initiatives and partnerships we support here!
Collaboration is a crucial process to address challenges or conflicts that cross boundaries – whether that’s across property lines, county lines, states or entire regions. When you’re trying to tackle a big environmental issue, with different perspectives or values involved, different rules or regulations to consider, and when communities are being impacted by certain decisions, we can better create lasting improvements in the long run by establishing a way for us all to work together.
As described in an African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”.
Together, we can go far in solving the environmental challenges that impact us and our communities.
What can a facilitator do?
Facilitator (noun): someone who helps to bring about an outcome (such as learning, productivity, or communication) by providing indirect or unobtrusive assistance, guidance or supervision
– Merriam-Webster Dictionary
A facilitator can oversee meetings, decision-making processes, or help build relationships to support a group’s effort. In resolving challenging or contentious issues, it can be very important to have someone from outside the conflicting parties step in, to be a fair and impartial facilitator and champion the process of building relationships, supporting collaboration and making group decisions.
Facilitation is a skill, and if you or your group is looking for support, please contact us to learn how we at Crowd Conservation can help!
The International Association for Public Participation has strongly shaped our principles and practice as facilitators, and we highly recommend you peruse their resources that describe what makes a good facilitator.
Why does communication matter?
Good relationships are built on trust, and good communication is foundational to that process. If you’re looking to practice and hone your communication skills, or if your organization is in need of communication support, connect with us!
At Crowd Conservation we are dedicated to connecting you with the tools, training, and capacity to improve your ability to collaborate for better conservation actions.