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Funding Mechanisms for Sustainability. Don Harker Wallowa Resources & Blits Consulting Martin Goebel Sustainable Northwest. Outline. A few building blocks of ecoregional conservation Governance in different collaboration stages Critical aspects of funding

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funding mechanisms for sustainability
Funding Mechanisms for Sustainability

Don Harker

Wallowa Resources & Blits Consulting

Martin Goebel

Sustainable Northwest

outline
Outline

A few building blocks of ecoregional conservation

Governance in different collaboration stages

Critical aspects of funding

One “hyper-innovative” funding idea

Three group exercises

caveats
Caveats….

We have no definitive answers or formulas

We come with ideas

We want to engage you to discuss the nature of collaboratives (and governance) in relation to funding

Over the coming weeks/months we want to better document promising funding schemes and ideas with you

Is there an innovation partnership?

key questions for ecoregional conservation
Key Questions for Ecoregional Conservation
  • What do we need to do?
  • Why do we need to do it?
  • Who will do it?
  • How can we fund what we need to do?
  • Will the new system be sustainable?
basic building blocks in eco regional conservation
Basic Building Blocks in Eco-regional Conservation
  • System definition (ecoregion or landscape)
  • Collaborative structures development
  • System assessment (baseline)
  • Goal development
  • Strategy development (scenario planning)
  • Partner and resource mobilization
  • Steward and eco-business project implementation
  • Monitoring
  • Learning
  • Re-assessment
  • Re-investment
enabling conditions for ecoregional conservation

Enabling Conditions for Ecoregional Conservation

Enabling Condition 1: Clearly defined and understood ecoregion

Enabling Condition 2: Strong, diverse local, regional and national leadership, constituencies and collaborative decision-making structures

Enabling Condition 3: Clearly defined and achievable goals

Enabling Condition 4: Institutional capacity to implement ecoregional governance and management

Enabling Condition 5: Value stream capture infrastructure

Enabling Condition 6: Strong, active learning networks, monitoring and knowledge development

Enabling Condition 7: Financial resources for ecoregional projects, businesses and system support

Enabling Condition 8: Supportive national, state and local policies

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What we have now…

Economy

Environment

Community

slide9

Environment

Premise:

“The economy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the environment.”

--Theodore Roosevelt IV

Community/

Equity

Economy

levels of eco regional governance and organization
Levels of Eco-regional Governance(and organization)

Traditional

Collaborative

Integrative

Systemic

Funding Sustainability

Ecoregional Impact

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Ideal—Integrative and Systemic

Eco-regional Conservation Supports Economy; Economy Support Eco-regional Conservation

categories and examples of funding sources mechanisms from traditional to innovative
Categories and Examples of Funding Sources/Mechanisms(from traditional to innovative)
  • Foundations (private/community)
  • Government (budgets, Farm Bill, ODFW, special legislation, OWEB, bond measures, Portland OSD)
  • Individuals (large and small)
  • Nonprofit organizations (place-based, regional & national)
  • Corporations (Walmart, Coca Cola, Patagonia)
  • Ecosystem services (operational and capital offset, USE)
  • Collective websites (Shade Fund, Global Giving, Kiva)
  • Hyper-innovative (e.g., Values Market, social media, watershed trusts)
who are the philanthropists
Who are the Philanthropists?

Source: Giving USA Foundation™- AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy/Giving USA 2005

where does the money go
Where does the money go?

Source: Giving USA Foundation™- AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy/Giving USA 2005

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Motivation Worksheet

Motivations include fear, love, money, power, recognition, fame, legacy, future generations well being, self-interest

MarketsGovernmentCivil Society

slide22

Charitable Funds

Community Foundations

Values Market

Advised Fund

(one in each institution)

Sponsoring

Financial Institutions

Values Market

Individuals

Foundations

Corporations

Invested Funds

Coordination, management, performance & feedback

General Sustainable Development Fund

Eco-regional Funds

Designated

Eco-region

Invested Funds

Sponsoring

Financial Institutions

Community Collab’s/Alliances/Consortia

Participating Nonprofits, Community Development Corporations, Community Foundations

Working on Sustainable Community Development and eco-regional conservation

Invested Funds

Businesses

Government

Civic Groups

Individuals

Foundations

Sponsoring

Financial Institutions

values market how does it work

Capital Aggregation

Donations/Investments

Performance

Values

Market

Eco-regional

Strategies

Sustainable Development Outcomes (Environmental & Economic)

Performance Feedback

Values Market™ – How does it work?

Donors/Investors

  • Individuals
  • Community Fdns.
  • Private Foundations
  • Family Foundations
  • Funder’s Networks
  • Charitable Funds
slide24

Mesoamerican Reef Protection Model

o

Reef

Health

s

Tourism

s

s

Fish Diversity

o

Reef

Knowledge

s

s

Fishing

s

s

Local

Economy

Coral Diversity

s

Habitat Protecting

Behavior

s

s

s

Habitat

Quality

s

s

s

s

Reef Protecting

Attitudes

Reef Friendly

Development

Water Temperature

Stability

s

s

Water quality

s

s

Water Protecting

Behavior

s

s

Climate

Stability

Reef Friendly

Agriculture/Forestry

s

slide25

Values Market

Eco-regional Conservation

Geography

Partners

Issues

Strategies

Projects

Resources needed

Searchable

slide26

Social Media

Content Managed Website

Facebook (74%)

You Tube (47%)

Twitter (43%)

MySpace (26%)

Other social media

Flickr

Linkedin

Apps

slide27

Social Media

  • Enables nonprofits to:
  • Streamline and improve communications
  • Develop responsive, audience specific communication
  • Connect on a deeper level
  • Focus on relationships
  • Provide “valuable” points of connection
  • Build community
  • Leverage every communication opportunity
it really is all about change through new systemic relationships
It really is all about change through new “systemic” relationships…

Government

Business

Non-Profit

slide29

Society

  • Healthy ecosystems
  • Vital and resilient communities
  • Diverse sustainable economies

Phase 2

10-20+ Years

Farming & Ranching

Fisheries

Forestry

Environment

Env. Ser.

Energy

Economy

Com. Dev.

Train & Edu.

Tourism

SEF

ELF

Policy

Public

Outreach

Compact for Landscape Conservation

Sustainable

Communities /

Enterprises

Phase 1

3-10 Years

Sustainable Landscape

Collab’s/Consortia

Economy

Environment

Sustainable

Enterprise $

Env. CPR $

Education & Leadership Dev.

Pol.Anal. / Field Tours

Document & Disseminate Models

Media / Civic Journalism

Events / Forums

Society

group exercises
Group Exercises

Motivations to support ecoregional conservation by sector

Funding mechanisms

Design hyper-innovative funding system