1. 2009 Fellow, Sarah Charlop-Powers, hosted a webinar called “Public Lands Management: Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships.” Sarah described a new public-private partnership to restore and manage New York City's natural areas and shared lessons learned from other U.S. cities. This webinar was held on January 26, 2012 as part of Kinship's Focus 2012 Webinar Series.

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  3. In this webinar, presenters discuss:

    -Cause Marketing and Social Marketing best practices
    -How cause marketing can be used to achieve conservation benefits
    -Rare's campaign methodology that aims to change the way communities relate to nature
    -The theory of change behind Rare's Pride Campaigns and lessons learned from implementation

    Presenters:

    Michele Egan Sterne - Vice President of For Momentum

    Michele has 25+ years of experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, and promotion. Prior to joining the For Momentum team, Michele established best practices and raised millions of dollars from a consortium of corporate, foundation, government and individual funding sources at the High Museum of Art, the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta. Michele also spent three years with the national office of the Arthritis Foundation as Vice President, Strategic Marketing Alliances. Rounding out Michele’s corporate sales and marketing experience include positions with The Dorey Companies, an Atlanta-based commercial real estate marketing services company, Feld Entertainment/Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey and AmericasMart, the nation’s leading gift, home furnishings and area rug marketplace.

    Rodrigo Martinez - Cohort Development Manager for the Latin America team at Rare Conservation

    Rodrigo started working for Rare in 2011 as Cohort Development Manager for the Latin America team. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, and a Master of Natural Resource Economics from The University of Queensland-Australia. He is a 2009 Kinship Fellow.

    Rodrigo has worked for the private sector, the Private Natural Reserves Network and the Ministry of Environment of Colombia. He has done consulting work for FundaciónNatura, UNDP, Ramsar Secretariat, and WWF-US. At Javeriana University, he was a trade and environment researcher where he supported negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas. He led the creation of the Sustainable Tourism Network of Colombia and coordinated the National Biotrade Watch within the Alexander von Humboldt Institute where he developed the markets information system and designed the technology transfer system.

    Prior to joining Rare, Rodrigo worked as an environmental economist leading the payments for ecosystem services initiative at the Organization of American States and supporting member States on the linkages between trade and environment.

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  4. During the webinar, presenters:

    -Walked through their respective organization’s funding priorities.
    -Discussed how they learn about/get to know the organizations that they fund.
    -Provided some tips on maintaining a good funder/grantee relationship.

    Presenters:

    Cecilia Blasco, Director of the Marine and Coastal Conservation Program at the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature

    Molly Flanagan, Program Officer at The Joyce Foundation

    Raquel Garcia-Alvarez, Program Officer at Grand Victoria Foundation

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  5. Join Kinship Faculty member Lara Koritzke of the ISEAL Alliance and Terry Blumer of the Woodland Park Zoo (2011 Fellow) to learn how product certification can steward nature while improving community livelihoods. They discussed the process of instituting sustainability standards and the challenges to both that process and communicating effectively to consumers.

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Focus 2012 Webinar Series

Kinship Conservation Fellows

Focus 2012 was a year dedicated to connecting Kinship Fellows both in-person and virtually, encouraging renewed collaboration, sharing innovative ideas, and leveraging resources to catalyze change through community involvement. The webinar series featured…


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Focus 2012 was a year dedicated to connecting Kinship Fellows both in-person and virtually, encouraging renewed collaboration, sharing innovative ideas, and leveraging resources to catalyze change through community involvement. The webinar series featured Fellows, faculty, and guest speakers presenting on their areas of expertise.

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