• New Approaches to Evaluation

    Part of the process of continual improvement in communicating for conservation includes gathering baseline data and defining measurable objectives; effective implementation; and tracking progress toward conservation education and action goals.This month we are highlighting some important presentations, articles and resources from Good Measures: New Approaches to Evaluation, a conference held May 22, 2008 and sponsored […]

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  • West Coast Governors Launch Ocean Action Plan

    The Governors of California, Oregon and Washington recently launched an historic action plan to address challenging ocean and coastal management issues along the West Coast. This significant step comes on the heels of another precedent-setting state-driven ocean conservation action, with the passage into law of the Massachusetts Ocean Act of 2008.The West Coast Governors’ Ocean […]

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  • Latest from Washington, DC on Environmental Education

    The Ocean Project continues to encourage our Partners and friends to take action on initiatives to help advance environmental education and literacy. The Campaign for Environmental Literacy, an Ocean Project Partner, has been instrumental in helping advocate for a number of EE initiatives. They report that the last 12 months have brought unprecedented attention to […]

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  • Tracking Ocean Legislation

    E&E Daily reports that several major pieces of oceans legislation are on the move in Congress this year, ranging from coral reef protections to the Law of the Sea ratification measure, are unlikely to make it into law before 2009, senior congressional staff members and oceans advocates say. Ocean advocates assembled for “Capitol Hill Oceans […]

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  • The Ocean Project Receives NOAA Grant

    The Ocean Project was recently awarded a three-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as part of its Environmental Literacy Grants program. The goal of this grant is to significantly increase the effectiveness of our Partners and others in the wider conservation community to bring about real behavior change in their millions […]

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  • 2007 U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card Released

    The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative released its third annual U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card on February 27, 2008. The report card assesses the nation’s progress in 2007 toward implementing the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission, as well as the actions described in the Administration’s U.S. Ocean Action […]

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  • Ready to Lead?Next Generation Speak Out

    A National Study Produced in Partnership by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Meyer Foundation and Idealist.org suggests that a skilled, committed, and diverse pool of next generation leaders would like to be nonprofit executive directors in the future. However, the new national survey of nearly 6,000 next generation leaders also finds […]

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  • The Greener Good: The Enviro-Active Museum

    Check out The Greener Good: The Enviro-Active Museum as an example of sustainability focus in a public venue. As their Website states: As environmental sustainability goes mainstream, many museums are finding they have an expanded role in educating on environmental issues; in turn, these museums realize benefits as they engage the public and attract support. […]

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  • Smart Chart 3.0 is Here

    Smart Chart has released a new version of their planning tool that makes it even easier to craft winning communications plans for non-profit organizations.

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  • The Non-Profit Congress is Online

    Check out The Non-Profit Congress Web presence and promote a place where we all can empower individuals and nonprofits to act collectively for positive change.

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