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Aspens in Mount Adams Country in Oregon, where locals promote sustainable connections between the land, local economies, and rural communities. Photo provided by Jay McLaughlin, for Mt. Adams Resource Stewards.

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Bridging the Divide

As the foundation prepares to sunset in the next decade, it is increasingly shifting its focus to developing citizen capacity to build a sustainable and more effective conservation movement.

The Brainerd Foundation is sunsetting. Learn more about what this means for our grantees and our giving in the next few years.
Burrowing owl.  Photo by Paul Bannick.

Brainerd Recommends

How do your target audiences decide to listen to you (or not)?

And how can understanding the decision-making process make you smarter and more effective in your communications? A recently released video from The Communications Network attempts to answer these questions. Highly recommended for anyone out there trying to influence a target audience. Read more