The Brainerd Foundation

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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Building Infrastructure and Capacity

The Brainerd Foundation has long been a leader in using nontraditional approaches to meet conservation goals.

The Brainerd Foundation is sunsetting. Learn more about what this means for our grantees and our giving in the next few years.
Sunset and beargrass from Abercrombie-Hooknose Roadless Area in northeastern Washington, a part of the Colville National Forest that Conservation Northwest hopes Congress will designate as protected wilderness.  Photo by Eric Zamora.

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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