Letting go...and moving forward

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Letting go...and moving forward

After 23 years, moving an office is about more than furniture and boxes. For our co-director, Keiki Kehoe, it was also about reflecting on more than two decades of work and experiencing firsthand what our grantees have been telling us for a while now -- that the very nature of the workplace is changing.

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How do we win against weaponized chaos?

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How do we win against weaponized chaos?

One year into the current -- very strange -- political reality, and inspired by David Domke, we asked the experts at Resource Media to share their advice for nonprofit communicators in this time of the "new normal." Their recommendations were not silver bullets, but rather rock solid reminders of the lessons we must continue to reinforce.

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Public Lands, Common Ground: How an experimental program in Oregon is empowering new voices for conservation

Public Lands, Common Ground: How an experimental program in Oregon is empowering new voices for conservation

Learn more about how one of our grantees is channeling new interest in keeping public lands in public hands, experimenting with sharing power, and including more diverse communities in the process.

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Can nonprofits design our way to a better future?

Can nonprofits design our way to a better future?

One of our grantees has adopted a toolkit used by the for-profit product development world, and it seems to be working. In this interview with Hope Rippeon of the League of Conservation Voters, she explains how design thinking is pushing her organization to choose, prioritize, develop, and evaluate real solutions.

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What happens when a sleeping giant wakes?

What happens when a sleeping giant wakes?

In this Medium post, the Brainerd Foundation is pleased to highlight the work of our colleagues at the Conservation Alliance. Their work in defense of public lands is an object lesson in what 21st Century advocacy can look like.

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What this moment demands of philanthropy

What this moment demands of philanthropy

These are extraordinary times for our country. At the Brainerd Foundation, we are focused on protecting the environment in the Pacific Northwest, but we recognize the challenge of this moment goes well beyond our air, land, and water.

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4 things our foundation learned last year about supporting effective advocacy

4 things our foundation learned last year about supporting effective advocacy

With our foundation's sunset in sight, we decided to step back and reflect on what it takes to be effective in today's social and political environment.

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New technology for #newPower campaigns

New technology for #newPower campaigns

Smart organizations are taking advantage of the democratization of media with 'open source' campaigns that invite supporters to participate on their terms.

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