Power to the (young) people: celebrating an inspired pathway for new activists in Alaska

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Power to the (young) people: celebrating an inspired pathway for new activists in Alaska

Twenty years ago, a group of young Alaskans imagined a program that would engage, train, and inspire young people to stand up for the environment. This year, that program—Alaska Youth for Environmental Action—celebrates all the people who have shaped it, supported it, and made it so successful.

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Educating in perilous times: preparing tomorrow's change agents

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Educating in perilous times: preparing tomorrow's change agents

Professor Neva Hassanein shares five observations about how graduate training, or education "of a certain kind," can play a role in environmental and social movements.

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How one nonprofit is giving power to millennials and benefiting from their perspective, passion, and purpose.

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How one nonprofit is giving power to millennials and benefiting from their perspective, passion, and purpose.

The Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) was looking for a way to increase the membership and engagement of younger Oregonians in its work. So, they started an Emerging Leaders Board to keep OEC connected and relevant to the concerns and interests of millennials.

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Grantee Close-up: Emerging Leaders Board

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Grantee Close-up: Emerging Leaders Board

Take a deeper dive into the Oregon Environmental Council's emerging leaders board, which OEC created as a way to increase the membership and engagement of younger Oregonians in its work.

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Ten years from now, who will lead us?

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Ten years from now, who will lead us?

The nonprofit sector is experiencing a leadership crisis. We did some deep listening and found that current mid-career leaders are in need of professional development, so our board approved a grant to fund a mid-career institute for environmental leaders.

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3 ways to support the next gen of environmental leaders

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3 ways to support the next gen of environmental leaders

This short article authored by the Brainerd Foundation summarizes three strategies for strengthening the next generation of conservation leaders in the Northwest.

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The future of conservation: a return to our roots?

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The future of conservation: a return to our roots?

At the Brainerd Foundation's 2015 grantee design lab, the task at hand was to figure out what investments the foundation could make during its sunset years to support a strong and sustainable Northwest conservation movement. Ideas that had legs focused on real human connection.

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