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Self-led organisational development

Conservation organisations today face urgent and complex challenges. There is a growing recognition that capacity for conservation should be scaled up quickly in high biodiversity countries to help conservation organisations become more effective.

This website is a free online resource that can help conservation organisations to develop themselves to be stronger, more resilient and able to deliver enduring conservation impacts. All you have to do is register!

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Assess

Through the use of tailored questions and results, the organisational assessment helps you to identify the strengths and areas for development within your organisation.

The assessment is split into 12 themes. You can complete the full assessment and answer all of the questions, or you can complete just the themes that are relevant to your organisation.

Ask other members of your organisation to join and complete the assessment to see a combined range of views.

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Plan

Use our bespoke template to identify development priorities. Once you have identified your priorities, plan how to strengthen your organisation in these areas and identify key indicators in order to evaluate your progress.

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Strengthen

Use over 150 resources and case studies focused around key themes of organisational development to help strengthen key components of your organisation and build capacity.

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Share

Capacity for Conservation is a growing resource for conservation organisations developed by conservation organisations just like yours. It aims to be a user-led community promoting mutual exchange and learning. Use the website to share your organisational development experiences by completing a case study or adding resources that have been beneficial to you.

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Monitor

Every organisation differs in its monitoring needs, and the Capacity for Conservation Indicator List is adapted for your own capacity development and planning needs. Repeat your organisational assessment once a year to see how your organisation has improved and identify key indicators to assess your progress.

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Assessments for your organisation

We believe that building strong conservation organisations is one of the most effective means of making lasting contributions to conservation. Use the assessment to identify which areas of your organisation are strong and those you might need to develop. Invite others from your organisation to join you!

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Resources to strengthen development goals

Develop your organisation in areas where you need support by finding and using tried and tested resources; learn from others’ experiences; achieve – and sustain – your conservation and organisational development goals.

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Why register?

Access free resources

Capacity for Conservation has an extensive database with over 150 resources and case studies available for you to use, which are continually being reviewed and updated.

Grow your community

Invite team members to join the website to assess and support the development of your organisation.

Improve your organisation

Identify your organisational development priorities and plan how to strengthen these areas using the Organisational Development Planning guide and template.

Monitor your progress

Repeat your organisational assessment once a year to see how your organisation has improved and identify key indicators to assess your progress.

Who we are

Capacity for Conservation is an aid to self-led organisational development. It aims to support you to strengthen your organisation to achieve – and sustain – your conservation and organisational development goals. We believe that building strong conservation organisations is one of the most effective means of making lasting contributions to conservation.

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