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Oryx Journal paper: What makes conservationists persevere? Resilience strategies at work

Resilience (i.e. positive adaptation to professional challenges) can help individuals thrive in their roles. We interviewed 22 conservationists with professional experience working in low-income countries with high biodiversity and explored what helped and what hindered them in their work. We used thematic analysis to identify factors related to positive and negative psychological states and strategies to promote resilience at work. The results revealed factors that were associated with positive psychological states, including achievements and recognition for work.
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Trustee Recruitment Cycle: How to complete a skills audit

Strong boards have trustees with a mix of professional skills, personal experience and different perspectives. The ideal combination depends on your charity's purpose and strategy. A skills audit can help you find that combination.
Created: 2022-07-04 Language: EN
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Trustee Recruitment Cycle

The Trustee Recruitment Cycle has been developed to supports boards to recruit and assess trustees in an effective and inclusive way.
Created: 2022-07-04 Language: EN
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12 Tips for Onboarding New Team Members

This resource provides tips and strategies for effectively integrating new colleagues into your organisation, whether it's virtual or in-person. 
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Developing and modelling a positive safeguarding culture: A tool for leaders

A tool to help facilitate honest discussion and generate conversations to support teams or organisations to make important culture changes within their working environments in relation to safeguarding.
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Safeguarding resources

An organisation might use this resource when those within the organisation need to understand what safeguarding is and access guidance resources, and tools to help improve safeguarding policies and practices within the organisations and throughout their programmes of work. 
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visit.org

Visit.org work to enhance the mission of impactful social organizations by facilitating mutually beneficial interactions between people and communities around the world. They do so by helping companies discover & book hundreds of carefully curated social impact team experiences led by & benefiting local nonprofits and social ventures.
Case Study

Skills Mapping & Prioritisation for the Pogány-havas Association

Synopsis  The Pogány-havas Association works to conserve mountain hay meadows in Romania, which are among the most biodiverse in Europe but are at immediate risk from abandonment or conversion into sheep pasture.  With a broad mandate and many varied projects, we were overwhelmed by a sense of obligation to communicate and justify…
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Organisational Roles - Template and Outline

Is your NGO starting to grow or are you just starting out, and need to clarify/outline internal roles? This document outlines different organisational roles within NGOs, detailing the types of responsibilities typically appointed to the individuals holding these roles.  
Internal Document

Time Management Tools

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone trying to manage their own - or their team's - workload and time management   An organisation might use this resource when…. Reviewing workloads, allocating tasks to staff, planning or implementing projects or developing internal capacity development plans   How can this resource…
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Mind Tools

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone who wants to learn the practical, straightforward skills you need to excel in your career   An organisation might use this resource when…. Individuals in that organisation are looking to be more effective, be a better manager and leader, or be more successful…
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Leading a Nonprofit Organisation: Tips and Tools for Executive Directors and Team Leaders

Who would find this resource useful? New or current Executive Directors, or anyone leading or managing a team/committee within a nonprofit.   An organisation might use this resource when…. Wishing to strengthen its leadership capacity or that of others   How can this resource help?
Internal Document

Ya’axché Orientation Template

Who would find this resource useful? Organisation leaders and anyone who manages people in their work   An organisation might use this resource when…. Orienting new staff members or volunteers   How can this resource help? It is an orientation checklist for a self-guided introduction to the conservation organisation which…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
Internal Document

International Volunteer Information Manual

Who would find this resource useful? Organisation leaders and anyone who manages people in their work   An organisation might use this resource when…. Orienting new staff members or volunteers   How can this resource help? It is a manual for a self-guided introduction to the Belizean conservation organisation which…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
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Staff Appraisal Template and Notes

Who would find this resource useful? An organisation that wants to implement a simple staff appraisal system. An organisation might use this resource when…. wanting to implement a staff appraisal system. The purpose of Appraisal is: To ensure that staff are carrying out their duties to the standard required To ensure…
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Code of Ethics & Conduct for NGOs

Who would find this tool useful? Anyone looking at how an organisation should be conducted ethically, through a broad spectrum of areas, such as Fundraising, HR, Governance, Partnerships, Finance, Communications, Organisational Management, etc.   An organisation might use this resource when…. Reviewing their organisation's operations, taking into account its principles,…
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The fundamentals of NGO financial sustainability

Who would find this resource useful? Organisational leaders and individuals seeking to enhance the sustainability of their organisations.  An organisation might use this resource when…. This manual provides a meaningful, flexible source of tools to enable users to enhance the operational sustainability of their organizations in delivering vital services. Sustainability…
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Working with Consultants

Who would find this resource useful? No-governmental organisations, grant makers, capacity builders, and intermediary organizations will An organisation might use this resource when…. Seeking to better understand the key concepts and elements of effective consulting relationships, the mechanics of contracts and requests for proposals, and what working with consultants requires…
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