This summer, the Rhode Island Woodland Partnership (RIWP)’s 2017-21 Strategic Plan was recognized with a 2017 Rhode Island Smart Growth Award for “Outstanding Smart Growth Policy/Plan.” This acknowledgement came as a surprise but affirms that forest conservation and stewardship fit into big-picture planning efforts that include cities and their surroundings. It was one of several annual awards presented by Grow Smart Rhode Island, a nonprofit that provides statewide leadership for diverse publi
It seems you can't swing a dead cat without running into a multi-sectoral partnership these days.
The good news is that we are learning more about what makes them tick and how to get them up to speed faster.
This article, How Multi-Sector Health Partnerships Evolve, for example, looks at the phases of development in partnerships that seems applicable to what I've seen among RCP's.
The health partnerships are regional too! The other thing that caught my eye was the organizational diversit
Dollars and acres are an important outcome metric of the Jessie B. Cox Trust’s Donated Land and Easement Program, but they are not the only measure of success. The initial feedback from RCP coordinators about the implementation of their transaction funds suggest that they have many benefits beyond the program’s instrumental value of conserving priority habitat:
Promoting learning and mentoring. Sharing and reciprocity are essential components of the health of any team. Each proposal review pr
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