2016 Insight Grant Awards

2016 Insight Grant Awards

Friends of the Jordan River Watershed

Amount: $3000

Project Title: Insight Services with Friends of the Jordan River Watershed

Project Description: Friends of the Jordan River Watershed will work with Freshwater Future do develop board succession planning, fundraising planning and train with advocacy tools.

 

Couchiching Conservancy

Amount: $1875

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Project Description: Couchiching Conservancy will work with Freshwater Future to develop a plan for increasing retention and engagement of their volunteers.

Clean Wisconsin

Amount: $2000

Project Title: 30th Street Corridor Meeting

Project Description: Freshwater Future will work with Clean Wisconsin to prepare and facilitate a meeting with stakeholders working on green infrastructure in Milwaukee.

 

Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy

Amount: $700

Project Title: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy 2016 Insight Work Completion

Project Description: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust will work with Freshwater Future to develop a fundraising plan.

 

A Few Friends for the Environment

Amount: $3000

Project Title: A Few Friends for the Environment and World Insight Grant

Project Description: AFFEW will work with Freshwater Future to build awareness and strength of their organization to create communication pieces and develop a fundraising plan.

 

Religious Coalition for the Great Lakes

Amount: $900

Project Title: Religious Coalition for the Great Lakes Meeting

Project Description: Religious Coalition for the Great Lakes will work with Freshwater Future to present information at their October 26, 2016 meeting about fracking related actives in the Great Lakes as well as lead a mini training related to strategic advocacy campaign development for the coalition.

 

 

The Greening of Detroit

Amount: $3000

Project Title: Greening of Detroit 2016 Insight Grant

Project Description: The Greening of Detroit will work with Freshwater Future to assist with developing a shared narrative for the Greening of Detroit’s primary programs that will provide ea foundation for communications and fundraising.

 

Freshwater Future

Amount: $1000

Project Title: Communication Workshop: How do you get people to care?

Project Description: Freshwater Future staff presented a webinar, free or charge to organizations within their network. Insight award covers coordination, preparation and presentation of webinar to 33 individuals.

 

Blacks in Green

Amount: $4000

Project Title: Blacks in Green Develop a Shared Narrative for Communications and Fundraising

Project Description: Freshwater Future will with with Blacks in Green to review their existing Illinois 1023 form and draft language for federal tax exempt status filing. Additionally, they will identify fiscal policies, assist with developing an organizational budget, provide training for board to understand fiscal responsibilities and policies and develop a fundraising plan.

 

Iron County Watershed Coalition

Amount: $2250

Project Title: Iron County Watershed Coalition 2016 Insight Grant

Project Description: Work with Freshwater Future to provide assistance with organizational development. This work includes a work and program assessment, SWOT analysis and creation of a group focus for future work.

 

American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts

Amount: $3000

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Project Description: American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts will work with Freshwater Future to contract with Freswhater Future staff to provide assistance planning and facilitating a board retreat, as well as additional organizational planning assistance.

 

 

West Grand Boulevard Collaborative

Amount: $3000

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Project Description: Work with Freshwater Future includes development of consensus around draft organizational goals, including the three primary program areas of Conservation, Education and Research, that achieve the optimal valance among programs in order to move toward achieving the mission.

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