Category: Partnership strategies

Place-based Partnerships for Social Change (Newsletter)

Three years have quickly passed since I started Connected to Place. I feel so fortunate to work with great clients who care about improving the quality of their communities, cities, regions and states. While I initially focused on education and transportation behavior due to my background in both fields, I now support place-based partnerships for a…

By mbiggar December 7, 2018 0

Supportive Conditions for Living Car-Lite

“Most of us think of transportation as a means to an end, but the way we move from one place to another has profound effects on natural resources, community, and personal well-being.” – Liz Maw, Chief Executive Officer, Net Impact   Transportation accounts for the largest percentage of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) at state (California– 39%),…

By mbiggar March 30, 2018 0

Backbone Support for Cross-Sector Collaboratives (Newsletter)

In this newsletter: California Outdoor Engagement Coalition San Francisco Children and Nature Network Plan for Environmental Literacy in CA Collective Impact Convening, April 3-5 in Austin, TX Resources and Opportunities San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Strategic Plan Planet Vision Latino Outdoors ED Opening Whether working to protect the environment, enhance community health and sustainability, improve educational…

By mbiggar March 1, 2018 0

Making Partnerships for Social Change Work: Common Ground and Funded Support (Newsletter)

Breaking news on a host of problems including gun violence, climate-related disasters, sexual harassment, systemic racism and political propaganda nearly every day is overwhelming and can leave us feeling hopeless. It challenges our ability to cultivate a sense of gratitude during this time of Thanksgiving. We need to look beyond the news and headlines to find reasons for gratitude and hope.…

By mbiggar November 14, 2017 0

Strategic Partnerships and Environmental Education (Newsletter)

Connected to Place Spring 2017 Newsletter Content California’s Environmental Literacy Steering Committee ChangeScale, a Bay Area environmental education collaborative Recent Publications and Writings Many organizations are working together across communities in California and the Bay Area to connect our children to nature and help them develop environmental literacy. Young people armed with deep knowledge of…

By mbiggar May 18, 2017 0

Collaborative Impact for Environmental Literacy

Thanks to California’s Environmental Literacy Steering Committee supported by State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, Ten Strands, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and many other partners around the state, progress is being made to make environmental literacy an integral part of every child’s education. In this post for Ten Strands, I write about the great work ChangeScale is…

By mbiggar May 16, 2017 0