To prospective project partners
We do, however, like to work with experienced partners — usually local NGOs — and we are open to considering projects proposed by others. (See our selection criteria for our conservation work.)
To evaluate conservation opportunties, we like to have the following information:
- the conservation objective(s) and background information;
- an outline of a work plan, with the time frame;
- a budget or estimated costs, including, if there is more than one funder, separate columns for each funder/proposed funder;
- information on the context (Is this project part of a greater effort? How does it fit in with related past, present and future work?);
- complete information on the status of any other funding (and updates if anything changes);
- info on proposed project personnel, if known.
The work plan should describe actions to be taken in concrete terms rather than in terms of what is to be accomplished. So, instead of using vague phrases like "capacity building" and "educational outreach", please describe the specific actions to be taken in plain language.
If sending a written proposal, 10-point font size appreciated (saves paper).
Thanks for your interest in working with us. We are very impressed with what local NGOs are able to accomplish for conservation in a cost effective manner.
Please write to us at (Anne) or (Tom).