As 2022 comes to an end, I am finally returning to my blog after a long hiatus. As pre-pandemic programming has slowly reemerged, I decided it was finally time to dust off my blog to share project updates.
I am thankful for my first bicycle, a gift from my parents at the age of five that inspired a lifelong love for riding. In the years since I have biked to school, to work, to have fun and to run urban errands. Bicycles have given me an affordable way to get around and [...]
Over the last ten years a number of excellent podcasting projects by nonprofits, foundations and social sector consultants came to life. Many of the projects had a strong run but due to funding or capacity limitations have not had the staying power of shows with [...]
On South Farallon Island, my colleagues at Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly Point Reyes Bird Observatory) run a globally-renowned field station in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the program where [...]
Two weeks ago, before the first autumn storm arrived in Northern California, the yellows and golds of the season lit up the canopies of big-leaf maples and black oaks in the iconic valley of Yosemite National Park - a national treasure that was established as a land [...]
Are you looking to expand your network, gain inspiration or gather knowledge from the field? Here's my latest roundup of events and resources for professionals and activists working at the intersection of philanthropy, social change and environment.
In this spring edition of "news and notes" I highlight local groups I admire for their work to help us find a meaningful way forward amid a rapidly changing world. I also spotlight a recent client that works to save island wildlife from extinction and welcome new [...]
The mountain lions of the Santa Monica Mountains draw copious amounts of publicity and support thanks to a widely-respected long-term research study and top-notch communications from the National Park Service. Now, here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the nonprofit [...]