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Maliasili

Essex Junction, VT | http://www.maliasili.org
Joined in March 2015

About Us

Vision 

2050 Vision of Transformation:

Strong, effective, well-resourced local organizations are leading conservation efforts around the world and delivering outstanding results.

10-Year Vision of Success:

Maliasili is supporting the growth and maturation of a global portfolio of local, entrepreneurial, people-centered conservation organizations that are delivering lasting solutions and impacts in biologically rich landscapes around the world.

 

Mission

To support local conservation organizations become more effective and achieve greater impact.

 

Our Values

The following five values guide our decisions, actions and how we approach our work.

●     Our success comes from our partners’ impact. We are ultimately about conservation impact, which is delivered by our partners’ work and achievements. Our role is to help them do more and do it better.

●     Make the complex simple. In everything we do we strive to create practical, tangible, action-oriented solutions. A key to that is simplicity and clarity.

●     Put people first. When people are supported, when they feel valued, when they are heard, they are able to reach their full potential. Maliasili’s own work depends on outstanding individuals working as an effective team, and we believe conservation is all about the values, interests, and actions of people and how they relate to nature.

●     Survive. Laugh. Adapt. The challenges we face are great, so we must be resilient, have fun and not take ourselves too seriously, learn from failure, and work to constantly iterate and improve our practices,

●     Walk the Talk. One of Maliasili’s great strengths is that most of our advice to our partners is based on our own experience as a growing organization with an ambitious vision. We understand the realities of building and managing an entrepreneurial organization and we expect our own organization to be a model of effective management, teamwork, and all the practices we seek to teach our partners.


Theory of Change 

Maliasili achieves impact in four fundamental and interconnected ways:

●     We find outstanding local and national conservation organizations that are delivering promising solutions in important landscapes, countries, and ecosystems.

●     We help those organizations improve their performance in areas such as strategy, program design, communications, team development, management, and fundraising, so they can achieve greater impact.

●     We invest in a rising generation of conservation leaders by helping them fulfill their potential as leaders of organizations and key drives of systemic change.

●     We work with funders and international organizations, to strengthen support for, and direct resources to, outstanding local and national organizations.

We believe that if we can build a growing portfolio of high-impact local organizations; help them accelerate their growth and impact by becoming more effective, strategic, and efficient organizations; and influence funders to direct a greater share of resources to the best local organizations, then we can achieve transformative impact on conservation in Africa and globally by enabling high-potential local organizations to achieve so much more. 

Vision 

2050 Vision of Transformation:

Strong, effective, well-resourced local organizations are leading conservation efforts around the world and delivering outstanding results.

10-Year Vision of Success:

Maliasili is supporting the…

Issue Areas Include

  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • International Relations
  • Philanthropy

Location

  • 4 Carmichael Street
    Suite 111-193
    Essex Junction, VT 05452

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