Individual talent prospers within dynamic organisations, and we will only ever be as successful as our partners are strong, capable and strategic.

The long-term sustainability of our partners is a key component of the work we have done together over many years. To help them prepare for success after the end of MAVA’s funding in 2022, we are offering organisational development support.

Organisational Development

Our Organisational Development programme focuses on strengthening the autonomy and resilience of select partners critical to our mission so they can deliver effective conservation without our support.

Taking a holistic approach, we examine all aspects of how a particular organisation functions, from mission, governance and strategy to communications, membership and fundraising, and identify what kind of development is needed.

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A holistic approach

Organisational Development relies on a structured partnership approach between the partner, MAVA and an external advisor across four stages:

  • conducting an in-depth organisational health-check
  • developing a practical and fundable Organisational Development action plan
  • implementation, monitoring and adaptation
  • reporting on progress

Selected partners need to be ready for a challenging journey of reflection, mutual learning and opportunity.

We undertake Organisational Development according to a number of principles, including:

    • partners set the direction for their own development
    • partners are willing to participate and open to change
  • support packages are tailor-made for each partner
  • participation requires the involvement of the whole organisation

Find out more in our Welcome to Organisational Development brochure.

Focus on one of our partners

Facilitator, collaborator, field worker, and activist, Cláudia Pedra is a co-founder of Stone Soup Consulting, specialising in catalysing organisational development that increases social impact and drives positive change.

Cláudia Pedra

Cláudia Pedra

Stone Soup Consulting
Whether our clients are foundations, companies, NGOs or public institutions, we work as partners, co-creating strategies to unleash organisational potential and drive social impact and systemic change.


Simon Mériaux

Manager, Impact & Sustainability

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