Still in the making
Learning to let go (to come in 2022)
Like many foundations, we have adapted our decision-making model throughout our evolution to align with changes to our levels of ambition, amount of funds to allocate and shifting context. This short article will outline the different models we have used along with the pros, cons and thoughts on what it takes to make it work.
Merging foundations (to come in 2022)
While mergers are well known in the private sector, they are still rare in the association sector, and even more so in foundations. The merger of Fondation Internationale du Banc d’Arguin (FIBA) and MAVA is a unique example. The lessons we learnt could be useful to the foundation community as well as to the sometimes cautious non-profit sector when it comes to making radical organisational decisions.
Tripartite partnerships for Organisational Development Support (to come in 2022)
The long-term sustainability of our partners is a key component of the work we have done together over many years. This learning product will explore our approach to strengthening the autonomy and resilience of selected partners through Organisational Development support and will highlight the lessons learnt from the triangular relationship donor – partner – consultant.
Conservation Strategies (to come in 2022)
What lessons can be learned from 25 years of conservation experience across diverse organisation, broad thematic and geographic scope? This learning product will allow us to capitalise on MAVA’s experience of what worked and what didn’t in the implementation of these conservation strategies and to share our findings to the conservation community and to other foundations in particular.