Deborah Frey Love

Amplifying Voices, Empowering Change

Lessons Learned from the Western Conservation Communications Hub In the realm of conservation, effective communication is the key to fostering understanding, mobilizing communities, and turning passion into action and tangible results. Over the past five years, the Western Conservation Communications Hub, an initiative powered by Resources Legacy Fund and generously supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, has focused on equipping nonprofits with the tools and capacity to tell compelling, authentic stories and advance narrative change around conservation issues in the West. As this work concludes, and in the spirit of shared learning, we believe it’s important to reflect…

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Strong and Resilient: Supporting Western Conservation Communications

In early March, seemingly a lifetime ago, Alastair Lee Bitsói and I were excitedly preparing for Utah Diné Bikéyah to host the Advisory Board meeting of the Western Communications Hub (the Hub)* in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Hub, which supports non-profit organizations in advancing high-priority communications efforts, received 44 compelling project proposals and the board was tasked with selecting just six to fund. This work is perhaps more important now than ever as in-person communications have screeched to a halt, making digital communication vital to the ongoing work of so many organizations. I have the honor of managing the…