SHIFT for the Planet Connects Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Initiatives with Funders
—SHIFT and 1% for the Planet sponsor unique pitch event at 2017 SHIFT Festival—
September 19, 2017 (Jackson, WY)—The fundamental challenge facing nonprofit organizations in the conservation and outdoor recreation communities is often securing the funding necessary to do their work.
SHIFT for the Planet, taking place November 1 at the 2017 SHIFT Festival, tackles this challenge head-on by connecting potential funders with organizations diligently working to leverage outdoor recreation for conservation gains in one of seven categories: non-profit leadership, business leadership, public land-management innovation, technology, adventure athletes, and youth engagement.
“For three years, SHIFT has awarded individuals and nonprofit organizations doing unique, important work to unite communities with outdoor recreation and the conservation of public lands,” said Christian Beckwith, founder and director of SHIFT. “But this year we’re excited to give some of them a stage to spotlight their work and connect with leaders who may provide the extra guidance and funding needed to grow and enhance their efforts.”
Designed in partnership with 1% for the Planet, Silicon Couloir, George B. Storer Foundation and Blue Sky Funders Forum, SHIFT for the Planet has pre-vetted a selection of nonprofit organizations who are doing the most impactful, innovative conservation work in the country this year. Their work will be spotlighted in a series of presentations that highlight the work’s focus, impact, and a central challenge facing its ongoing success. The presentations will be made to an audience of business members, private and corporate funders, individual donors, and peers.
2017 SHIFT for the Planet presenters include:
Following the event, a private gathering will be hosted by the George B. Storer Foundation for funders and conservation stewards to network, allowing opportunities to discuss challenges and opportunities, and learn from leaders about ways to align and enhance the impact of their funding strategies.
The 2017 SHIFT Festival explores The Business Case for Public Lands. In the days that follow SHIFT for the Planet, funders and nonprofits will have the opportunity to continue their interactions with other businesses, organizations and individuals working to protect our public lands.
Tickets for the 2017 SHIFT Festival are on sale now. For more information, visit www.shiftjh.org.
ABOUT 1% FOR THE PLANET: 1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together to accelerate smart environmental giving. To date, it has facilitated more than $150 million dollars in support for the environment.
ABOUT SHIFT: SHIFT (Shaping How we Invest For Tomorrow) is an annual festival that explores issues at the intersection of conservation, outdoor recreation and cultural relevancy. It is a project of The Center for Jackson Hole, whose mission is to strengthen the coalition of interests devoted to our public lands.