At the end of each year, we ask all staff to put forward organisations they think do great work to help communities manage the places that are important to them, to be considered for an annual gift.
We occupy an extremely fortunate space in conservation – we don’t rely directly on government or even philanthropic funds.
Conservation Management is a Social Enterprise – we are purpose driven but operate as a commercial company, managing commercial risks. Our team have all worked in both Government and not-for-profit agencies and know well the ups-and-downs of funding linked to politics and the community’s giving ability.
Our accountability is firmly with those corporations and organisations that choose to become our clients. This gives us independence and an opportunity to influence not only individual programs and their landscape as collaborators, but much larger areas as we branch out across the globe.
Our purpose is to help people to manage landscapes to be healthier. If we generate profit at the end of a financial year, we split this 70/30. 70% is reinvested into supporting programs with pro-bono support or through a cash donation, while the 30% is distributed to shareholders.
This year, we chose Karrkad Kanjdji Trust because they support cultural, social, economic, environmental and wellbeing programs – a true community approach. Their work is innovative and growing, a solid example of building independence and capacity that forges a path for others.
The Karrkad Kanjdji Trust (pronounced garr-gut gun-jee) works with Indigenous Ranger groups in one of the most culturally rich and biodiverse regions of Australia, West and Central Arnhem Land. Karrkad Kanjdji brings together ranger groups, communities and philanthropists to address some of our nation’s most pressing issues, including environmental conservation, education and employment. If you would like to support them too, it’s all here: https://www.kkt.org.au/support-us/