Foundation News: Network Events

Feb 3, 2016
In today’s media-inundated world, we know that stories resonate for people, regardless of the format in which a story is presented. The ways in which we try to share our stories and connect with others, in hopes that they too can share our passion for an issue or commitment to act, are many...Read more >
Nov 17, 2015
The annual fall Switzer Fellows retreats concluded in early October and were enriching experiences for the new 2015 Fellows and alumni who participated. We are pleased that the ongoing relationship with Rockwood Leadership Institute continues to attract Fellow alums to the retreats, enhancing the...Read more >
Nov 17, 2015
For the last few years, the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) , which is the national affinity group for environmental funders, has opened some of its funder-only gatherings to Switzer Fellows. Our partnership with EGA has evolved as we seek to offer new kinds of professional development...Read more >
Aug 26, 2015
Each year, the Foundation shares its pride in the success of each Fellow and his or her commitment to environmental improvement through science, policy, research and activism. In 2016 we will celebrate the Foundation’s 30th anniversary and are proud to recognize our long-term investment in...Read more >
May 25, 2015
Working with staff from EcoAdapt and the Point Blue Conservation Science nonprofit, Fellow Brenda Zollitsch co-led a working group at the National Adaptation Forum this year to gather information about wetland work related to stormwater management and restoration/mitigation.Read more >
Apr 9, 2015
Calling all Fellows! Help us plan our 30th birthday party! In 2016, it will be 30 years since Bob and Patricia Switzer established the Foundation's endowment with proceeds of the sale of Day-Glo Color Corp. We want to celebrate this occasion with you, and we're ready to start planning some...Read more >
Mar 16, 2015
As we head into preparations for the selection of the 2015 Switzer Fellows (a most exciting time of year for us here!), I have paused for a moment to reflect on the gatherings we’ve had this year with our 2014 Fellows. The 2014 Fellows are the first cohort that has been required to attend two...Read more >
Mar 5, 2015
When you're meeting with policymakers it's important to do your homework, prepare your message, and understand the culture.Read more >
Mar 5, 2015
In this webinar we explore how open access works, what opportunities there are to make academic publications more open, and the resources that are available to assist scientists and researchers to make their work more open.Read more >
Nov 19, 2014
The Switzer Foundation seeks to protect, improve, and sustain our natural environment for the well-being of people and the planet. We have provided funding to 2009 Fellow Carolina Balazs for her ongoing work on historical inequalities in distribution of clean water to disadvantaged communities in California's agricultural Central Valley. Watch our recent webinar with Carolina, and read more about how her work has expanded recently to strengthen engagement between California’s Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) and communities facing environmental injustices.Read more >

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