This is a very valuable guide to integrating the Open Standards into the fabric of how conservation organizations do business.
If we want to improve the effectiveness of our organizations and be able to make data-informed investment decisions, then we need to be able to connect the information generated using the Open Standards – about what we are conserving, how these ecosystems and species are doing, the threats they are facing, and the effectiveness of our strategies – with our organizations’ information about fundraising, finances, and human resources.
Stewart outlines how to systematize the flow of information between these different business processes, so that we can create high-performing conservation organizations.
This document forms part of her Fulbright Scholar Program Report: see below for a roadmap to complete set of reports.
Institutionalizing the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Stewart 2018)