About The Institute
The Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL) partners with the leaders and groups we serve. We are committed to building relationships and a learning environment that results in lasting change for the group and for the planet. We do this by helping leaders be more effective, by building connections between groups with similar goals, and by supporting groups' progress with planning, fundraising, board development, and other activities.
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ICL’s mission is to strengthen the leaders, organizations, and coalitions or networks that protect and conserve the Earth. ICL uses the tools of consulting, training, coaching, meeting facilitation and research to help groups more effectively accomplish their goals.
Founded as an independent national nonprofit in 1990, the Institute began as a project within National Wildlife Federation in 1988 with support from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Over the years, our programs have evolved from a primary focus on training to a full range of programs and services. We are honored to serve a wide variety of local, state, regional, and national groups working on conservation and environmental issues across North America.