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Nature's Keepers: The Remarkable Story of How the Nature Conservancy Became the Largest Environmental Organization in the World

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With more than $3.7 billion in assets and annual revenue of $800 million, the Nature Conservancy has generated staggering growth that would be the envy of any business.

Incorporated in 1951 by a small circle of concerned ecologists, the Conservancy has grown financially into the world's largest environmental organization. It has one million members--up from 500,000 in 199
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Hardcover, 252 pages
Published March 18th 2005 by Jossey-Bass
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Scott
Oct 20, 2010 Scott rated it liked it
A glowing review of the Nature Conservancy's growing pains through the heroic stories of a few select leaders. This is not a dirt-digging piece on the missteps of a awkwardly capitalistic, globalizing mega-organization. In fact Birchard, like the Conservancy, chooses to focus on the forward progress of the organization rather than to dwell on the specifics of controversial subjects, like those exposed in the Washington Post articles mentioned in Chapter 1 and discussed in Chapter 10. In this way ...more
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Bill Birchard, freelance writer and journalist, http://www.mv.com/ipusers/whb/ examines the non-profit organization, The Nature Conservancy http://www.nature.org/ culture and management beginning with its humble beginnings in 1951 to surmount obstacles and crises and evolve into its respected position today as the leading international organization dedicated to preserving the diversity of life on Earth - - more than $3.7 billion in assets, annual revenue of $860 million, and about one million me ...more
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Jul 28, 2009 Joyce rated it liked it
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The author looks at the growth of the Nature Conservancy by examining nine highly influential people in the organization. He takes a business management approach and looks at the way these people handled challenges.
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Apr 12, 2015 Melissa rated it liked it
A great merging of the history of an organization and leadership lessons. I enjoyed both.
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