Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

PEOPLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

Working with people to protect their natural environment

aka PRCF

Los Angeles, CA

Mission

To conserve biodiversity, ecosystem services, and local cultural identities through participatory solutions that protect and promotes the wise use of natural resources, supports socioeconomic development of communities, and enables adaptation to climate change

Ruling Year

1996

President Director/ Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Fernando Potess

Main Address

1801 Century Park East, 24th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA

Keywords

training, awareness, education, advocacy, mentorship

EIN

75-2641707

 Number

4297143615

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Biological, Life Science Research includes Marine Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, etc.) (U50)

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Our programs

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Community-based conservation initiatives

Sustainable management and use of natural resources

Cultural arts revitalization and ethnic minority livelihoods

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Our Results

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Number of projects showing an upward trend in the number of conservation actions at site

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Sustainable management and use of natural resources

Context notes

Progress in achieving the biodiversity conservation and community involvement objectives of the PRCF program (collection of projects at a site).

Number of conservation areas with evidence that illegal activities causing key threats have declined or stabilized

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Context notes

We can affirm to this through the results of regular patrolling and population assessments at the sites.

Number of community-based biodiversity conservation and management initiatives promoted by the organization

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Sustainable management and use of natural resources

Context notes

Strong stakeholder community involvement in planning, implementation, and monitoring of project/ program activities.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

A state of biodiversity conservation that supports ecosystem functions and enables a sustained form of resource utilization, promoted by self-reliant local communities who have attained stable socioeconomic conditions and maintained their cultural identities.

The organisation holds a 2016-2020 General Strategy. Strategic items to strengthen governance and solidify management are as follows:

1- Strengthen board of directors governance of the organization by promoting their involvement in decision-making and direction

2- Build from present relations with donors and develop additional partnerships that are in line with PRCF mission and objectives

3-Incorporate innovation for project development and conceptualization of proposals into all non-temporary country program technical staff contracts

4-Raise discretional funds not bound to project implementation, and seek and secure other funding sources such as from private philanthropists and corporate sponsorships

5-No expansion into other country programs until present programs have a minimum of six months of secured funding and liquidity for its programmed core expenses

6-Encapsulate all country programs whereby a minimum of 80% of non-discretional incoming funds remains to finance programmed activities and sourcing grant projects  

7-Reduce expenses that are not directly associated with project implementation or financial management, with corporate governance remaining an a pro bono basis

8-Produce quarter and annual general and country program ledgers that specify income, expenditures, discretional funds, and liquidity. Summaries to the Board of Directors

9-Tighten financial governance to ensure diligence, transparency, and appropriate financial accountabilities

Strong and supportive members of the Board of Directors

Dedicated and technically strong President Director, doubling as Chief Executive Officer, who is present in the field and working closely with country program officers.

Dedicated, technically competent, and efficient country program managers and directors.

Annual assessments and comparison between progress and programmed strategic needs, reported to the Board of Directors. Thereafter redefinition of priorities to be accomplished during the upcoming calendar year, still aiming to meet the 2016-2020 strategic objectives.

Most of the items in the strategy to strengthen governance and management of the organisation are ongoing and advancing. The one items the has been difficult to secure is to:

Raise discretional funds not bound to project implementation, and seek and secure other funding sources such as from private philanthropists and corporate sponsorships

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PEOPLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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