well grounded (adj)

1based on good evidence or reasons: soundly based; well founded.
2having a good training in or knowledge of a subject.


Monday 15 Jun 2015

Well Grounded will be participating in a Congress focused on building capacity for conservation and resource management in Africa that is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from July 27-30 2015. 

Well Grounded will be co-facilitating day 3 of the Congress, during which participants will explore ways in which effective leadership and strong organisations can enhance conservation goals. For more information about the session, please download the document that is on the right-hand side of this page.

Wednesday 8 Jul 2015

While we may sometimes think of an organization as a structure, something more or less permanent, organizations are, of course, never static things. They are always in process - their visions change, as do their missions, structures, activities, donors, and staff. One of my biggest learnings has been that to truly appreciate the nature of process and change in organizations, I have had to work at seeing the world very differently.

Friday 8 May 2015

In 2014, Well Grounded started a research initiative with another organisation working on similar issues in East Africa, Maliasili Initiatives.

The purpose of the research was to explore what works and what doesn’t in terms of organisation development for African civil society organisations (CSOs) active in the conservation, natural resources and community rights sectors.


Pillars of a strong and healthy organisation

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  • A vision aimed at environmental and social justice

  • Programmes, projects and campaigns based on evidence and analysis, with clear rationales

  • Accountable and responsive to the communities and groups with which the organisation is working

  • A functioning internal system of governance that is transparent and reflects the vision and values of the organisation

  • Mobilise and manage resources needed responsibly and transparently, accounting for them clearly and on time

  • Provide appropriate management and support for the people involved in the organisation

  • Work to the highest possible ethical standards

  • Open and ready to learn from experience and from others and to work with others