Financially healthy organizations
Effective nature conservation is most often built on solid nature conservation management plans. However, it should also be built on sound financial and business planning. To become financially healthy institutions, nature conservation and park management organizations need detailed, up-to-date information on their funding streams and costs of their programs. With this information they can build realistic budgets, financial plans and strategies to achieve financial sustainability.
Understanding your resource needs
To determine the type of financial resources an organization needs, we help identify the main gaps in these resources and calculate the current and projected costs of conservation programs. We help design customized budget templates, dashboards and reports to communicate these needs to donors and stakeholders.
Building strategic plans
Financial planning is inextricably linked to solid business planning. We build tailored and innovative business plans to minimize and cover resource needs for optimal conservation programs.
We screen funding sources and design conservation finance solutions for a strategic resource mobilization. We develop business plans that go from improving existing strategies to tapping into alternative funding sources or mechanisms, and forging constructive partnerships.
Our Eco2Fin framework
Through our in-house framework, Eco2Fin, we identify potential sources for long-term financing and develop strategic steps to mobilize funds for nature conservation. We complement the Eco2Fin approach with participatory approaches, tailored questionnaires, desk research and training. In our training programs we share our knowledge to ensure long-lasting, sound financial and business planning for maximum conservation impact.
Business planning projects
Conservation funding from a water monitoring lab on Roatán
Wolfs Company analyzed the potential and built a business case to support the introduction of a local water monitoring lab as a new source of conservation funding for BICA Roatán. Untapped opportunities for funding and
A resource mobilization strategy to protect the Mediterranean Sea
Wolfs Company led a consortium of international consultants to assist The MedFund in designing its 2021-2025 resource mobilization strategy and action plan. This project was executed in collaboration with Sid Embree (AtmosClear Canada Inc.) and
Sustainable finance for Park management in Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten
Assist Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF), St. Eustatius National Parks (STENAPA) and the Nature Foundation Sint Maarten (NFSXM) to strengthen their ability to achieve sustainable financing of the National Parks in Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten.
Marine park financing advice to MPAConnect network
As a strategic advisor of MPAConnect, Wolfs Company has worked with multiple Marine Protected Area (MPA) managers from the Wider Caribbean to strengthen their business plans and capacities for sustainable financing. The MPAConnect network MPAConnect
Practice Standards for Conservation Trust Funds
Wolfs Company and our partner Aligning Visions were commissioned by the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) and a Task Force of around 20 international experts to develop the 2020 version of the Practice Standards for Conservation Trust Funds,
Financial Planning for Marine Parks in Belize and Honduras
“Using Wolfs’ new financial planning tool has helped us to clearly identify financial gaps, and the challenge is to continually find ways of diversifying our funding sources. We have a great start with generating our own
Dashboard for impact investors
Wolfs Company has developed a framework to monitor and assess investors’ impact and presenting key results through an attractive dashboard. The framework builds on the results-based management approach used by OECD, integrating natural capital and
Enhancing sustainable financing strategies for marine protected areas in Belize and Honduras
The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) in Belize and the Roatan Marine Park (RMP) in Honduras are two of the organisations managing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) region. Wolfs
BEST 2.0 – Capacity Building and Increased Financing for Monitoring Programmes for Coral Reefs in the Turks and Caicos Islands
In 2017, Wolfs Company received a Small Swift Grant under the BEST 2.0 Programme, funded by the European Commission, to implement the project “Capacity Building and Increased Financing for Long Term Monitoring Programmes for Coral