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The Stewardship Network

Together for Nature

aka Stewardship Network   |   Ann Arbor, MI   |  www.stewardshipnetwork.org

Mission

The Stewardship Network's mission is to connect, equip, and mobilize people and organizations to care for land and water in their communities. Through shared experiences, knowledge, and resources, we continue to build an ever larger and more impactful network of place-based collectives to do the most important work of our lifetimes. Think of us as the broad trunk of a tree, sustaining an expanding canopy of flowering branches. While we’re removing administrative hurdles and supporting TSN Member Communities with vital, right-sized, centralized services, they’re out in the field pouring thousands and thousands of annual work hours into our ecosystems. The “branches” then return their hard-won lessons and best practices to us so we can disseminate them to all.

Ruling year info

2004

CEO & Founder

Lisa Brush

Main address

416 Longshore Dr

Ann Arbor, MI 48105 USA

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EIN

56-2471470

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Community Coalitions (S21)

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Our programs

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Connect

CONNECT | The Stewardship Network has become an enormous nexus of relevant, specialized knowledge through decades of successful collaboration. While that hard-earned wisdom is leveraged all year long in service of our TSN Member Communities, we chose long ago to dedicate a meaningful portion of our energies to sharing these learnings with the widest audience possible. Today, those activities include:

The Stewardship Network Conference
The Stewardship Network Spring Challenge
The Stewardship Network Monthly Webcasts
The Stewardship Network Nature Photography Competition
The Stewardship Network Member Communities’ Events
The Stewardship Network Distributed Leadership Program
The Stewards’ Circle program (Huron Arbor Cluster)
Classroom speaking and student mentorship
Community engagement events

To learn more about our programs visit our website at www.stewardshipnetwork.org

Population(s) Served
Adults

EQUIP | The Stewardship Network provides backbone support and technology systems to TSN Member Communities across the nation. Our approach builds inclusivity and diversity into land stewardship efforts and we fully embrace the unique supporting role we play in sparking change through these team efforts. Current TSN services include:

Stewardship training and education
Coordinator support and leadership development
Event registration/communications
Structural technology support and communication services
Administrative, HR, and fiduciary services
Integrated technology, systems, and TSN support staff services
TSN Gloves for Good (available to Member Communities and allies)
TSN Events Calendar (available to Member Communities and allies).

Population(s) Served
Adults

MOBILIZE | Through our Member Communities Program, TSN makes collaborative ecological stewardship accessible to every community, empowering stewards from all walks of life and experience levels to care for our environment together. Every day we build and sustain this diverse network of individuals and organizations to make real impact and generate new solutions to the pressing socio-ecological issues of our time. The work we do with and through our TSN Member Communities is the heart of our organization and is absolutely vital to humanity’s shared future:

Land stewardship & ecological health projects
Invasive species management & early detection and response (EDRR)
Habitat management, biological diversity, and landscape connectivity
Water quality and watershed restoration
Regenerative and local agricultural food ecosystems
Social-ecological network assessment and visualization
Strategic planning, organizational development, and business planning

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Science and Practice of Ecology and Society Award 2013

Foundation for Scientific Symbiosis

Carl N. Becker Stewardship Award 2015

The Natural Areas Association

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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The Stewardship Network

Board of directors
as of 01/03/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Francisco Ollervides

Green Leadership Trust

Term: 2024 - 2026

Lisa Brush

The Stewardship Network

Chris Theriot

Resource Recycling Systems, Inc.

Mark Shepard

New Forest Farm

Rick Bunch

5 Lakes Energy

Annie Burke

Together Bay Area

Shawn Johnson

Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy, University of Montana

Francisco (Paco) Ollervides

Green Leadership Trust

Renee Wallace

Doers Edge LLC, FoodPLUS Detroit, ReMark Composting Solutions

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/3/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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