Hello all! It has been a long time since we have posted a blog and I thought we should address this and talk about what is in the works. At the end of December, we posted on social media that we were going to fill our blogs with history about national parks, bizarre animal relationships, and more. However, I felt this wasn’t the direction we really wanted to go and we were just trying to fill space. When we first started our blog, we had a board member who had a real skill of creating an impactful and thoughtful blog article. When she moved on to a fantastic new job and had to step down with volunteering with us, it left us not knowing exactly which direction to take the blog. So, nothing happened. Even when we were pumping out monthly articles, they were sporadic pieces that didn’t have a rhyme or reason to why we were talking about it besides it was related to conservation in some way. Around last summer is when we started reworking the idea of social media and our brand as a whole and blogs again came up. Still no direction.
Fast forward to January, and we have a new volunteer come onto the team who is stoked for research and constructing articles that make people stop and think. I am personally very excited to start releasing what he has been working on, but I wanted it to be distinguished from the rest of what we have done so far so we are introducing Season 2 of our blogs! One of the main pillars of Conservation Made Simple is education, and further, education that allows the reader to create their own stance on the issue. So, this new season will discuss large topics and attempt to stand unbiased while diving headfirst into both sides of the story to allow you to create your own opinion about it. Whether we are talking about Climate Change, Are Poachers Really Bad People?, or The Real Impact of the Middle Ground, we hope you are able to enjoy the articles and start conversations with friends and family! Our ultimate goal is to make conservation topics and issues simpler for you and we believe we can use our blog platform to do so. With this said, creating these deeper articles is a lot of time and effort and we are making sure we place quality over timeliness, so we will not have a strict schedule but will aim for a once a month article! Thank you all for the support on our other platforms and for standing by and supporting Conservation Made Simple as we continue to grow!!
WOOP WOOP!! Today marks one year of being a 501(c)(3) non-profit and we are extremely excited! This last year was filled with many great memories, challenges, and accomplishments, and we have come out stronger and farther along than any of us had expected. We launched our first official program: Visual Ballads, conducted six booth events over the summer at the Sail-in Cinema in Everett, and started plans for seven programs, three projects, regular events, and an in-depth YouTube channel and podcast! We are beyond grateful for everyone who has followed us along this journey through our social media or newsletter, and for those who have donated to our mission. Although I could go on and on about what the last year has brought, how thankful I am for all your support, and what is to come this next year, I would like to dedicate this post to the people who have made all these wonderful things happen. Conservation Made Simple would not be growing at the rate it is if our team didn’t put blood, sweat, and tears into this organization day in and day out. Keep reading to meet them!
Although Conservation Made Simple is run by an amazing board and volunteers, there are two prominent faces and names that may be familiar to you: Cameron Winkler and Isabel Quimby. While we were preparing our next blog post, we had the idea that some of you may not be familiar with who we are and may be interested in learning more. If you aren’t, well we will see you in next month’s post!
May Oh May What a Month it Will Be!
So why are we so excited about May?? Well, this is the month Conservation Made Simple will be able to mark as the start to an incredible journey! As I write this article, our team is making the final touches to our website, social media posting schedules, and more!