Our wild lands and waters are under attack like never before, the climate crisis is here, and loss of habitat is bringing us closer and closer to life-threatening diseases. Communities of color and indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable to environmental threat and injustice. We must step up and meet these challenges now and for future generations. Our brand of grassroots advocacy, women’s collaborative leadership, and savvy use of humor makes us uniquely qualified to address these interconnected crises and advocate for lasting change.
Over three decades, we have gained prominence as an organization taking on the ever-increasing threats to public lands, waters, and climate. We are ready to expand our work to a new level of effectiveness and impact. To build organizational power means we must strengthen our fundraising and program efforts to:
- Train and mobilize diverse grassroots advocates across the country
- Recruit and retain an inspired, professional staff
- Build a diverse and equitable organization
- Achieve improvements on public lands and more legislative and
To attain these goals, in true Broads’ fashion, we kicked off our Women for the Wild Campaign at our 30th anniversary celebration in September of 2019.
Campaign Funds and Goals
Your gift to the Campaign supports our growth goals for Broads’ program, annual, and capital funds.
Train More Women as Advocates
Program gifts enable Broads to expand advocacy trainings and support for volunteers who step up as Broadband leaders. Gifts also support the implementation of our diversity and inclusion plan to recruit women of all backgrounds to take the lead for public lands.
Increase Advocacy for Wild Lands
Your gift gives us the opportunity to focus on more targeted advocacy initiatives. And when we’ve done all we can in advocacy and grassroots lobbying, we’ll step up litigation when necessary. Broads is proud to announce the launch of the Ginger Harmon Wild Lands Legacy Fund. As a founder, early board member, and female leader who helped frame the personality of Broads, Ginger Harmon is dedicated to protecting wild Utah landscapes and beyond.
Embolden Climate Action
An early campaign gift allowed Broads to hire a new Program Manager to expand education on the link between public lands and climate change. The program will mobilize and coach citizens to be effective climate advocates and train them to restore and monitor land health. The first year of the program is funded; additional gifts will secure its continuation and expansion.
Gaining Ground: Growing Strong
Your support of the Annual Fund will help Broads “step up” our capacity to carry out our mission by building talent in membership, communications, financial management, and fund development.
Getting Rooted: Owning Our National Office
We take our long-term financial and organizational sustainability seriously to ensure we can protect public lands in perpetuity. Therefore, we made the decision, with the support of early donations, to purchase a permanent national office space in Durango, Colorado.
STEP UP—LEAVE A WILD LAND LEGACY
We Need Your Wild Heart
Help us grow a diverse grassroots movement of knowledgeable, motivated, and energized advocates to protect America’s public lands. We can do this, but we can’t do it alone. Join our Women for the Wild Campaign and help us become an even more powerful force for nature.
With your support, we will grow into our full potential—and still remain grounded in all things fun and wild—while growing a diverse women-led movement to protect our public lands and waters for future generations.
If you passionately believe in the importance of wilderness, protecting wild places to curb climate change, and the value of effective women’s leadership in the conservation movement, please step up and give generously to our Women for the Wild Campaign.
as of March 2022
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“The voices and passion of we mature women are so critical at this moment, especially given all of the challenges the world faces today. Great Old Broads for Wilderness empowers and activates us to apply our collective wisdom to these important issues better than any other organization I know of.”
– Ronni Egan, Former Broads’ Executive Director