Seles Li, Michael Savoie, Erika Stark, Jacob Wilson
Katherine Foo, Lorraine Higgins
March – May, 2018
Nonprofit organizations need to consistently self-assess their programming and partnerships in order to function effectively to further the environmental governance movement. This project assessed the programming and partnerships of the Port Phillip EcoCentre, a sustainability focused nonprofit in Melbourne, Australia. Our program analysis determined that the EcoCentre’s programming should focus on these areas: participant survey consistency with qualitative metrics, obtain feedback data on multi- session programs, more engagement through hands-on and active learning opportuni- ties, and maintain their current quality of programming. We created knowledge flow maps to evaluate the flow of knowledge between the EcoCentre and its stakeholders, and a stakeholder diagram to evaluate these stakeholders’ level of significance. This analysis concluded that the EcoCentre should focus their effort on the stakeholders they are the most connected with and those relationships that can produce systemic change with less effort. These recommendations and conclusions on programming and partnerships for the EcoCentre will serve as an outside look into the EcoCentre’s oper- ations for their Strategic Plan for the 2018-2021 cycle.