501c3 Business Development Plan for World Forest ID Consortium

Display Name: 
Maite Knorr-Evans
Affiliation: 
WRI

Since 2016 the WFID Consortium has made great strides in developing the above-mentioned reference datasets and has subsequently drawn the attention of global corporate and enforcement entities interested in using this data. Our successes have led to the rapid growth of the Consortium’s activities; growth that the Consortium (specifically, Advisory Board members representing each institution) no longer has the capacity to maintain.
The overall objective of this contract is to assist the WFID Advisory Board in the establishment of a 501(c)(3) WFID entity, suggestions for the most appropriate business model (e.g. WFID staffing and governance structures) that will be needed to successfully scale WFID program activities through fundraising and partnership building.