I was looking at our profile in a grant application. It lists for each program "short term success", "long term success" and "example of success". Where can I update this information in our GuideStar profile?
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A list of current programs saved to your profile can be found under Bronze / Programs & Maps when updating your Profile. I would check there first.
Also, the Platinum section would be the section to report results and metrics in relation to programs you have listed on your Profile.
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Good morning. Thank you for getting back to me.
I am applying for a grant at the North Face and when I click on our GuideStar profile there, I see these metrics for each of our programs that I would like to answer but cannot find in your website. Short term success, long term success, example of success…
Below a copy of what I see on the North Face grant application page (link just below):
Thank you for your assistance.
Program: Conserving Together-STEM Educational
Feronia Forward is an emanation of Feronia Forests LLC, an award-winning Certified B Corporation dedicated to sustainable full forestry. We utilize Feronia’s forest at Ramblewild as a year-round living laboratory with practical applications to science, technology, engineering & math. Ramblewild is a special eco-adventure destination in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, that incorporates a tree-to-tree aerial park, miles of nature trails, a low ropes course, Shinrin Yoku trails, a campground, a sugarbush and a wind farm, all within a 1,400 acre natural forest. Conserving Together-STEM Educational is an intensive, grade-specific program that utilizes Ramblewild's infrastructure & staff, and a network of volunteers with educational experience. Our curriculum is compliant with Massachusetts STEM educational standards. The program starts at the aerial park, and continues with a guided silviculture tour where students learn about nature and conservation. They learn about the history of our forests and the animals & flowers that make it their home. Visiting students then explore our sugarbush where 5,500 maple trees are tapped for their sap: they learn how and when maple trees produce sap, the engineering & technology of developing a sugarbush, and the physics of transforming the sap into syrup. Students then visit the 10 wind turbines of the Berkshire Wind Project, where they learn about renewable energy from up close & personal. The combination of all these STEM offerings combined in one facility make our program unique. We connect children and young adults with nature - often for the first time - and educate them about sustainability and conservation. We introduce and define each STEM/STEAM field (STEAM is STEM + the Arts) in a way that is fun and engaging, inspiring students to want to know more. We seek the following outcomes for our visiting students: -Nature connection: appreciate nature’s importance in our lives and the foundation for environmental stewardship that is learned through the STEM subjects; -Appreciate how nature provides endless inspiration: in the forest, students discover the colors, textures, patterns and shapes that have inspired artists for millennia; -STEM/STEAM concepts introduced with a sense of wonder and adventure, through everyday topics; -Hands-on projects and experiential learnings that enhance the experience; -Conversations about vocation, work and careers (it’s never too early to start); -At the personal level, develop self-confidence, self-esteem and teamwork – all important benefits to children and young adults. This will make our audience better members of our community. Our STEM/STEAM-friendly program evolves from season to season, taking advantage of changes in the environment to multiply teachable moments all year round. Learning in our forest elicits wonder and curiosity in equal measure, offering our young visitors scientific savvy as well as artistic inspiration.
Short term Success:
Long term Success:
Examples of Success:
Program: Professional Develoment Days
In parallel with our Conserving Together-STEM Educational program, we sponsor Professional Development Day events for public school teachers focusing on the benefits of the exposure to nature in children and young adults, and exploring how to incorporate nature & conservation and the practical applications of STE[A]M educational standards in the educational curriculum, from both the Common Core and State curriculum frameworks. These events are designed and planned with local teachers, and the 3 events we sponsored so far were attended by 100+ teachers, with a very positive outcome. More are planned. These Professional Development Days are integral to our mission: they have a direct impact on the teachers’ understanding and appreciation of the value of a nature connection for children and young adults, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged.
Program: Special Needs Inclusion Events
Integral to Feronia Forward’s mission is to deliver experiential activities for special needs children, and those who care for them, and allow them to experience the natural world, raising awareness about the therapeutic value of nature. Being out in nature encourages gross motor activities such as running, jumping, walking and climbing: for those willing to experience it, traversing from tree to tree or riding a zip line at the Ramblewild aerial park provide a uniquely challenging environment that can be life transforming. Engaging with the natural world in our guided nature walks delivers amazing new sensory experiences, such as sounds, smell, and the touch of plants; while our Shinrin Yoku mindful walks provide deep healing relaxation. Playing in the forest with the support of friends or family delivers a quiet environment in which social skills can be learned and practiced. Getting children engaged in outdoor activities with family or friends similarly develops social skills and new types of conversations: since movement stimulates the verbal centers of the brain, outdoor play can be very helpful in enhancing communication skills. The short video you can see in our GuideStar profile tells Destiny’s story at our 2017 Special Needs Inclusion Event. Destiny is a young lady who struggles with little use of her legs due to her cerebral palsy. In 2016, she conquered two of the 8 Ramblewild aerial park trails and left with an incredibly powerful sense of accomplishment and pride. Destiny was so impacted by her experience that day that she reached out to us with the idea of hosting a “Special Needs Day” at Ramblewild, a day to share this kind of experience with an entire community of people who deserve to feel the sense of pride and accomplishment that she felt. Our first Special Needs Inclusion Event was held on June 3, 2017. Our Special Needs Inclusion Event at Ramblewild incorporates the following activities: -Aerial Adventure Park -Guided silviculture hikes -Shinrin Yoku Japanese mindful walks -Nature inspired arts and crafts - Art of Nature -Community mandala -Face painting
Thanks for clarifying. We may have had those sections as part of our requirements in the past. But I do not see those fields as part of our current system. Also, those fields could be part of the North Face grant application system. I suggest reaching out to North Face to learn how to add information (beyond the GuideStar Profile) to their grant application system. Was this helpful? Happy to answer any follow up questions you have or learn how I can assist you further.
No it is not part of the North Face application process, it comes out when you click on the GuideStar icon in our Public Profile part of their application. I cannot update the information there. they are good questions, though, and I’d like to answer them… Anyway, many thanks for your help
Can I ask you another couple of questions?
I have been trying to upload photos and videos without success. Any tricks I should know about?
There is a section titled: “Does your organization have awards, external assessments, accreditations, or affiliations you'd like to share?”
Our parent company, Feronia Forests LLC, is a Certified B Corporation and recipient of the “Best for the World: Environment” among all B Corporations for the past 5 consecutive years. In addition, the forests where our programming takes place are certified as sustainably managed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC):
B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
FSC certification ensures that a forest is responsibly managed: FSC is the gold standard in forest certification, and is the only system supported by groups such as WWF, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council and National Wildlife Federation.
PEFC is the world’s leading forest certification organization, dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management.
I realize these are not your standard nonprofit accreditations however since our mission is to educate underprivileged children about the importance of nature and the value of conservation, they are obviously important to us: we believe these accreditations are essential as they provide independent third-party evaluation of our mission.
Thanks for your help and sorry to bother you!
I was able to get your videos to appear on your profile. Check it out when you get a chance. In the future, please use this helpful guide when updating videos and photos.
Please list those awards and accreditations to your profile. They are important to you and your organization and should represented.
Hope this helps.
Many thanks - I saw you were able to input the videos and tried to upload a few photos. We’ll know soon enough if I did it right…
I printed out our organization’s GuideStar report. Attached. If you check on pages 2 and 3, there is the “short term success” etc. but I could not for the life of me find how to complete that information.
I promise this is my last email for this week… Just trying to make sure everything is correct.
Many thanks - appreciate your help and sorry for bothering you
I shared your note with my team and I am waiting to hear back. I'll respond shortly.
Feronia Forests LLC
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My team has confirmed the short term success, long term success, and examples of success are outdated fields no longer available on GuideStar.
Thank you for confirming that, I have been trying to find the answer to this exact same question.
Good afternoon DeLeon
When I told you this was my last email for the week I was obviously lying…
Here I am again!
I did update the photos but they do not show up.
Also I tried to delete the only photo that is there now and could not find the Delete button. Sorry.
If you could remove it would be great. I think it is high resolution and probably takes up a lot of available space.
I have the same picture in low res. and will eventually re-post it.
Many thanks for your help. Much appreciated
P.S.: Were are you geographically based?
I was able to remove the photo.
Bay Area, CA.
Can i try to update the other photos now you think?
Yes, you can.
You know I tried but it does not seem to work after the first one.
Could I impose on you to upload them for me in the order they are numbered?
Hate to do this to you but it is killing me… I am technologically challenged.
If it is too complicated just let me know and we will abandon the project.
If you can help, great! Many thanks
Feel free to those images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not sure if I'll have a chance to upload this afternoon. Tomorrow might work better with my schedule.
Many thanks and MUCH appreciated!
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