Acting Locally to Achieve Great Efficiency
One dollar from you
is worth more than 10 dollars to us
Instead of maintaining offices in the United States,
like so many US conservation groups, NCI focuses its resources in
the countries where it works, enlisting Ecuadorian and Peruvian
scientists and conservation professionals, many of whom come from
the communities in which they work. This allows us to build strong
relationships and a high level of trust with the local people, greatly
increasing our effectiveness. We also work with a wide variety of
partners including local communities, governments, nongovernmental
organizations, and donors. All of this allows us to operate with
fact, one dollar from you is worth more than 10 dollars to us!
When you contribute a dollar to Nature and Culture
International, it goes a long way. Since we buy land at local prices
and work with in-country groups, a dollar donated grows in value
to as much as 10 dollars or more compared to its effect in the US.
NCI spends more than 90% of its budget within
project countries and keep its expenses in the United States to
a minimum. Your dollar immediately expands to five dollars, simply
because costs of operations in South America are one-fifth what
they would be in the United States.
Also, once we establish a program in a country,
we are able to attract grants from governments and other organizations
totaling several dollars for every one dollar of unrestricted funding.
The one dollar you give NCI quickly jumps in value to 10 dollars!
one dollar from you then grows even more valuable, because we empower
local people to take charge of their own destiny. They know best
how to set priorities. The staff of NCI comes from the region, and
they are able to work closely with local organizations and governments.
And they are much more efficient than we ever could be sitting in
Washington D.C. or California.
a donation to NCI now so we can continue to protect some of
the most spectacular ecosystems on the planet!