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Convene with Purpose

This week's blog post is written by Jamie Yeh, Convene marketing consultant. Jamie brings more than 15 years of marketing and communications experience to the Institute at the Golden Gate. Working on Convene allows her to use this depth of knowledge to promote a personal passion—parks and public spaces—and bring awareness to a program creating more accessibility to organizations large and small. Prior to joining the Institute, Jamie worked with the Center for Social Sector Leadership at Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.


November begins the special Institute at the Golden Gate rate period at Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate. Extending through April of next year, this rate provides a discounted rate for nonprofit or government organizations gathering to discuss conservation and environmental issues.

Cavallo Point is a world-class, LEED-certified lodge constructed on national park grounds. As such, they are focused on furthering the National Park Service’s mission to preserve natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. It was built in a unique partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Together, they focus on the shared vision to maintain the beautiful surrounding historic and natural features of Fort Baker while providing inspiring meeting space for the exchange and discussion of environmental topics.

The Institute-Cavallo Point partnership—known as the Convene program—supports fostering new ideas, sharing best practices, encouraging leadership, and supporting public policy changes that will benefit people and the planet. We believe that parks and public lands can play a critical role in tackling many of our biggest social and environmental challenges and hope the national park setting facilitates discussions that lead to specific plans and actions.

The Convene program welcomes all environmentally-focused organizations and meetings, and especially those that:
- Are action-oriented
- Represent diverse perspectives and sectors
- Provide for public engagement
- Have national and international impact
- Serve as a model for others
- Inspire organizational and individual commitment and action
- Result in partnerships
- Disseminate results
- Build youth as future leaders
- Contribute to the Institute’s breadth and depth

We hope you take advantage of this special rate period at Cavallo Point, where great ideas and great spaces meet.

Find out more about the Convene program, if your group qualifies for the special discounted rate, and how to apply by visiting our Convene page.

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