TCCN Project Survey
The Texas Collaborative Conservation Network (TCCN) matches companies and funders with conservation projects to positively impact Texas’ natural resources. We are accepting survey submissions of projects within the Texas Hill Country.
If you have projects, programs, or initiatives that need funding and can articulate the ecosystem benefits, please complete the survey below - please complete a separate survey submission for each project, program, and/or initiative.
You can complete the online survey or download and fill out this document - please email a completed copy in Google Doc or Word Doc format to email@example.com.
Once you complete the survey, Texan by Nature will score your submission and will work with you to create a one-page overview for your project/program on a Google doc that you can make current as updates to your project/program occur. If your project/program aligns with participating companies' goals, it will be included in project matching proposals that are sent out on a quarterly basis.
Through TCCN you will gain exposure to many organizations from the conservation and business space across Texas, and they will gain awareness about your work! Please note that completing the TCCN survey does not guarantee funding. If a company is interested in learning more about your project and/or funding your project, we will reach out to you for questions, set up a meeting, and/or make an email introduction. Texan by Nature’s role is to facilitate the project matching process so we can accelerate funding and conservation efforts. If a company does choose to fund your project through TCCN, there will be a suggested transaction fee.
2023 Survey Deadlines:
Survey responses will be accepted on an ongoing basis in 2023.
Submitted projects will be found on the TCCN website, where you may click on your individual project summary to incorporate any updates via track changes or send edits via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you update/submit projects, keep the following tips in mind:
- Numbers talk: Quantify benefits as much as possible. For example, acres of land impacted, gallons of water conserved, measurement of air quality improvement, and population served.
- Keep it simple: Translate funding to benefits. Where the total funding request is large, break it down. For example, “A $100,000 investment would conserve 3 million gallons of water per year” or, “a $100,000 investment in year one, would fund conversion of 200 acres to regenerative agricultural methods”.
- People matter: Where possible, describe how and how many community members are impacted, emphasizing underserved communities where applicable.
- Less is more: Try to keep your summary to one page. When companies are reviewing lots of projects, it helps to convey information as clearly and concisely as possible (like a resume).
- Round numbers stick better: For a high-level project funding overview, use round numbers. For example, say “$106,500” instead of “$106,471.30” or “51 acres” instead of “51.37 acres”. Use precise numbers in scientific publications and funding reports.