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March 22, 2021

A Few Personal Insights After Attending My 5th ProjectFirma User Group

I recently attended my fifth ProjectFirma user group since joining Sitka in early 2020. These quarterly meetings give ProjectFirma community members a chance to connect, share insights, and learn about new product updates. They also provide us with valuable feedback on how the platform is utilized and areas we can improve. Since my very first user group, I’ve been continually encouraged to see the community's energy to maximize the potential of ProjectFirma! More

February 25, 2021

Salmon Data Virtual Workshop to Bolster Conservation Efforts

The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) will be hosting a two-part virtual workshop on “Salmon Data Mobilization” during the week of March 1st, and we’re very excited to participate. Since 1993, the NPAFC has been promoting the conservation of migrating fish species, namely Pacific salmon and steelhead trout, in the international waters of the North Pacific Ocean and its adjacent northern seas. The inter-governmental organization consists of members from Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America. More

February 12, 2021

New Miradi Share Features Enable Partial Editing of Diagrams Online

Our partner, Foundations of Success (FOS), recently unveiled user-focused updates to their Miradi Share Conservation Software, which Sitka is proud to have developed. Together with FOS, we give all types of organizations, from small teams to large NGOs, the necessary tools to meet conservation goals more efficiently. Currently, project teams use the classic Miradi Share Desktop application to develop adaptive management plans. Organizations then make use of the online Miradi Share platform to facilitate collaboration for multi-stakeholder projects. We are now moving many of the Desktop features online to Miradi Share. More

January 8, 2021

Our Commitment to Making Tech More Inclusive

No one could have predicted how last year would turn out. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted how many businesses function, and while some of these changes are only temporary, like remote-only workplaces, other aspects will remain different from here on out. It is impossible to separate the link between the shutdown-spurred economic fallout and increased presence of racial justice movements. COVID-19 has disproportionately affected communities of color, making it imperative that businesses and organizations adopt more inclusive practices. More

December 31, 2020

Responding to Climate Change with a Design Thinking Mindset

A project that aids Colombian onion farmers struggling with lackluster harvests took center stage in November when the Stanford Social Innovation Review published “Using Design Thinking to Tackle Climate Change When ‘What You Know No Longer Works’” by Sarah Stein Greenburg and Dr. Madhuri Karak. As hinted at in the title of the piece, Stein Greenburg and Karak set out to address “ambiguity problems,” or issues that can no longer be solved by traditional, time-honored methods. More