Elizabeth Silleck La Rue, Esq. (She/Her)

CEO, Silleck Consulting Services LLC

About Elizabeth Silleck La Rue, Esq.

I am a multihyphenate working across environmental conservation and equity spaces, serving clients with program and project design and assessment, policy advocacy, strategy, communications, and thought partnership. My firm primarily serves nonprofit and government entities, with select partnerships with mission-based for-profit companies. I bring my expertise in law, anthropology, policy, communications, and wellness to the work advancing equitable conservation. 

I am also a passionate and avid SCUBA diver, coral restoration volunteer, and fundraiser aiming to advance equity in ocean conservation through local, hands-on, in-the-water work. I serve on the Advisory Board for 10% For the Ocean and volunteer regularly with the Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program.

For more information, please visit www.silleckconsultingservices.com.

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Consultancy

Areas of expertise

Communication and marketing Education & training Fundraising Institutional Management & Administration Land/Water Management Legal & Policy Frameworks Other Partnerships and collaboration development Project/programme management Research

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?

Yes

Would you like to be added to the calendar invitation for our monthly WildHub Socials?

Unsure, I would like more information about these socials

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Topics

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Let's welcome new members! Grant opportunities

Recent Comments

Comment on Looking for support
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Thanks for sharing your work challenge Kimberly. I've worked primarily with advisors (also on a volunteer basis) which is different than the situation you describe where you are dependent on your board members to regularly fulfil certain tasks/commitments, correct? 

For this reason, let me invite some other Founders and CEOs to respond to this @Fred Nelson@Stella Diamant@Adam Barlow , @Estrela Matilde , @Michael Cunningham ,@Elizabeth Silleck La Rue, Esq. and @Oliver Dauert 

Thanks for the tag @Thirza Loffeld. I have found Board member involvement to be highly variable, and influenced by the following factors: 1. The degree to which people are busy with work that provides for their livelihoods (as it sounds like some of your members are); 2. The degree to which people feel/believe that being actively involved will add benefit to their core businesses, their social networks, or other things they value; 3. Their degree of passion for the actual work that is done by the organization and whether they are able to be involved in it. While you have no control over #1, you may be able to re-engage them through 2 & 3. It's also important to be clear about time and energy commitments with prospective Board members up front. 

Thanks @Thirza Loffeld for putting @Elizabeth Stephenson on my radar! 

Elizabeth, this resonated so deeply for me "“The majority world is home to talented conservationists who have historically been underrepresented due to colonialism, parachute science, and deep inequalities in the ability to get visas to travel to conferences.”

Equitable conservation policy is the focus of my consultancy, but I am also a newly appointed Advisory Board Member for 10% For the Ocean, a UK-based charity aiming to increase ocean conservation philanthropy and direct it specifically to locally focused, smaller organizations doing ocean conservation work. I'm going to invite the Program Director to WildHub shortly, but there are upcoming consultation sessions for potential grantees to provide feedback on the org's new strategy and grant application. I think it's a great model. Would you please pass on to the small local organizations in your network? Announcement here (the website is getting revamped, so I'm linking to the LI page):

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7188138231614361600/

Yes, thank you @Thirza Loffeld !

Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Thanks for sharing Elizabeth! 

My pleasure! 

Thanks @Thirza Loffeld for putting @Elizabeth Stephenson on my radar! 

Elizabeth, this resonated so deeply for me "“The majority world is home to talented conservationists who have historically been underrepresented due to colonialism, parachute science, and deep inequalities in the ability to get visas to travel to conferences.”

Equitable conservation policy is the focus of my consultancy, but I am also a newly appointed Advisory Board Member for 10% For the Ocean, a UK-based charity aiming to increase ocean conservation philanthropy and direct it specifically to locally focused, smaller organizations doing ocean conservation work. I'm going to invite the Program Director to WildHub shortly, but there are upcoming consultation sessions for potential grantees to provide feedback on the org's new strategy and grant application. I think it's a great model. Would you please pass on to the small local organizations in your network? Announcement here (the website is getting revamped, so I'm linking to the LI page):

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7188138231614361600/

Fantastic - thank you! Great to learn about your work as well. Would love to chat at some point! I just sent you a connection request on LI. 

Replying to Thirza Loffeld

A warm welcome to WildHub, Elizabeth! Great to have you join us and thank you for sharing your background and interests with us. Are there any work challenges you are currently facing in your job that you could use the community's help with? 

Perhaps of interest to you could be our WildHub Community Advocate role here, which can be a great experience for networking as well as shaping and supporting the conversations in our global community. Let us know if you have any questions. 

I am also tagging in some of our other ocean experts, including @Elizabeth Stephenson and @Kimberly Ray . Kimberly recently posted a "looking for support" request on our community that may be of interest to you. Once again, welcome to our community! 

Thank you, @Thirza Loffeld! At the moment, I have two (or three, if you count our Caring for Corals campaign) unpaid, volunteer positions on my plate, so I would not be able to take on an ambassador role.

What I need most right now is income flow. My husband and I relocated to Mexico in late 2022, and 2023 was a very slow year. Once we stabilize in this way, we can explore other pro bono initiatives.

Thanks @Thirza Loffeld for putting @Elizabeth Stephenson on my radar! 

Elizabeth, this resonated so deeply for me "“The majority world is home to talented conservationists who have historically been underrepresented due to colonialism, parachute science, and deep inequalities in the ability to get visas to travel to conferences.”

Equitable conservation policy is the focus of my consultancy, but I am also a newly appointed Advisory Board Member for 10% For the Ocean, a UK-based charity aiming to increase ocean conservation philanthropy and direct it specifically to locally focused, smaller organizations doing ocean conservation work. I'm going to invite the Program Director to WildHub shortly, but there are upcoming consultation sessions for potential grantees to provide feedback on the org's new strategy and grant application. I think it's a great model. Would you please pass on to the small local organizations in your network? Announcement here (the website is getting revamped, so I'm linking to the LI page):

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7188138231614361600/

Replying to Lara Reden

Welcome to WildHub

Thanks, Lara! 

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