It’s nice when a land trust can recruit a superstar to be its organizational CEO. But they must not settle for standing back and watching. The Chicago Bulls did not win a championship until the other players quit watching Michael Jordan and started playing team basketball. I’ve...Read More
Not too long ago, I received the following push-back about my position that all board members need to help raise money: We should value all the skills that Board members bring to their service, not just fundraising. Boards need people with different contributions to offer, such...Read More
I think it’s pretty well established that you wouldn’t want to make a board position some kind of reward for giving money. “Buying one’s way onto the board” even sounds terrible. So I was surprised the other day when I asked a land trust board member how they came to be asked...Read More
Development for Conservation helps conservation organizations raise more money from individual members and donors by improving renewal, upgrade, cultivation, and major gift development systems.