A land trust was recently confronted with a peculiar problem. A major donor with a keen and personal interest in protecting a specific piece of property offered an enabling gift equal to, and restricted to, the entire purchase price of the property. The gift amount equaled...Read More
The more I work with land trusts, the more I work with non-profit organizations for that matter, the more themes emerge that seem common to nearly all of them. One of them that seems universal is that Board members are not as engaged as they should be in fundraising. Are you as...Read More
Most organizations, including land trusts, tend to default to a monthly membership cycle. Members have expiration dates in May, or September, or December, or any other month. The primary argument for this system is that it allows members to give when they want to give, instead...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.