Raising Funds for Stewardship
Date: May 16, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Instructor: Paul Doscher
Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Cost: $55 before 5/15, then cost will increase to $65
Does it have to be so hard? Many land trusts will agree that raising money for land and easement acquisition is relatively easy compared to raising money for long-term stewardship. Land protection carries more urgency and emotional appeal than raising money for monitoring, boundary maintenance, gates, etc. But every land trust with experience will tell you that the key to success over time is tied to good land stewardship and having the funds to sustain it.
There are numerous tools for raising stewardship money for both short and long term needs. This webinar will describe a menu of ideas you can use at the time of land or easement acquisition, and how to play “catch up” when you realize years later you will need more resources than was originally assumed.
The toolbox includes fundraising tools from private and public sources, as well as sources of income from the sustainable uses of the land. Each example will be described using a brief case study from the presenter’s experience. Come prepared to share your own experiences and creative ideas.