The Alliance’s advocacy webinars seek to help land trust leaders build effective and mutually beneficial relationships with public officials in their communities and at all levels of government.
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What To Do if the Mayor Says "NO" -- Tips for Building Relationships with Public Officials
Instructors: Phil Shephard of Great Land Trust and Sean Robertson of the Land Trust Alliance
Partnerships with government are great opportunities for land trusts to expand their reach -- but what do you do when the mayor says NO? Hear how Alaska’s Great Land Trust used economic analysis and a grassroots campaign to convince a reluctant Mayor of Anchorage to accept the donation of a 60-acre coastal park. Would you believe Alaska’s Republican and Democratic Senators teamed up to host a fundraiser – for the land trust? Learn how your organization can follow in the footsteps of this remarkable success story. View the webinar and >>
Advocacy Day at Home: How to Build Relationships with Public Officials in Your Community
Instructors: Barton James and Sean Robertson with case studies from Scott Cutler of Frontera Land Alliance (TX), Bob Anderson of Centre County Farmland Trust (PA) and Oliver Bass of Natural Lands Trust (PA)
With conservation funding and tax incentives under attack, it is important for every land trust to develop relationships with public officials and their staff. But you don’t need to fly to Washington or your state capital! Real relationships are born in the district, where your genuine local support, diverse partnerships, and the emotional impact of places you conserve are on full display. Learn how land trusts around the country have used Land Trust Alliance tools to organize site visits, in-district meetings, and other creative events to make lasting impressions and open the door to funding opportunities they never knew existed. View the webinar and learn more>>
Advocacy Day in DC: What to Know Before You Go
Instructors: Stephanie Vance of Advocacy Associates and the Land Trust Alliance Advocacy Day Team
This webinar was developed for 2013 Land Trust Advocacy Day participants to prepare them for their trip to Washington, D.C., but you'll find that it is full of helpful advice for anybody looking to make the most of meetings with public officials, whether in D.C. or closer to home. and >>
Webinars are live online trainings with experts in the field. The advantage of webinars is that with a click of a mouse, participants have immediate access to the best minds in the field of conservation, governance and organizational management without the hassle and expense of travel. Participants simply log on to a website where they can view a slide show, chat with the instructor and participants online and download handouts. Land Trust Alliance webinars use a separate conference call to enable participants to easily ask questions during the session.