Ways to Learn

Articles

Intentional Supervision

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2012
Author: 
Lyn Freundlich and Heather Harker

All land trusts value land, but our most precious resource is always going to be our people. Who ensures that our land is preserved? Who clears and maintains our trails? Who organizes our fundraisers? Land trust people — board members, volunteers and staff — are the foundation of our work.

Articles

How to Have a Productive Meeting

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2010
Author: 
Elaine H. Ernest

Effective land trust boards of directors are essential for the success of conservation, and that effectiveness is directly related to holding productive and compelling meetings. But meetings can be painful, frustrating and occasionally pointless.

Articles

Collaborating for Conservation

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2008
Author: 
Jessica Burton

In 2006, three neighboring, all-volunteer, 25-year-old land trusts in Maine decided to try something new to facilitate their systems and strengthen their ability to protect lands in their towns and service areas.

Articles

By the Numbers: Building a Better Board

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2008
Author: 
Marc Smiley

Strong land trust boards of directors are vital to the success of conservation. But a strong board never happens by accident. An effective board of directors is the product of intentional effort that represents a significant investment of time and energy. While it is rarely easy, when done right, board development has a huge payoff.

Articles

Generating Financial Reports that Work for You

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2010
Author: 
Dan Deneen

Do eyes glaze over during the treasurer’s report at your board meeting? Perhaps it’s time to revisit how clearly your financial reports are conveying your land trust’s fiscal status. The past treasurer of the ParkLands Foundation shares his experience and offers some tips.