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You Can Launch a Planned Giving Program

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2014
Author: 
Dennis Bidwell

One indication of the steady maturing of the land conservation community is the increasing number of land trusts turning their attention to planned giving or legacy gifts.

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Peer to Peer Fundraising Advice from the Land Conservation Community

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2012
Author: 
Christi na Soto

Since 2009, Christina Soto, Saving Land magazine editor, has been collecting advice from experts on fundraising in the land trust community, including consultants, development staff and leaders of land trusts. Here is a collection of good advice during a difficult time for nonprofit fundraisers.  

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Operations Fundraising

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2014
Author: 
David Allen

Unrestricted operations money. Many consider it the most difficult money to raise each year. Land trusts that do it consistently well have a broad base of individual support, a diversity of giving opportunities and strong board member engagement.

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NextGen Conservation: Peninsula Open Space Trust Engages Millennials in Its Mission

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2015
Author: 
Kirsten Ferguson

Much has already been written about the Millennials — the generational group born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. They were the first generation to grow up fully wired — with social media, cell phones and the Internet. They’re now the largest generation in the United States, making up roughly a third of the population.

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Major Donors: Major Opportunity for Your Land Trust

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2010
Author: 
Illene Roggensack

In the quest to diversify and stabilize funding sources, there is no better opportunity for the land trust than development of a major donor program.

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If You Didn’t Get the Gift, Here's Why

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2014
Author: 
Jerold Panas

If you didn’t get the gift — and in some instances you won’t — there are usually 10 “horrid reasons.” There may be more, but these are the primary ones.