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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.

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Eight Tips for Grantseekers

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2008
Author: 
Jim Wyerman

Your board has launched a bold initiative and your land trust is now primed to secure “take-it-to-the-next-level” grants from all comers: Just write a great proposal and shotgun mail it to all the environmental foundations in the region, right? Absolutely wrong.

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4 weeks + 1 ,500 donors = $4 million

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2014
Author: 
Jennifer Lorenz and Matt Buckingham

In what is now known as the fastest, most successful land conservation project in Texas history, the Deer Park Prairie, located in the southeast area of Houston, was saved by more than 1,500 donors who provided $4 million dollars in less than four weeks.

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Creative Ideas for Fund- and Awareness-Raising

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2010
Author: 
Christina Soto

Not every land trust in the country can afford to run a capital campaign or go after a big grant. Some rely on the creativity of their board, staff, volunteers and members to come up with ideas that raise funds for and awareness of their conservation group.

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Venturing Carefully into Cause-Related Marketing

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2012
Author: 
Jennifer Anderson

Land trusts can benefit greatly from partnerships with corporations or local businesses, not only from added exposure and regular — sometimes substantial — financial contributions, but also through conservation of lands once thought unobtainable.

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Building a Sustainable Capital Structure for Land Trusts

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2008
Author: 
Matthew Pearson and Daniel Patrick O’Connell

Given the subprime debacle and cyclical nature of the economy, building a sustainable capital structure is essential for land trusts. Fundraising is widely recognized for the obvious role it plays, but the role of debt financing is often underappreciated.