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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.

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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.