You are here: Home / Training / Rally / Call for Presentations / Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

The descriptions are for guidance only and are not meant to limit other great ideas or suggestions for workshops.

Community Conservation: listening to your entire community and broadening support for conservation; using land conservation to address education, public health, clean water, local food and other community needs; engaging non-traditional partners

Communicating Effectively: improving your identity/brand to build broader and deeper support; using your website, newsletters and other communications tools effectively; incorporating social networking strategies; communications planning

Conservation Financing: where and how to get money for deals including innovative fundraising; effectively borrowing money; leveraging public and philanthropic money with other sources such as private investment capital; engaging wealth managers

Doing Deals and Ensuring Permanence: transaction due diligence; drafting conservation easements; baseline documentation; appraisals; legal and tax issues; stewardship; landowner relationships; monitoring and recordkeeping; dealing with condemnation, amendments, trespass and violations

Effective Advocacy to Support Your Work: building relationships with public officials; strategies to mobilize your board and supporters; advocacy communications; addressing priority issues (www.lta.org/policy), preferably with skills training component

Fundraising and Membership: building sustainable organizations through diversified fundraising strategies; developing an effective case for support; managing membership, annual giving, major donor programs; grant seeking and writing; capital campaigns

Governance and Management: effective governance, decision-making and risk management; addressing conflict of interests; organizational development; board recruitment and orientation; staff management; financial management; strategic planning; transition and succession planning

Managing Land and Water Resources: conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems; land and water management; climate adaptation; restoration; conservation of working landscapes including farms and ranches, forest management; managing for public access and educational opportunities

Strategic Conservation Vision: long-term conservation planning and acquisition priorities; watershed and coastal planning; using partnerships effectively; landscape-scale conservation; land use planning and addressing community development needs; planning for climate change impacts such as sea level rise, species loss and habitat movement

Document Actions
Bookmark and Share
Sponsors

Thank You Rally 2014 Sponsors!

Your commitment and willingness to work together in support of land conservation education and training is an investment in our future.

Patrons

 

Benefactors

 

Supporters

 

Contributors

 

Scholarships

Become a Sponsor >>
 

1660 L St. NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036 info@lta.org ©Copyright 2014 Land Trust Alliance

Privacy Policy | Photo Credits | Site Map | Contact Us