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Special Full-Day Workshop on Building Strong Boards

Friday, April 3, 2009 | Berlin, VT

The Land Trust Alliance Northeast Program is pleased to announce a special full-day workshop on Building Strong Boards, led by Marc Smiley, Principal of Decisions, Decisions in Portland, OR, and author of Land Trust Boards: Preparing for Perpetuity and Building the Foundation for Fundraising Success, both part of the Land Trust Standards and Practices Curriculum.


The workshop will take place on Friday, April 3rd from 9:00am to 4:00 pm.  The registration fee is $35.00 and registration limited to 35 people.  Pre-registration is required.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis. 


Registration has closed, but we have a limited number of spaces left. To inquire about regsitration please email or call 202-638-4725 ext. 345.


This workshop will include a highly interactive discussion on Building Strong Boards, following Land Trust Boards: Building Boards for Perpetuity and:


  • Examine board structure and governance along with methods for achieving the critical elements of a successful board
  • Highlight specific structure and process needs, such as optimal board size, board development, and using meetings effectively
  • Cover the development of viable fundraising strategies, including highlights on the board role in this important capacity
  • Each participant will receive a copy of the Land Trust Standards and Practices Curriculum Student Guide Land Trust Boards: Preparing for Perpetuity.
Location:  This one day training will be held at the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce in Berlin, VT.



For content questions, please contact Katelyn Homeyer at 518-587-0774 or email .

 For registration questions, please contact Matt Castelhano at 202-638-4725 or email .







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