Resources and Tools

Articles

One Alliance, One Community

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2018
Author: 
Christina Soto

The Land Trust Alliance works with the land trust community in countless ways, demonstrating how we are all stronger together.

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Case Study: Cardinal Land Conservancy Inc.

Source: 
An Introduction to Mergers for Land Trusts
Author: 
Land Trust Alliance

In Ohio, three land trusts merged to address staff growth and secure lands in perpetuity. Lesson learned: Mergers are not easy. Expect the unexpected and allow time to deal with challenges as they arise.

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Case Study: Colorado Open Lands

Source: 
An Introduction to Mergers for Land Trusts
Author: 
Land Trust Alliance

Two Colorado land trusts merged to ensure perpetuity, solve financial challenges, deepen public trust and create greater impact. Lesson learned: Take a systematic, phased approach to a merger.

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Photo by Terry A. Allen/Mindi Crabb, Jackson Hole Land Trust

When Bad Things Happen to Good Land Trusts

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2017
Author: 
Elisabeth Ptak and Christina Soto

Embezzlement. Fraud. Disastrous decisions. When a crisis strikes, is your land trust ready? Read about practical steps that any nonprofit can take to help prevent bad things from happening and become more resilient.

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What Title Reveals that the Land Itself Cannot

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2016
Author: 
MaryKay O’Donnell

Since 2002, MaryKay O'Donnell, Midwest program manager for the Land Trust Alliance, has taught an "all about titles" course with other experts at Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference. She has distilled that knowledge in easy-to-understand article.