This overview of conservation easements, meant for prospective donors, describes the costs and benefits of easements, the importance of land preservation, and the different options for landowners interested in preserving their property. It also details the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy’s process for selecting projects and the organization’s ultimate preservation goals.
SWOT is an acronym that stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats. SWOT analysis is a methodological tool designed to help workers and companies optimize performance, maximize potential, manage competition, and minimize risk. SWOT is about making better decisions, both large and small. It can help determine the efficacy of something as small as introducing a new product or service or something as large as a merger or acquisition. Again, SWOT is a method that, once mastered, can only enhance performance.
This publication is designed to complement the 2004 Land Trust Standards and Practices. General information on Land Trust Standards and Practices and on Land Trust Alliance publications and training programs related to the standards and practices can be found at www. landtrustalliance.org. The two-volume Land Trust Standards and Practices Guidebook contains more detailed information about each practice and how land trusts can meet them. Alliance member land trusts and partners can find this informa- tion, sample documents and more online at The Learning Center (http://learningcenter.lta.org).
This brochure, designed for landowners, provides a summary of the various methods of land preservation.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission offers outside verification that a land trust conforms with a key set of practices within Land Trust Standards and Practices. Accreditation is voluntary. A land trust should weigh the advantages of rigorous, external review against the opportunity costs of obtaining and maintaining accredited status.
This publication provides best practices and tools for managers of environmental and conservation nonprofits in our challenging economic times. Learn how to track your finances, recognize danger signals, assess your options, and make tough decisions fairly with the best interests of the organization in mind.
The Environmental Support Center and The Institute for Conservation Leadership created this publication with the generous support of The Beldon Fund, The McKnight Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, and The Moriah Fund.
This feasibility study, prepared for PALTA by David Allen, researches how land trusts can collaborate to build their membership more effectively and efficiently.
The packet is a compilation of information about the various aspects of land conservation. It defines land trusts and conservation easements, lists the methods of land preservation, explores the costs and benefits of easements, and details the criteria for and process of land donation utilized by The Manada Conservancy.
This Workbook is designed to further assist organizations as they consider using the Principles to evaluate their own conduct. Independent Sector asked BoardSource to develop a tool to elucidate and expand the ideas behind each of the 33 principles, to make it easier for organizations to stimulate lively discussion around board governance and ethical practices.
This report shares what’s “now” and what’s next—highlighting five green organizations that are thinking creatively and strategically about volunteer roles.
fact sheet on developing volunteer recruitment and development of volunteer programs
This fact sheet explains the negative impacts of land development near streams and the positive effects that riparian buffers can have on watershed health. In addition, the fact sheet provides instructions for landowners on the establishment and maintenance of stream buffers.
This “Risk Management Checklist” offers an overview of the process of dissolution (which is an action governed by state law) as well as a list of the issues that CEOs and board leaders should consider when planning to wind down the operations of a nonprofit.
This guide is for leaders and activists who want to better accomplish environmental and social change goals by combining forces with multiple organizations. It shares useful ideas, models, and practices gleaned from over 15 years of ICL consulting.