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Managing an Organization

Collaborative Opportunities for Land Trusts

Many types of collaborative approaches are available to help advance land conservation.

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Commission-Based Compensation for Fundraising

Commission-based compensation for fundraising by staff and consultants, although legal, is widely viewed as a bad practice for nonprofits.

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Effective Email Newsletters for Nonprofits

Email newsletters can help nonprofits better publicize their work and connect with supporters. This brief guide provides links to web articles that explain how to create effective email newsletters that engage, educate, and entertain your audience. Most of the resources focus specifically on nonprofit newsletters, though many of the strategies apply to newsletters for businesses as well.

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Endowments and More

Endowments and quasi-endowments help organizations establish long-term financial stability. This guide explains the basics; provides links to resources that address creating, managing, and fundraising for these funds; and describes the practices of 10 land trusts.

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Hiring and Managing Interns

Interns can help nonprofit organizations to cost-effectively accomplish more. They also present a pathway for the organization to cultivate potential future employees and introduce new people to the field.

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Investment Guidance for Land Trusts

Investments can be an important part of a land trust’s financial sustainability. Each section of this brief guide concludes with hyperlinks to useful guidance and articles.

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Land Trust Accreditation

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.

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Land Trust Standards and Practices

Guidelines for the Responsible Operation of a Land Trust

The Land Trust Standards and Practices are widely accepted ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust.

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Social Media Basics for Conservation Organizations

Organizations can enhance and expand their conservation impact by using social media to engage new and existing supporters.

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Trapped in a Contract

Don't Get Burned by Evergreen and Automatic Renewal Clauses

Organizations should be wary of draconian renewal clauses that are sometimes embedded in seemingly innocuous contracts. If an organization enters into a contract containing such a clause, the organization should have a management system in place to ensure that crucial dates for action are not missed.

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Volunteers

Guidance for Recruiting, Training, Managing, and Retaining Unpaid Workers

Effectively recruiting, training, managing, and retaining volunteers can play a crucial role in helping a nonprofit organization accomplish its goals.

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