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Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Standards

2014
Code of ethical standards developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) (originally adopted in 1964; amended October 2014) Includes guidance surrounding issues of public trust, transparency and conflicts of interest; treatment of confidential and proprietary information; solicitation and stewardship of philanthropic funds; and, compensation, bonuses and finder's fees.
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Central Pennsylvania Conservancy Fundraising Plan (February 2006)

2006
Organizations/Sources: Central Pennsylvania Conservancy
This is a sample fundraising plan that outlines the organization's strategic direction, key programmatic areas, fundraising and growth strategies.
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Countryside Conservancy 2007-2009 Fundraising Plan

2006
Organizations/Sources: Countryside Conservancy
These plans are intended to guide the Conservancy’s work and help it prioritize its activities. This Fundraising Plan is an outcome of the 2006 retreat.
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Donation by Will: Options and Issues Regarding Gifts of Cash, Land and Other Property

2017
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Donors who want to help a worthy charity but also need to ensure that they have sufficient assests to live comfortably until life's end may choose to make some gifts via their wills. (Print version of CT guide)
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Donation of Stock and Other Securities

2018
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
For both donors and donees, the donation of stock and other marketable securities can be more advantageous than a cash donation.
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eNonprofit Benchmark Study

This study provides a snapshot of key metrics & benchmarks for nonproft e-mail communications, online fundraising & online advocacy, primarily taken from an in-depth review of statistics from 15 non profit organizations.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Fundraising Ethics

2016
A publication of the Association of Fundraising Professionals addressing FAQs surrounding the ethics of fundraising.
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Fundamentals of Development

2009
This presentation focuses on the fundamentals of nonprofit development along with tools and approaches to adapt to your own situation.
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Funding Guide for Recreation & Conservation Projects

2014
A basic guide designed to assist local governments and non-profit organizations interested in pursuing funding for their community recreation and conservation projects.
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LTA Fact Sheet - Grantseeking

Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Alliance
This document is one of a series of fact sheets and reference materials produced by the Land Trust Alliance. Please contact us for additional information or to order materials.
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LTA Fact Sheet: Planned Giving

Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Alliance
This document is one of a series of fact sheets and reference materials produced by the Land Trust Alliance. Please contact us for additional information or to order materials.
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LVC Corporate Partnership Program

Organizations/Sources: Lebanon Valley Conservancy
Sample sponsorship program targeted at corporate and private businesses.
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Oct 17, 2009
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LVC Fundraising/Marketing Outreach Plan

Organizations/Sources: Lebanon Valley Conservancy
Sample plan to develop effective fundraising practices and stronger membership program.
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Optimizing Direct-Mail Fundraising Appeals

2018
Authors: Nate Lotze
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
A collection of links to resources that can help organizations large and small raise more money from their appeal letters. (Print version of ConservationTools.org guide)
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Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

Organizations/Sources: The Giving Institute
Member firms of the Giving Institute adhere to these ethical standards.
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The Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Authors: Ken Goldstein
Ken Goldstein has been working in nonprofits and local government agencies from Santa Cruz, to Silicon Valley, to Sacramento since 1989. Ken started "The Nonprofit Consultant Blog" in March 2006 as a means of sharing his experiences and examples -- both good and bad -- of developments and trends in the nonprofit sector.
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University of Texas Gift Agreement

Sample gift agreement that can be adapted by land trusts to use for cash donations to fund a particular project. Includes provision regarding naming a place after the donor.
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University of Virgina Gift Agreement

Sample gift agreement for cash donations that can be adapted and modified by conservation organizations.
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