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A Landowner's Guide to Conservation Easements

2007
Organizations/Sources: Central Pennsylvania Conservancy
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.
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An Essential Guide to SWOT Analysis

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.
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Assessing Your Organization

2008
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Alliance
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).
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Conserving Your Land

2008
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Alliance
This brochure, designed for landowners, provides a summary of the various methods of land preservation.
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Managing in Hard Times

2009
Authors: Baird Straughan
Organizations/Sources: Institute for Conservation Leadership
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.
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Strategies for Collaborative Membership Recruitment

2016
Authors: David Allen
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
This feasibility study, prepared for PALTA by David Allen, researches how land trusts can collaborate to build their membership more effectively and efficiently.
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The Manada Conservancy Preservation Packet

2007
Organizations/Sources: Manada Conservancy
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.
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The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook Part 2: Unifying the Organization after the Merger

2004
Authors: David La Piana
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The Principles Workbook: Steering Your Board Toward Good Governance and Ethical Practice

2009
Organizations/Sources: Independent Sector
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.
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Volunteerism 2.0: Skilled Volunteers Bring New Talent to Organizations

2011
Organizations/Sources: Institute for Conservation Leadership
This report shares what’s “now” and what’s next—highlighting five green organizations that are thinking creatively and strategically about volunteer roles.
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Volunteer Program Development

Organizations/Sources: Institute for Conservation Leadership
fact sheet on developing volunteer recruitment and development of volunteer programs
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What All Waterfront Landowners Should Know

Organizations/Sources: Central Pennsylvania Conservancy
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.
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Winding Down: A Risk Management Checklist

2009
Organizations/Sources: Nonprofit Risk Management Center
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.
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Working Together: A Toolkit for Cooperative Efforts, Networks and Coalitions

Organizations/Sources: Institute for Conservation Leadership
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.
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