TREC's fundraising report for 2012 features tools to help accurately forecast annual revenue for your environmental nonprofit organization. Read this informative report, "Counting Your Chickens Before They Hatch", by TREC Senior Associate, James (Kim) Gilliam. View the report
A TREC fundraising survey report.
There is no doubt that the economic recession has made a significant impact on many environmental nonprofits. In 2010, due to the severe economic downturn, TREC conducted a follow-up survey on fundraising just a year after the 2009 report, Weathering the Storm. "Moving To Higher Ground: Fundraising Strategies in Challenging Times" will illustrate key facets of fundraising challenges in our current times. View the report
In addition, this report is broken down into seven "reportlets" below, each of which focuses on tactical steps that every organization can adopt in these challenging times. These reports are just as relevant today as they were a year ago.
TREC's report on Fundraising: It is never too early to begin planning for your busy year, ensuring that you are investing your limited time in the fundraising activities that will have the greatest impact. View the Fundraising Planning report
TREC's report on Major Gifts: Game On! Increasing Your Major Gifts and Legacy Gifts Now! will help your staff with straightforward advice that every organization, larger or small, can immediately apply to raise more money from these, your most important investors. View the Major Gifts report
TREC's report on Boards: Now More Than Ever -The Imperative of Strong Board Leadership in Tough Economic Times, will help your staff and board stay focused on the right priorities this and every fall. View the Boards report
TREC's Fundraising Survey: Foundation Giving: Not a Sure Thing, will give you current information and ideas to deal with lagging foundation giving. View the Foundation Giving Report
We carry out our mission through coaching, consulting and training services focused on leadership development, capacity-building and leveraging resources to organizations dedicated to habitat conservation and wilderness protection.
Thank you to everyone who participated in TREC's 2013 Salary Survey. The salary survey results will be available in July. All participating organizations that completed all aspects of the salary survey will receive the full salary report at no cost! This same report will be available to non-participants for $199.
The Guide is based on more than 50 years of combined experience in helping conservation organizations negotiate the subtlety of Executive Director transitions. It provides an overview of the entire process of shifting from one organizational leader to another in a way that is organized, logical, and as pain-free as possible. The Guide is organized into three sections:
• The Executive Director Hiring Process
• Once your Executive Director is Hired: Working with the New ED
• Addressing Executive Director Transition: Turnover, Resignation and Termination
Each section highlights critical considerations and action steps in managing the transition process. It is designed to provide guidance each step of the way. While written primarily for Boards of Directors, who have direct responsibility for Executive Director issues, the Guide will also provide benefit for leaders and staff members wishing to have a more comprehensive understanding of the transition process.
If your reaction to a tutorial on preventing fraud is… "I don’t need to listen to that because fraud couldn’t possibly happen at my organization." Hold on. We prepared this session for you. Do yourself and your organization a favor and spend seven minutes to listen this. In this recording we lay out six simple steps you can take to prevent fraud from happening at your organization. Watch this informative video.
TREC’s Fundraising for Future is a distance-based learning program for development and management staff members who are new to fundraising. The series consists of eight monthly web-based training sessions (open to all Wilburforce grantees in the U.S. and Canada). Learn more.
Because times are tight, it is even more critical that we carefully evaluate our organization’s financial strengths and weaknesses. We need to empower ourselves with the knowledge and skills we need to thrive. This program starts in 2010 (open to all Wilburforce grantees in the U.S. and Canada). Learn more.