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Adopting Your Strategic Plan

Formally adopting a strategic plan is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of a board of directors. This resource reviews the process between the planning committee, staff, and board from review to adoption of your new strategic plan.  

Advocating for Public Land Conservation During the Coronavirus Pandemic | Resource Media

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This resource, provided by Resource Media, provides insight to the environmental community on how to reach out to constituents and the public around the critical issues they work on while still recognizing the challenges we are all facing. This website resource will help guide organizations to address the question, “How can conservationists and public lands advocates […]

Allocating Shared Operating Expenses

Shared Allocation is the process of spreading your shared expenses such as rent and utilities across your programs and other cost centers. By using shared allocation, each program shows its full costs. This toolkit shows you why this is important and how to do it.

Annual Planning and Tracking Calendar for Board & Staff | Sample

A calendar developed at the start of the year captures both ongoing/recurring board responsibilities as well as new initiatives. By anticipating upcoming tasks, it helps committees plan their work, helps board leaders design board agendas and helps staff prepare

Appeal Checklist

Use this checklist every time you draft an appeal to make sure it hits all the right notes so that your donors and prospects will be singing your tune and sending their gifts.

Board and Staff Friendraising Process

The flow chart in this resource shows how a Board member can meaningfully contribute to building your organization’s “friend” base, leading to more supporters while increasing connection between your Board and Staff through their Friendraising work.

Board Committee Job Descriptions

A committee list for boards, including responsibilities and/or activities for each activity. This resource offers job descriptions for 15 committees to adapt for your own organization.

Board Donor Stewardship | Flow of Communications

Major gift work is a highly personalized form of fundraising that can be difficult to systematize. The success of your major gifts effort is dependent on authentic relationships with your donors, and it’s difficult to script the authentic conversations that make up a real relationships. The following flow chart and corresponding scripts are a great […]

Board Member Recruitment Process | Sample

Use this Sample document as a template for recruiting board members to your organization. Agree on skills, roles, responsibilities, and qualities you are seeking within your organization, and customize for your organization’s unique needs.

Board Skills and Experience Checklist

Is your Board make up diverse? Does its current make-up meet all your current needs? Are your recruiting a new Board member and need a tool to determine where your Board needs strengthening? This checklist will help you and your organization get a high-level view of the  strengths and gaps in your current Board.

Background Image: Raincoast Conservation Foundation | Jamen Rhodes