Author: David Allen

  20 October 2020   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   As a fundraiser, I can honestly say that the future has never seemed more uncertain than it is right now. In many ways, it feels like we are teetering on the edge of something truly horrible (great depression?,...

  13 October 2020   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Rally week has now come and gone. It was my 15th Rally, not that it’s important, but the 2020 version was certainly different from the other 14! Nearly 4,000 people registered. Holy cow! The workshop I led had nearly...

  29 September 2020   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   On vacation this week, so I’m reposting a piece I wrote several years ago that seems still relevant. See you next week!   When I was raising money for The Nature Conservancy, a former board member approached us about gifting...

  22 September 2020   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Here’s a great idea that deserves another mention: Send $50 to five different organizations you admire. It will cost your land trust $250, and it will take about half an hour. But for that investment, you will see every piece of...

  15 September 2020   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   First of all this week, let’s all take a moment to consider the members of our land trust community who are suffering due to the fires in the west. I have received several heartbreaking emails and messages from...

  8 September 2020   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Readers, I’d like you to meet my new friend RGF. RGF stands for Realty Gift Fund, and they buy and sell real estate for nonprofits. RGF, I’d like you to meet Readers. These are some of my best friends...

  18 August 2020   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   I’m working on refining a Fundraising Planning Seminar for land trusts in Colorado, and I created a Five-Step process. Actually, it’s a process that has five steps assuming you are already clear about the goals! (See also Start with...