Author: David Allen

  31 May 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   If you were starting a new restaurant in town, its long-term viability would depend on getting people to try it right away – within the first couple of months. That means they would need to hear about it...

  24 May 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Last week, I promised you a blog about strategies for recruiting new donors. I’m still going to post that, but I’m putting it off a week. Because the stock market is down 20%. And I’m sensing a level of concern...

  17 May 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   A few weeks ago, someone asked for a post about recruiting new members. This post (and next week’s) is for them and for anyone else looking for the same information.   For the purposes of this post, I am defining...

  19 April 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been writing about communicating with donors. We’re Outreaching; Are We Succeeding? Communicating with “People Who Give Money” Four Common Communications Failures I See Too Frequently   And as I explained last week, communication has been on...

  12 April 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been writing about communicating with donors. We’re Outreaching; Are We Succeeding? Communicating with “People Who Give Money”   It’s been on my mind because I’ve been doing a whole series of Development Audits – comprehensive...

  29 March 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   If there is one word in land trust language that would benefit the most from tighter definition, it’s probably the word “outreach.” We have Outreach Committees, Directors of Membership and Outreach, Outreach Strategies, Outreach Events, and so on. I’m...