Author: David Allen

  By David Allen, Development for Conservation   I’m closing in on ten years in the consulting business. Along the way, I have worked with dozens of land trusts, and doing so has afforded me an interesting vertical window into the land trust community. In other words, because I...

  By David Allen, Development for Conservation   As soon as I learn what the fundraising goal is, my brain kicks into overdrive. OK, we’re going to need three gifts of this amount and 5 gifts of that amount. Sam could do $$$$, and Jill will probably come in...

  By David Allen, Development for Conservation   One feature of the blog world that I have found academically interesting over the years is the “hits per page.” This is the metric that tells the writer which pages or posts attract the most readers, whether it’s because they...

  By David Allen, Development for Conservation   I’m working with several groups right now who are interested in changing their Board’s culture. Specifically, they have Boards who have not been particularly involved in raising money and are interested in encouraging and supporting Board level efforts in this...