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First Thing Tuesday

This BLOG is intended to help conservation organizations and land trusts pursue excellence in all aspects of their conservation endeavors. I welcome your comments and feedback to these posts.

  24 November 2020   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Magazine editor Larry Smith has been collecting people’s six-word stories about their lives since 2006. Reportedly, the idea was born at a Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family and was based on an anecdote attributed to Ernest Hemingway:...

  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...