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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.

By David Allen, Development for Conservation As you probably know, Alaska residents receive a check in the mail from the State of Alaska representing a distribution of oil royalties earned during the year. It’s called the Permanent Fund Dividend and has rangedfrom $300 to more than $2,000...

  By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Among the notable passings in 2018 was one Jerold (Jerry) Panas. Jerry’s was one of the most recognizable names in fundraising. Author of twenty books on fundraising, Panas was also a regular contributor to blogs and magazines about the topic....

  By David Allen, Development for Conservation   If you’re like me, you won’t be mailing your appeal letters and/or renewals after this week and until after the election. If you’re like me, you will calculate that the national mood will be seriously distracted by the election. I...

  By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Whether we understand and acknowledge it or not, we all have an interesting relationship with neuroscience, neurolinguistics, and neurolinguistic programming. These terms describe the possibility that how human beings react to certain decision-making triggers can be studied and understood. Many of...