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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   For the last several years, about this time, I have posted about a metric I’ve wanted to collect data on – the 5-year-value of new members. I’ve been asking everyone to look back at the donors who made first gifts (ever)...

  15 January 2021   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   The unwelcome news arrived in an email on Tuesday afternoon: Joselin Matkins, an accomplished land trust Executive Director from Idaho, took her own life on Friday, January 8th. She was 42 years old.   Land trust director found deceased     I had to...

  12 January 2021   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Have you challenged yourself for 2021? Lose 5 pounds, paint the house, learn Spanish. What about organizational challenges? Secure an Americorps Volunteer, achieve accreditation. How about start a major gift program? Nationally, more than 80% of charitable giving comes from individuals....

  22 December 2020   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Tomorrow is the 30th of December. Which means that today is the day for an annual reminder that all fundraisers should be available all week this week for the people you serve. Sorry about that.   Let’s say that I’m a...

  22 December 2020   Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves...

  15 December 2020   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Double your Giving Tuesday gift! Celebrate Giving Tuesday The importance of one day in land conservation 3 Reasons to #SaveTheBay on #GivingTuesday - TODAY! In uncertain times, the Alliance meets the need Give Today - Support Leaders of Tomorrow! Final hours to give back...