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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.

  8 February 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   “Your guidance on the direct mail has been spot on. I got a few complaints about "asking for specific amounts of money," but I haven't worried about it too much because we are crushing our fundraising goals. (Also,...

  18 January 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   I’m getting a number of requests for help fundraising from land trusts who need to build their stewardship endowments. Some of this is undoubtedly related to land trust accreditation, which has brought both new awareness and new urgency...

  28 December 2021   Looking for something to do this week? Try picking up the phone.   I get teased every year by somebody who tells me they are NOT taking this week off, because “someone” advised them to make themselves available to donors who might need to talk...

  21 December 2021   “Action on behalf of life transforms. Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.” Robin Wall...