The 5 Worst Reasons to do a Special Event

The 5 Worst Reasons to do a Special Event

A special event can do lots of great things for a mission-driven organization. It can bring in needed revenue, deepen connections with supporters, and garner attention from the community. What’s not to love? But the truth is that hosting a special event is also one of...
Constituent-Centered Case Study

Constituent-Centered Case Study

Last year I wrote about the tour I took at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and how it was a wonderful example of an organization being truly constituent-centered. Since the tour, the Ranch has continued to act in a truly constituent-centered fashion as they work to...

Applying the Integrated Strategy: Part 2 – Constituents

In my first post we explored how the first core component of the The Integrated Strategy for Success and Sustainability: The Impact Model – identity – applies to the unique issues and challenges of land trusts engaged in working lands conservation. In this post, we...
Assessing Sustainability: Part 2 – Constituents

Assessing Sustainability: Part 2 – Constituents

This post is part of a 4-part series on our Sustainability Self-Assessment tool. Read part 1 here, part 3 here, and part 4 here.  The Sustainability Self-Assessment uses questions developed by Conservation Impact and Nonprofit Impact and used in hundreds of planning...

New Mexico Part 2: Really Getting your Constituents

After the training in Albuquerque, I rented a car and drove up to visit Ghost Ranch about an hour north of Santa Fe. If you’re unfamiliar with Ghost Ranch, it is a 21,000 acre property in the Chama River Valley of New Mexico, famous for being the home of the artist...