Small conservation organizations face many of the same challenges, and run into many of the same questions. From volunteer management to board development, half the battle can simply be finding the right information. With this in mind, the Conservation Stewardship Collaborative and the Land and Water Partnership have collaborated to create this resource library of materials and links for conservation organizations in Rhode Island.

The library includes documents in Microsoft Word format, so they are easily adaptable for your use, and in Adobe Acrobat format, in case you cannot open Word documents. There are also some documents in Microsoft Excel format and many links to websites with useful resource materials. To access the documents for a particular topic, click on the plus sign next to the heading, and then click on the Word, Excel, or PDF link to open the document in each format, or click on the “website” link to go to the website. Once you have opened a Word or Excel document, make sure to save it to your own computer if you want to edit it. Changes you make will be lost if you do not save a copy of the document to your own computer.

Getting the Most from Your Annual AppealPDFDownload
Rhode Island Protocol for Baseline Document ReportsPDFDownload
Sample appeal letter drafts from The Barrington Land Conservation Trust, with feedback from Cause & Effect, Inc.PDFDownload