Materials from Past Workshops:

Information from various ealier workshops is available in the Resource Library. Information from certain specific past workshops is available below.

Recruiting Your Best Board of Directors

Held: Wednesday, April 27 (via Zoom)

Video Recording of the Workshop

Rhode Island Land Trust Council Annual Meeting

Held: Wednesday, April 20 (via Zoom)

Video Recording of the Meeting

Be Ready for Ticks

Held: Saturday, March 12

For More Information: URI TickEncounter website

Video Recording of Workshop

Identifying RI Land Conservation Priorities for Coastal Wetland Adaptation to Sea Level Rise

Held: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Workshop Material:

Video Recording of Workshop

Using an App & Computerized Mapping Programs to Help Monitor Your Land Trust's Properties

Held: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Workshop Materials:

Video Recording of Workshop

Monitoring Your Land Trust's Protected Properties

Held: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Workshop Materials:

Video Recording of Workshop

Land Trust Standards & Practices: Best Practices for Land Conservation and Stewardship

Held: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Workshop Presentation

Keepers & Chuckers: Organizing Land Records to Assure Permanent Protection for Your Land

Held: Saturday, November 7, 2015

Workshop Materials

  1. PowerPoint (pdf)
  2. Handouts (pdf)

Preparing Baseline Documentation for Your Protected Lands

Held: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Video of Workshop & Workshop Materials

RI Conservation Easement Amendments: Protecting Land Forever & Recent Legislative Changes

Held: Thursday, November 14, 2013

Workshop Materials


Fundraising for Stewardship & Conservation Defense:

PowerPoint and Videos

Does your land trust need to raise funds for stewardship and legal defense of land that you’re protecting? These workshop videos are that professional consult you need! The workshop is funny, direct, and compelling. Fundraising consultant Sharon Danosky moves at a clip and makes sense out of every step and reasoning of a successful campaign. You will not get lost. The PowerPoint (Adobe Acrobat format) is your map; Danosky is your expert guide.

PowerPoint for workshop (in Adobe Acrobat format)

Part 1

Part 1: Leads you from fundraising fundamentals to developing a case for support, creating a fundraising pyramid, and conducting feasibility studies.

Part 2

Part 2: Continuation of Part 1.

Part 3

Part 3: Presentations of case statements that groups developed during the workshop

Getting the Most From Your Annual Appeal

This workshop by Gayle Gifford and Jon Howard of Cause & Effect, Inc. took place on October 8, 2009 at the Audubon Society of RI Headquarters and covered fundraising do's and don'ts, including how to create a powerful and effective appeal package that attracts attention and drives response, ways to increase the size of gifts and how to build donor loyalty by acknowledging gifts.

After the workshop, Cause & Effect, Inc. worked one-on-one with the Barrington Land Conservation Trust and the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council on their annual appeal letters. The review process and final letters used for the 2009 Annual Appeal are posted below.

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