ACT Trainings and Events

ACT members include the most innovative nonprofit tree conservation organization in the country.


Urban forestry is simply about trees in places where people live.
Ultimately, conservation is about empowering citizens to improve the communities where they live and work. The Alliance for Community Trees is the only national organization working to improve the urban forests where 80% of Americans live- our cities, towns, and villages. ACT’s national office assembles coalitions that drive broad environmental success for our more than 180 organizations in 41 states in the pursuit of Clean Air, Green Streets, and Healthy Neighborhoods.
Do you plant, preserve, train, or educate? Join our national coalition to:

  • Share resources and ideas
  • Access grants and online fundraising
  • Shape national policy- be part of a larger voice
  • Get NeighborWoods planning tools
  • Receive research and funding updates
  • Join a successful peer community
  • Promote a common agenda for trees
  • ACT trainings and events are specifically designed networking opportunities to:

  • Learn “what works” from ACT member organizations
  • Promote NeighborWoods programs and models
  • Present best practices and cutting-edge research
  • Foster ACT’s network of peers for collaboration and sharing
  • Thursday Webcast Series
    The Thursday Webcast Series is a bimonthly webcast held at the lunch hour. The goal is to provide informal training opportunities for local urban and community forestry practitioners. The trainings highlight successful programs and practices that you may want to adopt in your community. The series is geared for volunteer organizers, community groups, and others who work with the public. Webcasts are open to all.
    Community Tree Leadership Forum
    In partnership with the National Arbor Day Foundation and the USDA Forest Service, the Alliance for Community Trees developed an intensive three-day training program focused on the needs of nonprofits, service groups, volunteer coordinators, and community organizers engaged in urban and community forestry. The training is designed to increase the impact of nonprofit and community organizations working on urban forest issues by providing training to strengthen management and leadership skills. The core modules include:

  • Nonprofit Standards of Excellence & Accountability
  • Marketing & Urban Forestry
  • Fundraising
  • Program Models for Community Groups
  • Partnerships & Collaboration
  • Public Policy & Advocacy
  • National NeighborWoods Academy
    NeighborWoods Academy provides formal training seminars and workshops to prepare more NeighborWoods organizers and extend project successes from coast to coast. Meeting feature research about trees as a tool for community revitalization, nonprofit executive networking, grassroots program models, and NeighborWoods tools for community organizing, and is also a chance to recognize NeighborWoods award winners and exemplary nonprofit partnerships. Geared toward nonprofit executives, volunteer organizers, and community advocates, NeighborWoods Academy is a great way to energize and connect with others working to restore tree canopy and make communities better places to live.
    “We have been getting so much great information and resources from ACT. We are really thrilled with our membership and the benefits we’ve gotten from it.”
    – Sharon DiLorenzo, Program Manager, Capital District Community Gardens
    “Alliance for Community Trees – invigorating, rewarding – a place to share ideas and resources and a collective voice.”
    – Janette Monear, Executive Director, Texas Trees Foundation
    “We are really pleased with the amazing amount of support we receive from ACT.”
    – Andrew Hart, Director of Urban Forestry, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
    Join the most innovative nonprofit tree conservation organization in the country to influence how healthy urban forests are part of the solution to seeding great communities.
    Find Out More:
    ACT Membership Brochure
    Thursday Webcast Series
    NeighborWoods Academy
    Community Tree Leadership Forum
    Nonprofit Network and Urban Forestry News
    NeighborWoods
    National Tree Policies
    Urban Forestry Research
    The Alliance for Community Trees is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization (EIN # 68-0319301), and also participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC # 12402). To discuss planned giving opportunities, call us at 301-277-0040.


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