May 28, 2008
The Alliance for Community Trees and the Arbor Day Foundation are teaming up to offer a day of outstanding training from conservation fundraising expert Andy Robinson, on May 28 in conjunction with the National Urban Ecosystems Conference in Orlando. All are welcome to attend this engaging, high energy program. One day registration for the fundraising seminar on May 28 is only $75, thanks to support from the Community Tree Leadership Forum, a joint program of the Alliance for Community Trees and Arbor Day Foundation. The Community Tree Leadership Forum is a training series designed to suit the needs of community groups and nonprofits engaged in community greening issues, generously supported with help from the USDA Forest Service.
Andy Robinson provides training and consulting for nonprofits in fundraising, grantseeking, board development, marketing, earned income, planning, leadership development, and facilitation. Over the past twelve years, Andy has worked with organizations in 46 US states and Canada. He specializes in the needs of groups working for human rights, social justice, environmental conservation, and community development. Andy’s engaging, highly interactive teaching style will challenge you to apply the concepts you learn and have fun doing it.
85% percent of charitable funds come from individual donors- not foundations or corporations. Learn how to build a fundraising program that honors your mission. The seminar will feature:
* Grassroots Grants
* Big Money for Small Groups
* The pros and cons of chasing grants
* Designing fundable projects
* Grants research: how to find the money
* Developing relationships with funders
* Building your proposal, piece by piece
* Why people give
* The basic principles of fundraising
* Raising major gifts through the mail
* Identifying prospective donors
* “The ask” — face to face solicitation
Register for the Community Tree Leadership Forum.
While this pre-conference workshop is being held in cooperation with Nature and the Network, the 2008 National Conference on Urban Ecosystems, registration is separate. The fee is $55 for ACT members and $75 for non-members. Lunch is included in the one-day registration fee.
About the National Urban Ecosystems Conference
Nonprofits are eligible for half price registration scholarships for the full conference on May 29-30, thanks to support from the USDA Forest Service. Scholarships are available on a first come first served basis. Request a scholarship.
Building a new framework for people and nature to work together. The Conference will bring together members of the business, government, and conservation communities, to solidify and expand partnerships, assess our progress and plan strategies for building communities of the future.
The conference will begin by laying a foundation of Nature and the Human Network- exploring how each system each evolved and how each functions today. The balance of the conference will focus on building a new framework to support the systems of Nature and the Network in the future. The conference will address national, regional, and local issues required to build this new framework.
Conference sessions will provide forums for developing and articulating federal agency ideas for managing Nature and the Network, such as the redesign of the US Forest Service State and Private Forestry. Other agencies such as the EPA, Department of Economic Development, and Department of Transportation will hold forums to discuss their new ideas and then share these ideas within the conference audience as a whole.
Register for Nature and the Network: 2008 Urban Ecosystems Conference.