Trainings & Workshops

We offer workshops, training opportunities, and other services to all land trust practioners in Wisconsin.  Currently planned learning opportunities are listed below.  Questions, feedback and suggestions are most welcome and can be directed to Mike Strigel, Executive Director.

In-Person Opportunities

SAVE THE DATE for our Annual Land Trust Retreat

October 16-18, 2014
Green Lake Conference Center
Green Lake, WI
We hope you'll make plans to join our host the Green Lake Conservancy for an unparalled opportunity to learn, share, and have fun amongst your Wisconsin land trust peers this fall. More information and registrations will be released in the coming months. Please stay tuned!

Virtual Training Opportunities

We, along with the Land Trust Alliance and Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy, are pleased to continue our series of free Ask An Expert calls that are easy to fit into your busy day.

Ask-An-Expert Call Series

Before the Capital Campaign on May 2, 2014 at 11am Central

To be effective, your capital campaign should do more than "make goal." It should dramatically and positively impact your organization's finances, relationships, volunteerism, education and stewardship.

A well-executed campaign will bring in money, and also enhance annual giving, help fund special projects, and increase planned giving, endowments and membership. But to do all this, you need to start your campaign planning long before you launch a feasibility study.

A capital campaign is hard work under any circumstances. Come to discuss the preliminary steps you can take to maximize your efforts by integrating:
  •     Strategic planning
  •     Research and analysis
  •     Internal operations
  •     Relationship building
  •     Preliminary prospect review

Our discussion leader is Mary J. Foley, President of Foley Consulting, Inc. Mary does fundraising, marketing and organizational development with small- and mid-sized nonprofits. She presented at the Alliance's 2004 Midwest Land Conservation Conference and has served in the fundraising arena for over 30 years.

Space is limited, so please register today!
Registration closes on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Making the Media Work for You on June 6, 2014 at 11am Central

Save the date for this opportunity with Ben Raines, who spent over a decade as an environmental writer and editor. Raines still writes pieces for the Press Register, is working on a documentary about Alabama's diverse ecosystem and is also the current Executive Director of the Weeks Bay Foundation.

We'll offer more details about this training call soon. Stay tuned!

Financial Controls for Your Land Trust on November 7, 2014 at 11am Central

Save the date for this opportunity with Dana Chabot, CPA.  Chabot has a long history working with Gathering Waters, Wisconsin land trusts and other non profits land trusts. 

We'll offer more details about this training call soon. Stay tuned!

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