Land Trust and Conservation Resources
Find a land trust in the United States:
Highland Communities Initiative: a program of The Trustees of Reservations, working to enhance the quality of life and rural character of our communities in rural western Massachusetts: www.highlandcommunities.org/
Land Conservation and Advocacy, a resource for emergency funding and legal assistance for land conservation:
Land Trust Alliance, representing land trusts across america:
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences:
MassAcorn, a resource network for western Massachusetts forest land:
Mass Rivers Alliance, representing organizations that protect and restore rivers in the Commonwealth:
MassWoods, University of Massachusetts Forest Conservation Program:
Private Landowner Network, A Guide to Conservation Resources for Landowners: www.privatelandownernetwork.org
Resolving Land Disputes, a collaboration of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Consensus Building Institute, provides information on effective and innovative resolution of land use conflicts:
The Trustees of Reservations:
The Trustees of Reservations' Putnam Conservation Institute seeks to increase the capacity of the conservation community to protect, care for, and interpret the natural and cultural resources of Massachusetts:
The Trustees of Reservations' Conservation Common, an online community for professionals and volunteers working to protect and care for special places and the quality of life in Massachusetts: www.ConservationCommon.org
Townboard.org, training and educational opportunities in Massachusetts, statewide and regional, with a particular focus on land-use issues. www.townboard.org
University of Massachusetts Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation: http://www.umass.edu/nrec/
Wilderness.net, an Internet-based tool connecting the natural resource workforce, scientists, educators, and the public to their wilderness heritage through access to wilderness information: www.wilderness.net/index.cfm
Alliance for Nonprofit Management ttp://www.allianceonline.org Mission: To provide leadership in enhancing a civil society by challenging and strengthening those who deliver management and governance support services to nonprofit organizations.
Associated Grant Makers
(AGM) is a regional association of grant makers whose members are located in, or make grants in, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. As a leadership organization for philanthropy, AGM serves the philanthropic community as a resource for promoting philanthropy, information exchange, networking, dialogue, collaboration and professional development.
AGM's mission is to support the practice and expansion of effective philanthropic giving. AGM aspires to be the primary philanthropic network and online portal for current and emerging grant makers and other key constituencies interested in philanthropy. Associated Grant Makers, 55 Court Street, Suite 520, Boston, MA 02108 Phone: 617.426.2606, Fax: 617.426.2849, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Source http://www.boardsource.org Formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, This organization is dedicated to building stronger nonprofit boards and stronger nonprofit organizations.
EcoNet http://www.igc.org/igc/econet EcoNet™: working to support ecological sustainability and environmental justice
Environmental Support Center http://www.envsc.org Provides grants and services to environmental nonprofits.
Free Management Library http://www.mapnp.org/library/ A project of The Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits
GuideStar http://guidestar.org A clearinghouse of information on nonprofit organizations and grant making foundations.
Institute for Conservation Leadership, www.icl.org, 6930 Carroll Ave, Suite 420 Takoma Park, MD 20912, Tel 301-270-2900, Fax 301-270-0610 At the Institute for Conservation Leadership, we empower leaders with training and we build volunteer institutions that protect and conserve the Earth's environment. We do this by helping leaders lead better, building connections between groups with similar goals, and supporting groups' progress with fundraising, board development, and other activities.
Interactive Knowledge for Nonprofits Worldwide http://www.iknow.org/HumanRes.html
Mass Nonprofit Network, a statewide association for nonprofit organizations, focusing on advocacy, capacity-building, and public awareness at www.massnonprofitnet.org/
Mass Nonprofit News, a comprehensive, up-to-date, authoritative information resource devoted to Massachusetts nonprofits at
New England Grassroots Environment Fund http://www.grassrootsfund.org Nonprofit grant program designed to foster a broad range of local environmental initiatives in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.
Tech Soup http://www.techsoup.org Tech Soup offers computer hardware, software and other technical advice for non profits through their website and email newsletters. Also manages DiscounTech, a web based store for discounted software for non profit organizations.
Technical Assistance for Community Services http://www.tacs.org Technical Assistance for Community Services (TACS) provides assistance to nonprofit organizations to help them develop the people and skills they need to achieve their missions. TACS has provided training and/or consultation for over 3,000 nonprofits throughout Oregon and Washington. TACS provides workshops, networks, and consultations on financial management.
Technical Development Corporation http://www.tdcorp.org/ 31 Milk Street, Suite 310, Boston, MA 02019, Tel: 617-728-9151 TDC Management Training at Technical Development Corporation offers workshops on Starting a Nonprofit.
Training Resoursces for the Environmental Coummunity http://trecnw.org Training Resources for the Environmental Community (TREC) is designed to strengthen the effectiveness of the environmental movement in Western North America by enhancing the core capacities of environmental organizations and by empowering current and rising leaders. TREC provides organizational development and technical assistance to environmental groups.
Environmental Library: Endangered Animals
Water Conservation for Kids
World Wildlife Fund
Alliance for Justice http://www.afj.org/ a national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's, and consumer advocacy organizations. AFJ works to strengthen the public interest community's ability to influence public policy and to foster the next generation of advocates.
Center for Nonprofit Management: FAQ - Lobbying and Advocacy http://www.cnmsocal.org/resources/articles/faq-lobbying-and-advocacy.html Frequently asked questions about lobbying and advocacy by nonprofits.
Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest http://www.clpi.org/ Promoting, supporting and protecting nonprofit advocacy and lobbying.
The Public Policy Institute http://www.realclout.org/ Helps nonprofit organizations working for social and economic justice interpret the current political scene, successfully promote positive policy change, and build their organizational power.