Workshops and Networking

Networking Discussions

These informal one-hour discussion are intended for staff and board members of non-profit land conservation organizations, with a focus on exchanging information on topics of common interest. The conversations are facilitated by MLTC, with occasional guest hosts. Sessions are not recorded. To receive log-in information, register for each session that interests you.

Upcoming Networking Discussions

  • May2

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    Topics of Interest for AVLTs (All Volunteer Land Trusts)

    Zoom

    Today's topic of discussion will be "CRs: Writing Them, Defending Them - Tips and Tricks". Bring your questions and insights so we can learn from each other. Part of MLTC's Stronger Together networking program. This call will not be recorded. Register.

  • May16

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    Stewardship Staff: Protecting Sensitive Habitat and Species

    Zoom

    How do we as Stewardship staff best protect sensitive habitats and species while also maintaining our properties for the public? Come with your questions, challenges, and insights so we can learn from each other. This call is part of MLTC's Stronger Together networking program. It will not be recorded. Register here.

  • Jul9

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    Small Staffed Land Trusts: Capacity Building and Staffing Challenges

    Zoom

    Discussion of this topic may include: what does Capacity Building actually mean? Only in Operations, or also Stewardship, Land Acquisition, other? How are you solving the problem? Insights and suggestions from attending Zoomers. Conversation in these calls has been fluid, so other topics of mutual interest may also be discussed. Part of MLTC's Stronger Together networking series for staff and Board members. This call will not be recorded. Register.

Workshops & Seminars

Workshops are multi-session trainings where land trust staff and board members come together to study a topic of common interest and support one another in advancing the work of their respective organizations. Participants are encouraged to commit to attending all sessions.  

Seminars are one-time learning opportunities featuring speakers or panels on a particular topic of relevance to the land conservation community, including time for Q&A. These are generally recorded and added to the MLTC resource library. 

Upcoming Workshops & Seminars

  • May2

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    Building a Strategic Fundraising Program – A Four-Week Course for Massachusetts Land Trusts

    Zoom

    This four-part series, offered in partnership with Land Trust Alliance, will provide the tactics needed to better engage with people and raise more money. Topics will include: basic planning protocols, tools to develop strategic fundraising plans, approaches to fundraising from individual donors and funders, and more. Dates & times: Thursday…

  • May7

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    Landscape-Scale Land Conservation: Steps to Success

    Zoom

    This five-part series is targeted to experienced land protection personnel from land trusts and conservation partners who aspire to tackle large or complex land conservation projects in Massachusetts, including those that cross state lines. For these purposes, "landscape-scale" projects are those that may include multiple landowners or require a multi-year...