Stronger Together Networking Series

The Stronger Together program is comprised of two types of learning experiences, Learning Collaboratives and informal discussion Sessions. See descriptions below.

Learning Collaboratives

Learning Collaboratives are multi-session workshops that bring together teams of peers representing different land trusts to study a topic of common interest and support one in applying lessons learned to set and advance objectives for their respective organizations. Participating land trusts are asked to send at least two staff or board members to participate and commit to attend all sessions.

Models for Land Trust Collaboration

Three sessions, beginning Monday May 10, 10:00 am – noon, via Zoom
Next sessions Monday May 17, 10 am – noon; and Monday June 14, 10 am – noon

This interactive three-part workshop is for land trusts leaders interested in exploring the possibility of formalized collaboration with other conservation organizations. Could formalized collaboration (i.e. beyond occasional advice, networking and project-specific partnership) be a tool for sustaining and strengthening your organization? Learn from peers as you clarify motivations and reservations about collaboration, hear lessons learned from those who have implemented various models, and set concrete objectives for next steps you can take if you want to explore further. Facilitated by Robb Johnson, with guest speakers sharing experience with models including paying for staff time or services from a larger or umbrella organization; sharing staff or office space; and fiscal agency or legal affiliation. Agenda details will be sent in advance. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition with support from UMass Amherst's Working Forest Initiative and the Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts. Note: Each participating organization is encouraged to send least two representatives to participate. Free of charge to MLTC members; Non-member fee: $30 per organization. For more information contact Robb at robb@massland.org. Advance registration required here. (Registrants will receive a follow-up email with registration links for sessions 2 and 3.)

Networking Sessions

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 Robb Johnson, Executive Director of MLTC, with occasional guest hosts. Sessions are not recorded.

To receive log-in information, register for each session that interests you. 

No Sessions currently (April 20). New learning opportunities coming soon!

"Your AVLT session two weeks ago was excellent!  We have so much in common and are facing the same struggles. It reassured me that we are not alone."
-- Kathy, Wareham Land Trust, participant

"The meeting was thought provoking and terrific. Connecting with other land trust people and hearing their experiences was absolutely the best."
-- Jody, Acton Conservation Trust, participant