Webinars and Events

Webinars and Events

Rendezvous 2012: October 5-7

The 2012 Friends Rendezvous was held on October 5-7 in Grand Junction, Colorado.



How to make effective use of Facebook, Twitter and other digital media

David Bobzien, our Digital Director, presents the latest on effective digital communications on behalf of the National Conservation Lands. Learn the basics of content management systems, Facebook, Twitter, and how you can show your support for the Friends Grassroots Network online.

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Advocacy matters

Advocacy is the most effective tool nonprofits can use to advance their mission and serve their communities. Staff from the Alliance for Justice helped friends groups understand the laws that define opportunities and constraints.

View the slides: “What is Lobbying?” (pdf) and “Maximizing Your Lobbying Limit: Electing the 501(h) Expenditure Test” (pdf).

The secret to finding good volunteers and keeping them happy

Ever wonder how to find more volunteers and keep them involved and happy? Our California Program Director, Sam Goldman, will share a few of his secrets to developing and sustaining a strong base of active volunteers.

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Foundations 101

Please join Mackenzie Banta, Senior Development Associate and Erika Winton, Associate Director for Foundation and Corporate Giving, for Foundations 101, an introduction to the foundation world. Learn best practices and tools for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs), proposals, program officers and more!

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Appealing (and effective) appeal letters

Mackenzie Banta, Senior Development Associate, is our maven of money, doyen of dollars, guru of giving. She will help you make your next fundraising appeal a veritable magnet for money.

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Other webinars in the works

Stay tuned for times and dates!

Speakwell: Simple steps to improving your public speaking

“To speak, and to speak well, are two different things. A fool may talk but a wise man speaks”. After six years of teaching public speaking at Stanford, Nancy Buffington, with Boise Speakwell (www.boisespeakwell.com), will share some of the most effective pointers and recommendations for you to improve your public speaking and have some fun while doing it.

Working with religious leaders

The Tributary Fund (www.thetributaryfund.org) has international experience working with religious, scientific and local leaders to address issues of sustainable community development and wildlife habitat protection. Learn from their experience about how to work closely and effectively with communities of faith.

The ABCs of MOUs, AAs, PAs, and other assorted BLM agreements

If you’ve ever been confused, befuddled or frustrated by BLM’s partnership policies, please sign up for this webinar. BLM staff will explain and clarify its partnership guidelines and answer questions about the process of developing, negotiating and finalizing agreements with your local BLM partner.

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