Jump in, the Water’s Fine!
Collaboration Inspiration for All-Volunteer Land Trusts
Has collaboration ever crossed your mind? If so, this booklet is for you. Easy to read
and filled with real-life examples of successful collaborations, this booklet covers a
range of collaboration options and resources, as well as tips for starting a successful
partnership. As a board member of an all-volunteer land trust your work is vitally
important, so take a few minutes to check out how collaboration can increase your
land trust’s conservation impact (and make your life easier in the process).
"This is terrific! Best piece I’ve seen on the topic — thorough, accessible, clear."
— Jay Espy, Executive Director, Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
"This booklet is great — the tone, the depth and variety of examples. It brings up
some great concepts that I look forward to sharing with my board of directors.”
— Jessica Burton, Executive Director,
Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative
“The tone and content is excellent and most informative. I hope to see this widely
circulated as more of us AVLTs face up to the challenges of going it alone. I
look forward to sharing it with our board as we explore collaboration during our
up-coming strategic plan overhaul.”
— Abigail Brooks, President, Sakonnet Preservation Association
About the Author:
Carla Lee Lewis is a writer, editor and private consultant based
in northwestern New Jersey, where she is currently assisting an all-volunteer land
trust to meet
Land Trust Standards and Practices
and to apply for accreditation.