Cancelled – USFWS and Friends Partnership: Required Reviews & Reports

  • Post category:USFWS Policies
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Cancelled and will be rescheduled.

bird on a branch

Friends, please join us to learn more about the forthcoming reporting system for Friends groups. This reporting system will be easy to use, not overly burdensome, and accessible to both Friends members and Service staff. In this webinar, we will demo the form and answer any and all questions you may have.

Presenter: Linda Schnee, National Friends Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Friends, Boost Your Year-End Fundraising

  • Post category:Funding
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Virginia Creeper

Did you know that one-third of annual giving occurs in December? And 12% happens the last three days of the year? It’s almost time for the annual giving season which drives billions of dollars for the nonprofit sector. Now is the time to start planning your end-of-the-year campaign! This webinar was hosted by Courtney Phelan, the National Wildlife Refuge Association’s Director of Development. With over a decade of nonprofit fundraising experience.

The webinar covered:

  • Three steps to start your campaign
  • Who do we solicit?
  • How to write a good appeal
  • Tools
  • What is Giving Tuesday?
  • Thanking donors
  • Goals and metrics

Below are links to the recording and other materials from the webinar:

A huge thank you to Courtney Phelan, for this presentation.

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Realty 101: What Is The Role Of Friends In Land Acquisition?

  • Post category:Advocacy
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2:00 pm ET

Do you know how land acquisition priorities are determined for USFWS? Can Friends acquire lands? Do you wonder how Friends can influence funding decisions for land acquisition? These topics and more will be covered in this upcoming webinar on land acquisition. We will talk about the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Duck Stamp Programs as well as the 30×30 conservation initiative and its potential impact on Refuges. If you have questions about the role of Friends in land acquisition this webinar is for you. 

We are excited to have as our presenter Joe McCauley, who served for 32 years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working within the National Wildlife Refuge System as a wildlife refuge manager, land protection planner, Atlantic Coast Joint Venture Coordinator, and Realty Officer and also a past National Wildlife Refuge Association Northeast Regional Representative.

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Photo credit: Arrowleaf balsamroot on the National Elk Refuge, WY | Hannah Bradburn / USFWS

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Does Your Friends Group Have the Right Insurance Coverage?

  • Post category:Management
  • Reading time:2 mins read

Do you and your Board wonder about what kinds of insurance you need and how to assess your risks? Want to know what the Friends Partnership Agreement means by “Indemnifying the Department of Interior”? Some of the most frequently asked questions to NWRA and CORFA are about Friends insurance needs. Below are links to the recording and other materials from and mentioned during the webinar.

A huge thank you to our very knowledgable presenter, Matthew Lokan of Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors.

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Building Relationships That Support Your Mission

  • Post category:Advocacy
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early morning fog along Green River

This webinar his webinar presented by CORFA and NWRA was focused on how to build relationships on Capitol Hill and in your community that support your mission and your refuge or hatchery. We explored who to build those relationships with, what to discuss, when is the best time, why it’s important, and the importance of maintaining these relationships into the future.

A recording of this webinar, the slide deck and resource sheet are on this website under the Resource Center tab.

Photo credit: Tom Koerner/USFWS

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