MLTN Infoline – March 17, 2020

Take a breath, check up on friends, and consider one of these online learning opportunities.
Each of us will deal with this unsettling time in our own way. If you’re the type of person who needs to keep busy, here are some learning opportunities that might appeal. We will do our best to keep you updated on other ways to stay connected as we hear about them. 
Take care and keep in touch,
Whit , Jeff , and Donna

Prepare Your Nonprofit for Smooth Sailing Through COVID-19
FREE partner webinar from MANP

This webinar is offered in partnership with Tech Impact
Attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus might involve closing nonprofit offices and program sites. But that doesn’t have to shut down your operations or your services. Join us for a presentation and Q&A with experts about how to rapidly get the right technology in place and minimize disruptions to your organization.  This webinar will cover:
  • Options for cloud productivity tools such as email and file sharing
  • Tech policies for people working remotely and using personal devices
  • Ways to start delivering programs and services remotely, in under a month
  • A few tips for sanitizing your tech devices (always a good idea)

Register on the MANP website. 

Training + Facilitating When You’re Not in the Room: Webinars, Remote Workshops + Online Meetings 

Thursday, March 19th, 2020
1:00 – 2:15 pm
Instructor: Andy Robinson
Cost: $30 for MANP members (most land trusts are MANP members via their MLTN membership, contact Donna for more info)
This is such a timely topic and Andy Robinson is a skilled instructor so don’t miss out!  In this webinar, you’ll learn:
  • Why webinars fail — and how to fix them
  • Five tips for engaging remote learners
  • Tools for facilitating remote meetings via Zoom and other platforms
  • When the group is together — and the trainer works remotely
This is an interactive webinar – yes, that’s possible – so come prepared to participate.
Register on the MANP website.

Land Trusts Fundraising for Climate Work

Thursday, March 26th, 2020
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Judy Anderson
Cost: $20 LTA members, $30 for non-members
Interactive webinar for Northern New England Land Trusts
In September 2019, the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) and the Open Space Institute (OSI) surveyed land trusts in northern New England to assess current levels of climate change engagement. They asked: “What resources do you need to increase climate work?” Above all else, funding was identified as the most needed resource. 
This webinar, presented by our good friend and esteemed colleague Judy Anderson, will provide real-world examples and practical ideas for how your land trust can ramp up its climate work. You’ll hear examples of land trusts across the country fundraising around climate with a specific focus on individual, community and foundation giving. 
Visit the MLTN website for details and link to register. Hope to “see” you there!

MNRCP: Updates for the 2020 Funding Round

Presenter: Bryan Emerson, The Nature Conservancy
Cost: FREE
Bryan Emerson from The Nature Conservancy will provide a brief update on the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program (MNRCP) and expectations for the upcoming 2020 funding round, including funds available by region, priority resources to target for potential projects, and the expected timeline for the proposal submission and review process. Plenty of time will be allotted for questions on these and other MNRCP related topics. 
Email Donna to RSVP.
Webinars from Land Trust Alliance
Land Trust Alliance has an ongoing schedule of great webinars on topics ranging from building your social media audience, to land protection in a changing climate and working with municipal and state leaders on conservation. You can watch past webinars on-demand, too. Check out the schedule at LTA’s website