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    The National Association of Park Foundations (NAPF) is offering another free educational webinar designed to enhance the fund development strategies of your park foundation or friends group. Bricks, benches and trees, as part of a Legacy Gift Program, are visible ways to memorialize family and friends in your park system. \"So Your Park Foundation Needs A Strong Legacy Gift Initiative\" webinar will be presented by NAPF member Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director of Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Brian Borkowitz of NAPF corporate sponsor Davey Tree. Learn how to start and build a successful Thursday, May 16th 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Central / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern Registration: https://bit.ly/2JtehDA Falls of the Ohio Brick
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    If your parks and recreation agency has or is considering starting a nonprofit park foundation or friends group, the new Park Foundation School features an outstanding group of instructors teaching an array of courses including short and long term fundraising strategies, board recruitment and development, volunteer management, marketing and branding strategies, using social media, special events and sponsorships, strategic planning, and how to start and sustain a successful nonprofit support organization beginning with a well written MOU between your parks and recreation agency/park district and the park foundation or friends group. The Park Foundation School is a partnership between the National Association of Park Foundations, Oglebay National Training Center and North Carolina State University. The Park Foundation School is November 10-14 at Oglebay National Training Center in Wheeling, WV. For program and registration information go to www.the-napf.org NAPF Park Foundation School Postcard
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    The 2018 Great Lakes Park Training Institute will be held on February 26 - March 1 at Pokagon State Park. One of the most important part of the GLPTI is our awards ceremony when we recognize exemplary projects and programs in the Great Lakes region. Please consider submitting an application for the Park, Facility or Program Award. We would love to recognize your parks and recreation agency on Tuesday, February 28 for the outstanding projects or programs that are benefitting your community. Here is the Park, Facility or Program Award application and proposal form https://glpti.org/awardsscholarships/ Great Lakes Park Training Institute 2018
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    The Indiana Parks Alliance kicked off a campaign today to \"Save Our Ash Trees.\" The goal is to treat and save at least 100 currently-healthy ash trees of various species in Indiana\'s state-owned nature preserves and state parks before the Emerald Ash Borer\'s sweep across the state is complete. Learn more about the campaign: http://mailchi.mp/ea1c327a9d0f/save-our-ash-trees-1674241. Watch a video about ash trees, EAB and treatment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2HjMrr6sVI&feature=youtu.be Donate: http://indianaparksalliance.org/save-our-ash-trees/ IPA Save our Ash Trees1
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    For IPRA members in northwest Indiana, the National Association of Park Foundations will host a half-day workshop on May 10 at the Palatine Park District in the Chicago area. If your agency has a nonprofit park foundation or if you are considering starting a foundation, this workshop will be helpful. NAPF workshop