Training & Workshops

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Gathering Waters offers workshops, training opportunities, an annual conference, and other services to all land trust practitioners in Wisconsin. Currently planned learning opportunities are listed below.  Questions, feedback, and suggestions are most welcome and can be directed to Meg Domroese, Land Trust Program Director.

SAVE THE DATE for the 2019 Wisconsin Land Trust Conference

March 7-9, 2019 at Green Lake Conference Center 

Mark your calendar now for the 2019 Conference!

Check out highlights and resources from the 2018 Conference.

We're developing a great program based on past participants' suggestions and land trusts' requests. Let us know if you have potential topics to propose.


Ask-An-Expert Call Series

Finish Strong: Tips for Year-end Fundraising on September 7, 2018 at 11:00am Central

Sometime between now and December, you will ask practically everyone you know to make a gift to your land trust. Some you will ask to renew, others to make an additional gift. You may ask for support for a specific project, or to support your mission in a more general sense. Most will get a letter or an email, others a phone call or even an in-person visit. Will you be ready? Will your donors be ready to say YES?

Join David Allen, managing principal of Development for Conservation, led discussion on September 7 about how to successfully set up and implement your game plan for year-end fundraising, including:

  • What needs to happen and when
  • Segmenting your contact lists to create more personalized experiences
  • Messaging for the best results
  • Creative ways to get your board members involved

Gathering Waters, along with the Land Trust Alliance and Michigan's Heart of the Lakes, are pleased to offer a series of free Ask-An-Expert calls that are easy to fit into your busy day.


The Land Trust Alliance hosts webinars throughout the year. With a click of a mouse, participants have immediate access to the best minds in the field of conservation, governance, and organizational management without the hassle and expense of travel.

For dates and topics, check the Alliance's webinar schedule.