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Using Surveys and Focus Groups for Better Nonprofit Strategic Planning

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 9:44 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Using Surveys and Focus Groups for Better Nonprofit Strategic Planning By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  "However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results." ―Winston Churchill

Historic Permanent Land Conservation Incentive Passes House of Representatives

Thursday, July 17th 2014 1:40 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Historic Permanent Land Conservation Incentive Passes House of Representatives   By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  “Let us leave a splendid legacy for our children. Let us turn to them and say, ‘This you inherit; guard it well, for it is far more precious than money and once destroyed,...

Exploring Rare Sites of the Driftless

Monday, July 7th 2014 7:59 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Exploring Rare Sites of the Driftless ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~  
 
When Tracy Hames, executive director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, asked me for a tour of the Driftless Area, my mind raced around all the possibilities.

Ways & Means Committee Passes Conservation Tax Incentive

Monday, June 2nd 2014 9:51 am
Tim Jacobson
Ways & Means Committee Passes Conservation Tax Incentive ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~  
On May 29, 2014, the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee passed H.R. 2807, legislation to make the enhanced tax incentive for donated conservation easements permanent, but the fight for...

Signup underway for NRCS conservation easement program ACEP, and other conservation options

Monday, June 2nd 2014 8:43 am
Tim Jacobson
Signup underway for NRCS conservation easement program ACEP, and other conservation options ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~ Ben Logan’s “Seldom Seen Farm,” which is...

Editing “Hopelessness” Into “Hope” - The Story of Ben Logan's Farm and its Protection

Thursday, May 22nd 2014 4:28 pm
Tim Jacobson
Editing “Hopelessness” Into “Hope” The Story of Ben Logan's Farm and its Protection By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  Once you have lived on the land, been a partner with its moods, secrets, and seasons, you cannot leave.  The living land remembers, touching you in unguarded moments, saying, “I...

It's Time to Make the Conservation Easement Tax Incentive Permanent!

Monday, May 19th 2014 12:03 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
It's Time to Make the Conservation Easement Tax Incentive Permanent! By Tim Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~     Each year, America loses two million acres...

Training for Your Board of Directors and Staff Members

Thursday, April 24th 2014 12:36 pm
Tim Jacobson
Training for Your Board of Directors and Staff Members By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
 
The board and staff of every organization need recurring training to stay sharp
Leaders strive to be lifelong learners. Professionals such as doctors and attorneys take continuing education courses on a regular basis to maintain their licenses. Seminars and webinars are...

Should Your Land Trust Bother with National Accreditation?

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 4:46 pm
Tim Jacobson
Should Your Land Trust Bother with National Accreditation? By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~ “Accreditation and strategic conservation planning moved us to put our...

What does Earth Day mean to you?

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 2:34 pm
Tim Jacobson
WHAT DOES EARTH DAY MEAN TO YOU? By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  “Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and...

Wis. Landowner Incentive Program funds private landowners to protect rare plants and animals

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 12:31 pm
Tim Jacobson
Wis. Landowner Incentive Program funds private landowners to protect rare plants and animals By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  Map showing Driftless Area of Wisconsin

What the 2014 Farm Bill Means for Conservation

Wednesday, February 5th 2014 11:39 am
Timothy S. Jacobson
What the 2014 Farm Bill Means for Conservation By Tim Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the U.S. Senate approved the 2014 Farm Bill on a 68-32 vote, clearing the way for Pres. Obama to sign the legislation, which is expected on Friday for this bipartisan legislation.

How to Create Compelling Video for Your Nonprofit

Thursday, January 16th 2014 5:30 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
How to Create Compelling Video for Your Nonprofit By Tim Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
Gearheads (people like me!) immediately want to know what camera equipment to buy, what nonlinear editing software to use, what kind of microphones to acquire and how to set up good lighting. Those...

Mobile Websites and Smartphone Apps: It’s Time to Get with the 21st Century

Thursday, December 12th 2013 3:18 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Mobile Websites and Smartphone Apps: It’s Time to Get with the 21st Century By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~ "Holding back technology to preserve broken...

Celebrity Endorsements of Nonprofits: What does it take to get Robert Redford to support your cause?

Wednesday, November 20th 2013 4:09 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS OF NONPROFITS: What does it take to get Robert Redford to support your cause? By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~ "[Celebrities] can bring...

Jacobson Praises VSN Work In "Enchanted Land" Speech

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013 10:59 pm
Gregg Hoffman
 
Jacobson Praises VSN Work In "Enchanted Land"
Film-maker and environmental consultant Tim Jacobson praised the Valley Stewardship Network for its work in helping to keep the Driftless Area an “enchanted land” Friday night.

Who cares about a government shutdown when the government's been shut down all along?

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013 11:35 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
  Who cares about a government shutdown when the government's been shut down all along? or, why we should be scared about the farm bill being stalled yet again By Timothy S....

Strategic Marketing and Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

Monday, September 30th 2013 4:45 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
  Strategic Marketing and Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations   ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~   By Timothy S. Jacobson - Visjonær Consulting &...

Conservation Pays in Big Ways

Friday, September 27th 2013 1:33 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Conservation Pays in Big Ways The Economic Benefits of Land Conservation ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~ By Tim Jacobson
Some people believe that land set aside for conservation purposes is a drag on the economy.  This is a prevalent and unfortunate misunderstanding.

Jacobson's New Venture Aims To Assist Non-Profits

Friday, September 27th 2013 1:26 pm
David Krier
  Jacobson's New Venture Aims To Assist Non-Profits   [Reprinted from the Boscobel Dial]   By David Krier Editor, The Boscobel...

GWC's Land Conservation Leadership Awards Program

Friday, September 27th 2013 10:21 am
Timothy S. Jacobson
  An Evening of Recognizing Conservation Excellence GWC's Land Conservation Leadership Awards Program   By Tim Jacobson   Last night for what I think was...

Striving for Personal Excellence

Tuesday, September 24th 2013 4:25 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
The Nonprofit Provocateur   STRIVING FOR PERSONAL EXCELLENCE By Tim Jacobson   Not too long ago, I was asked to give a keynote speech to a college crowd about personal...
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