Applicant Resources

These documents will aid in the development your grant in collaboration with your grant team.

Background on Regional Conservation Partnerships

W&WebsiteWhat Are RCP’s?/RCP Network Website

RCPs are generally informal networks of people representing private and public organizations and agencies that work together to develop and implement a shared, long-term conservation vision across town and sometimes state and international boundaries.

RCP Network Map

RCP MapAn up-to-date interactive map of all of the RCP’s in New England.

Other Transaction Cost Grant Programs

Examples of other programs funding transaction costs to encourage landowners to donate easements or land more easily.

10 Steps to Effective and Enduring Collaborative Conservation

Highstead’s research-based overview of the common steps that characterize RCP growth and insight about how to proceed along the path from “emerging” to “maturing” to “conserving” — to enduring conservation success.

More on Coalitions

9373827980_b90622f3a9_oCoalition Assessment: Strategies for Measuring Capacity and Impact.  By Veena Pankaj, Kat Athanasiades and Ann Emery. Innovation Network.  February 2014.

This white paper summarizes a case study of a useful coalition evaluation strategy.

Movement as Network:  Connecting People and Organizations in the Environmental Movement by Gideon Rosenblatt. 2001.

A seminal paper on how we might reframe the environmental movement as a more powerful networked entity made up of very real interconnections between people and organizations – a networked whole that is greater than the sum of its individual parts.

Stages of Development in Community Coalitions.

This paper by Tom Wolff provides a quick overview of the typical phases of coalition development.

What Makes an Effective Coalition?  by Jared Raynor.  TCC Group.  March 2011.

This paper explores the evidence for what makes an effective coalition and offers advice on effective advocacy.

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