CLM8129 - Reinvigorating Your Friends Partnership

Course CodeCLM8129
Course TitleReinvigorating Your Friends Partnership

Friends organizations are important partners and community resources for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field stations. Like all non-profit organizations, they have periods of growth and of decline. They can flourish and they can stagnate. This online course will enable FWS staff and Friends board members to assess the “health” of their Friends organization and develop strategies to sustain and/or strengthen these unique partnerships.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Assess where a Friends organization is in the non-profit lifecycle.
  • List at least one strategy to move through each lifecycle stage.
  • Develop communication skills and strategies to improve communication between their Friends organization and the field station or program they support.
  • Identify the primary components of an outreach plan including issue, audience, messages, and outreach strategies.
  • Explain the components of and the process for developing a strategic plan.

Target Audience: FWS project leaders, refuge managers and other staff who serve as liaisons to Friends organizations; Friends Board of Directors members and committee members. Ideally, FWS staff and their Friends board member(s) would participate together.

Tuition: Please visit: for complete payment details.

Delivery MethodOnline
Instructional Hours17
Non-FWS Fee$200.00
Course Content ContactTARA EDWARDS; Phone: 304-876-7488; Email:;
Extracted from DOI LEARN on11/27/2014 4:00:28 AM

Schedule:  CLM8129 - Reinvigorating Your Friends Partnership

StartEndSession InformationLocationRegisterSession Contact
03/04/2015 04/15/2015

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