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 Instructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$200.00
Instructional Hours17
Course Content ContactJulie Study:; (304) 876-7651;
Curriculum CategoryOutreach and Partnerships
Course FrequencyOnce per year
Registration LinkLMS
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value1
Extracted from DOI LEARN on1/28/2018 3:30:30 AM

Schedule:  CLM8129 - Reinvigorating Your Friends Partnership