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Cost: APPL members FREE Non-Members $50/Webinar, $129 for the entire series For more information, please contact Education Coordinator Chuck Benjamin at cbenjamin@appl.org. Because of the government shutdown, APPL has rescheduled the partnership consultation with Antietam and Monocacy National Battlefields, and Western Maryland Interpretive Association, their nonprofit partner. The consultation, which will now take place November 21–23, will build on successes within the partnership with an eye on the future for all involved. For more information on partnership consultations and assessments, please contact APPL Education Coordinator Chuck Benjamin at cbenjamin@appl.org. Bridge To Tomorrow News APPL’s Bridge to Tomorrow (B2T) program provides young leaders an opportunity to develop their professional network and learn more about public land partnerships. Do you know any young professionals/leaders involved in public lands? If so, please forward this information to them for a chance to get involved in our newly redesigned Bridge to Tomorrow (B2T) program. B2T is a two year developmental leadership program that seeks to include emerging leaders in the conversation about the value and future of public lands and public-private partnerships. The program includes a signature project, convention presentation, convention networking, mentoring opportunities, and career development resources by working with other B2T members throughout the year and attending the yearly APPL Convention. The program started in 2009 and is funded jointly by APPL’s Next Generation Fund, members, and partners. You can show your support for the program by donating to the Next Generation Fund. Applicants should be young professionals, college students, or volunteers (18-30 years of age) associated with a public land organization, program, or land management agency. Previous B2T participants are welcome to re-apply. Participants are responsible for their own expenses to attend and participate in the Convention – scholarships opportunities are available. Thanks to the generous donation of APPL member organizations and partners, scholarships are available to applicants of APPL member organizations based on need and/or previous APPL scholarship awards. If requesting scholarship funds, please complete the scholarship section of the application. Requests for a scholarship are not a guarantee of funding. The application can be found here and the deadline is November 22. Contact Alex Vidal avidal@appl.org with any questions.

NEWSBITS In an effort to eliminate the costly inefficiency of varied charitable solicitation filing requirements in 40 individual states, the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) has announced a project to create a single online portal where charitable nonprofits can complete all their required charitable registration state filings. The project is still in the planning stages and could take some time before nonprofits see potential cost savings. Nonprofit public land partners have two seasonal opportunities in November to increase their impact and engage the public: • Small Business Saturday - is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, it is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 30.

Association of Partners for Public Lands News and Notes

November 2013

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November 2013 newswire  

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