Category Archives: Nonprofit Management

State Nonprofit Conservancy or Independent Nonprofit Conservancy

The idea reported in this article from the Sacramento Bee http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article39540750.html came during our organization presenting to the County Board of Supervisors October 6, 2015, the concept we have been discussing for years, management of the Parkway by an independent … Continue reading

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Kris Lea of ARPPS Creates New Parkway Conservancy

As you know, we have been calling for nonprofit management of the Parkway for many years due primarily to the long-term, widespread, and unresolved devastation caused by illegal camping. In our 2005 research report, The American River Parkway Lower Reach … Continue reading

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Government Funding for Nonprofits

Many nonprofits rely on government funding and it is usually a steady check, but it can lead to serious problems, as this article from City Journal reports. An excerpt. FEGS, or Federation Employment and Guidance Service, began life in 1934 … Continue reading

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Illegal Camping in Parkway is De Facto Safe Ground

What was sadly revealed in the searing August 19, 2015 column in the Sacramento Bee by Marcos Breton is that the North Sacramento area of the Parkway has become, in fact, the homeless community’s long hoped for Safe Ground; which … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Management of the American River Parkway

This has long been advocated by the American River Parkway Preservation Society as the optimal method, based on our research, for increasing funding and providing dedicated daily management of the Parkway. This type of public/private partnership is not a new … Continue reading

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

An old adage that has been governing the enforcement of the illegal camping restrictions in the American River Parkway, which was well stated a year ago by the Chief Parkway Ranger in an article in the Sacramento Bee which we … Continue reading

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Public Leadership

It is difficult to do this well, as we see in the management of the Parkway over many years, but this article from Governing Magazine offers some great advice. An excerpt. Twenty-five years ago, as I was growing interested in … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Management of Parks

In this article from the Sacramento Bee, the advantage of having a nonprofit manage a publicly owned park is highlighted; a strategy we suggest for the Parkway. An excerpt from the Bee article. The California Department of Parks and Recreation … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Helps Park

A great story from the New York Times. An excerpt. Pity St. Mary’s Park. Too small and too poor to be supported by a park conservancy that might fix up its faded charms. Too big to make it onto the … Continue reading

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Central Park Conservancy Shares Wealth

A wonderful way to help parks without the funding the Conservancy enjoys, as reported by the New York Times. An excerpt. The lawns at Fort Greene Park were getting the horticultural equivalent of a spa treatment. With help from a … Continue reading

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