Resource Library

Welcome to River Network's Resource Library; a growing compilation of manuals, publications, web pages, articles, videos, presentations and more available to you. You can browse through our resources by scrolling through our list of categories, or use the search filter to type in a specific keyword. If you have a resource to share, please contact us!

Title & Source Description
Rivers, Trails, Conservation Assistance from the National Park Service - Urban Waters Leanring Network Webinar - 3-25-2014
NPS/RTCA

Webinar Presentation for the Urban Waters Learning Network, hosted on March 25th, 2014 by River Network and Groundwork USA.

The Power of Tribes and the Clean Water Act - Webinar Series
Merritt Frey, River Network

This page contains the recordings, slides, and other resources from River Network's Webinar Series - "The Power of Tribes and the Clean Water Act", which began in March 2014.

The Many Forms of Community-Based Environmental Education - Urban Waters Learning Network - Feb. 19, 2014 webinar recording

Different languages and cultural nuances make our job of communication more complicated in our ever increasing diverse urban world.

Engaging Minority Audiences - Urban Waters Learning Network - Feb. 19, 2014 webinar recording

Different languages and cultural nuances make our job of communication more complicated in our ever increasing diverse urban world.

Nexus Guide: How Food, Water and Energy are Connected
GRACE Communications Foundation

Meet the Nexus, a new guide from GRACE Communications Foundation, shows you how everyday food, water and energy decisions have a profound effect on each other.

Fundraising Team: Chart of Roles
River Network

This chart accompanies an article found in River Network’s Fundraising Alert (Winter 2013). Use it as a tool to assess the various functions of your organization’s fundraising team.

Water Conservation Peer Learning Network - Resources & Materials
Marc Alston & Diana Toledo : River Network

This page will contain the recordings, slides, homework, and other resources from the Water Conservation Peer Learning Network meetings, which began in Jan. 2014.

Are we Making a Difference: Performance Management Systems
River Network

Performance Management Systems: Are We Making a Difference
River Voices (v23n3) - 2013

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Statistics for Action
A collaboration between TERC and environmental advocacy organizations

Statistics for Action (SfA) is a collaboration between TERC and environmental advocacy organizations to help people in communities affected by environmental contamination. SfA can help people:

Nonprofit Financial Management Webinar Series - Resources & Materials
Bill Davis

This page contains the recordings, slides, homework, and other resources from River Network's Nonprofit Financial Management Webinar Series, which began in Nov. 2013.

2013 Salary Survey
Katherine Luscher & Cara Meyer, River Network

In October 2001, River Network conducted the first salary survey of its Partner organizations.

River Voices: Community Renewal Connection (2013)
River Network

Community Renewal Connection - Taking a Holistic Approach
River Voices (v23n2) - 2013

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Creative Partnerships in Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring - Urban Waters Learning Network - July 25, 2013 webinar recording
Merritt Frey, River Network

A River Network webinar for the Urban Waters Learning Network, covering ideas for using creative partnerships to establish or grow your volunteer water quality monitoring effort.

Targeting Your Grant Efforts Effectively - Urban Waters Learning Network - June 20, 2013 webinar recording
Rick Magder, Groundwork USA Executive Director

Summary: Unless you are really good at getting rich people to support your river work, most urban waters nonprofits in the United States rely on grants from foundations and public agencies

Business and Fund Raising Planning for Fish Habitat Partnerships - Webinar 6-20-2013
Wendy Wilson

This session will provide tools for FHP coordinators to forecast your financial strategies and implement the most appropriate business activities.

Getting Beyond the Like: Keys to Social Media Engagement - June 20 2013 webinar recording
Andrea Berry, Idealware

Summary: People “like” you, but what is that actually doing to support your organization’s bottom line?

Participant Waiver
Beehive Insurance

Here's a sample participant waiver to use for events.

River Voices - 25 Lessons from 25 Years (2013)
River Network

25 Lessons from 25 Years
River Voices (v23n1) - 2013

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Creative Partnerships in Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
Merritt Frey, River Network

River and watershed groups often struggle to secure the financial and technical capacity to conduct good, long-term monitoring that effectively documents success (or failure) in protecting or impro

An Introduction to Tribal Roles under the Clean Water Act webinar: Jan. 15, 2013
Merritt Frey, River Network

Summary: This beginner's session provides an introduction to the Clean Water Act and the role tribes play in implementing the Act.

Stormwater Discharge Permits webinar: Dec. 10, 2012
Gayle Killam, River Network

Summary: This will be an intermediate training with some assumption that you understand the fundamental elements of the NPDES Permits.

River Voices: Social Media ~ Strategies & Best Practices for Nonprofits
River Network

Social Media: Strategies & Best Practices for Nonprofits
River Voices (v22n4) - 2012

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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) 101 Webinar: Dec. 5, 2012
Merritt Frey, River Network

Summary: This is a 101-level training, suitable for river and watershed organizations, land trusts, tribal governments, and wildlife or lands groups interested in better understanding the

Leveraging Corporate Influence to Advance Integrated Watershed Management
Todd Ambs, River Network

Presentation by Todd Ambs

Milwaukee Riverkeeper Presentation, 10-16-2012
Todd Ambs, River Network

Presentation by Todd Ambs

A Watershed Time For The Waters of Our Nation: Climate Change Forum presentation
Todd Ambs, River Network

Presentation by Todd Ambs

A Watershed Time For The Waters of Our Nation
Todd Ambs, River Network

Presentation by Todd Ambs.

Rural Fundraising: Success Stories for CASA/GAL Programs
Kim Klein, Grassroots Fundraising Journal

This guide is designed to help CASA/GAL organizations in rural communities raise money more effectively and describes successful and easy-to-imitate strategies.

River Voices: Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Resources (2012)
River Network

Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: Separating the Frack from the Fiction
River Voices (v22n3) - 2012

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Information on Shale Resources, Development, and Environmental and Public Health Risks
GAO

A report on shale resources and hydraulic fracturing from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)—an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress—concludes that fracking poses serious

Creating Successful Board-Staff Teams - Nov. 1, 2012 webinar recording
Diana Toledo and Mary Ellen Olcese, River Network Impact Program

Author/Source: Diana Toledo & Mary Ellen Olcese, River Network Mobilization Team

River Voices: Preventing Burnout (2010)
River Network

Preventing Burnout
River Voices (v20n1&2) - 2010

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River Voices: Invasive Species (2009)
River Network

Invasive Species: Roles for the River Conservation Community
River Voices (v10n2) - 2009

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River Voices: Restoring Rivers Within City Limits (2009)
River Network

Restoring Rivers Within City Limits: From Slaughterhouses to Swimming Races
River Voices (v19n1) - 2009

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River Voices: Your Personnel Best (2003)
River Network

Your Personnel Best
River Voices (v13n1) - 2003

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River Voices: Monitoring for Protection & Restoration (2012)
River Network

Monitoring for Protection & Restoration
River Voices (v22n1&2) 2012

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River Voices: Creating a Rewarding Campaign (2011)
River Network

Creating a Rewarding Campaign
River Voices (v21n4) - 2011

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River Voices: What is Organizational Success (2011)
River Network

What is Organizational Success: Getting Bigger, Better, Stronger
River Voices (v21n3) - 2011

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River Voices: Sustaining Rivers in a Warming World (2011)
River Network

Water & Energy: Sustaining Rivers in a Warming World
River Voices (v21n2) - 2011

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River Voices: Clean Water Act (and other) Strategies for Citizen Activists (2011)
River Network

Clean Water Act (and Other) Strategies for Citizen Activists: Restoring and Protecting Aquatic Ecosystem Integrity
*River Voices (v21n1) - 2011

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