Resource Library

Welcome to the River Network Resource Library!

Search through hundreds of publications, recorded webinars, newsletters, tools, and templates to support your water work. Explore by a specific program (our priority areas) or resource type. Not sure what program or type to use? Just enter what you’re looking for into the search bar: “strategic planning,” “State Revolving Fund,” “data collection.” The resources included here are intended to help you advance your work and spark innovation and new ideas.

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  • Essential Learning Series: Effective Organizations

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Start a new chapter for your organization by going back to the basics. River Network is excited to make available our acclaimed training series: A Recipe for Effective River and Watershed Organizations. The series is designed to help executive director… View Resource

  • Strategic Planning in 15 Minutes or Less

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    River Network staff will guide you through some key aspects of strategic planning in this four-part series. Short and impactful, with each episode under 15 minutes to easily fit into your schedule, we’ll review what’s included in a strategic plan proce… View Resource

  • Fostering Community Leadership: Hear from the Network

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities, Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    In November 2020, River Network published “Fostering Community Leadership,” part one of a two-part toolkit series on Equitable Climate Resilience. Since then, we’ve been working with local organizations to develop their own leadership development progr… View Resource

  • Adapting Fundraisers to Virtual Events

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    COVID-19 forced many organizations to cancel or transition their annual fundraisers to online events. As you prepare for your own event, take an opportunity to hear from West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Cahaba River Society about their ow… View Resource

  • Building Online Connectivity

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Learn about building online connections and a sense of community from experts across the country. On January 27, 2021, staff affiliated with Groundwork USA, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Urban Waters Learning Network, and River Network shared how we… View Resource

  • Budgets in the Time of COVID

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Organizations of all sizes faced challenges in 2020 and will likely feel the impacts in 2021 and beyond. In this River Network Roundtable, which took place on October 28, 2020, we discussed budget approaches to use to develop a base case and scenarios… View Resource

  • Cybersecurity During COVID-19

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Did you know that over 90% of cybersecurity attacks begin with a phishing email? At a time when the workforce is transitioning to a virtual workspace, the number of phishing attempts have grown 667%! Are you feeling overwhelmed as your organization rel… View Resource

  • Tools for Equitable Climate Resilience: Fostering Community Leadership

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    With the support of the Kresge Foundation, River Network embarks on the journey of exploring climate resiliency strategies and equitable engagement of communities in climate resilience work. Here, you’ll find the first of a two-part toolkit presenting… View Resource

  • Navigating End of the Year Giving in 2020

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Hear from River Network fundraising staff and other professionals in the field as they share advice and best practices for end of year giving to help finish the year strong and propel your organization into 2021. Additional Resources Donor Advised Fund… View Resource

  • 2020 Election Resources for Nonprofits

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Publications, Webinar

    Click here to register for River Network’s Post-Election Community Conversation 11/5 at 2p ET. Post-Election Now that election day has passed, it’s important to now focus our efforts on amplifying the message that we must take the necessary time to cou… View Resource

  • Planning Virtual Meetings and Conferences

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: River Rally Content, Webinar

    Connecting people is a key element of how River Network and groups across our Network carry out our missions. And yet, COVID-19 has forced many of us to move our long-planned meetings and conferences to a virtual space. River Network and members of our… View Resource

  • Hosting Virtual Events: Tips & Insights from Virtual River Rally

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Publications, River Rally Content

    Connecting people is a key element of how River Network and groups across the national network of water protectors carry out our missions. In 2020, COVID-19 forced many of us to move our long-planned meetings and conferences to a virtual space, introdu… View Resource

  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Justice Resources for Nonprofits

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Publications

    River Network believes all people have a right to clean and safe water, and the right to feel safe everywhere. We are committed to inclusion as one of our core values and to promoting a sense of belonging for all, regardless of race. We recognize that… View Resource

  • Community Organizing Roundtable: Discussion Takeaways & Resources

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Publications

    Below is a summary of the issues and topics discussed by over 36 participants from 31 organizations during River Network’s Organizing Remotely Roundtable, held on April 29, 2020. To download a similar summary from Part II of this discussion, held in Ju… View Resource

  • Best Practices for Fundraising in a Crisis

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    During this River Network Roundtable hosted on April 15, 2020, Lisa Runkel, River Network’s Philanthropy Manager, presented on “5 Fundraising Essentials During COVID-19.” During the presentation she shares five ways she stays connected with supporters… View Resource

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