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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  • The Nuts & Bolts of NGO Budgeting

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Organizations of all sizes are facing budget challenges this decade driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, shifting funder priorities, stimulus money and more. For this two-part series, River Network hosted The Fellows Group to talk about budget approaches t… View Resource

  • Addressing Racial Equity

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    In this short video series, Jennifer Arnold (Reciprocity Consulting, LLC) and Darryl Haddock (West Atlanta Watershed Alliance) lay a helpful foundation for organizations exploring the nexus between water, equity and race. Over the course of four brief… View Resource

  • Board of Directors Development Shorts

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    River Network brings you this ‘shorts’ series on Board of Directors Development to highlight the various needs of boards in different stages of growth. Whether you’re with a completely volunteer-run organization, a fully staffed organization, or somewh… View Resource

  • Multi-Stakeholder Collaboratives – Better Practices for Facilitation and Coordination

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Leading and coordinating a multi-stakeholder collaboration takes special focus and skill. Join us for two highly interactive, 90-minute trainings led by Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL) focused on facilitating productive virtual meetings, ma… View Resource

  • 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

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