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 (drinking water, strong organizations, etc.) 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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  • 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

  • Pandemic Resources for Nonprofits

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Publications

    As we continue to practice physical distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, many organizations are transitioning to remote work, cancelling or postponing events, wondering how to remain inclusive and equitable, and dealing with new anxiety and stre… View Resource

  • Webinar: Anti-Displacement Strategies: Environmental Restoration… Meet Affordable Housing

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Building on the first two webinars in our series on gentrification and displacement that (1) defined the issues and (2) showed how to use data to track them, this recorded webinar focuses on the most effective strategy to preventing displacement: prote… View Resource

  • Webinar: Monitoring Neighborhood Change – Using Data to Track and Prevent Displacement

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    In this recorded webinar, the second in our Urban Waters Learning Network series on gentrification and displacement, we explore different ways data is being used by communities and decision-makers to understand displacement vulnerabilities, inform infr… View Resource

  • Urban Waters Learning Forum Anti-Racism Resources

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type:

    On June 21, 2019, the Urban Waters Learning Network—in cooperation with Darryl Haddock (Western Atlanta Watershed Alliance) and Jennifer Arnold (Reciprocity Consulting)—hosted the Urban Waters Learning Forum: Addressing Racial Equity in Environmental S… View Resource

  • Webinar: Understanding Gentrification and Displacement – The Path to Equitable Development

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

    This recorded webinar frames the topics of gentrification and displacement and provides an example of the types of multi-sector partnerships that urban waters practitioners can create to ease displacement pressures. Presenters Paulina Lopez and Robin S… View Resource

  • Webinar SHORT: Top 10 Signs of Fundraising Readiness

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Is your organization ready to raise dollars for your mission? In this 3-minute webinar short, River Network staff outline 10 key components that will help make your fundraising efforts a success. How many can you can check off for your organization  Th… View Resource

  • Webinar SHORT: The Public Engagement Continuum

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    In this 3-minute webinar short, River Network staff reviews the importance of civic engagement to water protection work and shares a useful framework to help organizations think about their own community outreach efforts. This webinar short is part of… View Resource

  • Webinar SHORT: Organizing Successful Campaigns

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    In this 3-minute webinar short, River Network staff review the key steps for organizing a successful advocacy campaign.  This webinar short is part of our Leadership Development Institute – Civic Engagement Series, a 5-session Premium webinar series th… View Resource

  • Webinar SHORT: What is a Fundraising Plan?

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    In this 3-minute webinar short, River Network staff review the basic elements of a fundraising plan and why you should have one. A written fundraising plan is an absolute “must-have” to ensure your organization has the resources to carry out its work. … View Resource

  • Webinar SHORT: Tips for Writing Your Case for Support

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    In this 3-minute webinar short, River Network staff provide you guidance for writing a compelling case for support, an important building block in your organization’s fundraising activities. This webinar short is part of our Leadership Development Inst… View Resource

  • Webinar: Communicating the State of Your River – Basin Report Cards & the Swim Guide

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders, Water Science
    Resource Type: Webinar

    In this recorded webinar, we present two different approaches to clearly communicate the state of your river and basin with various stakeholders, including recreational users. River Basin report cards can descrie the health and state of waterways to th… View Resource

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