Resources for Friends

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Nonprofit Organizational Life Cycle Fact Sheet

Nonprofit Organizational Life Cycles Graph


Friends: Making a Difference


Friends Training Programs

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Open application period for Friends Academy to start in early February, with applications due mid-April. Friends Academy will be held the week of August 20, 2017 at the National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia and is a customized training to build more effective Friends board leaders. All expenses are paid for by Refuge headquarters. 

Open application period for the Friends Partnership Mentoring Program will start in late January, with a new, easy to complete application due by March 31. A fall application cycle will also be announced with applications due October 31.

Friends Policy

A Friends policy is now available to assist U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees in achieving the Service mission more efficiently through partnerships with nonprofit Friends organizations. Details here.

Friends Forward

December 2016