Report Feb 20, 2009

Best Practices in Friends Groups and National Parks

Best Practices in Friends Groups (149 KB)

As budgets have grown tighter in recent years, partnerships have become the way for parks to accomplish more with less. Most parks look to their Friends Group for access to resources that would otherwise be unavailable.

The Center for Park Management conducted discussions with various Friends Groups and members of the Park Service to determine the successful partnership ingredients. Seven best practices and related examples are explained to help parks and partners establish fruitful relationships.

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