Best Practices


Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has created this Best Practices manual for Friends groups as a resource to help build the capacity of Friends groups, expand outreach and communications, and enhance advocacy. If you are involved in a park or historic site Friends group or thinking about starting one, PTNY can help you build and strengthen your organization. Cick the image to view and download the Best Practices Document.

Friends Resource Kit

This online Friends Resource Kit is designed to provide the board, staff and volunteers of nonprofit Friends groups with the tools and resources needed to grow and strengthen your organization. From templates and samples, to our Friends in Focus fact sheet series which explores in-depth topics, to links to key resources, there's something here for every organization. If you have a suggestion for a topic not covered, let us know!

Nonprofit/Friends Management

Board Governance

Development and Fundraising

Communications and Technology

Volunteer Management

Funding Sources

New York State Parks and Historic Sites