Cave Conservancies - History - The Professionalization of Cave Conservancy

The Professionalization of Cave Conservancy

The Southeastern Cave Conservancy Inc. (SCCI), 1991; established the most effective donation-based fundraising program to support cave acquisition. While the fundraising is done by volunteers, it is difficult to distinguish it from that of the fundraising of a professionally run organization. SCCI was the first conservancy to use re-occurring donations via donor credit cards. This funding method has become more common among conservancies.

The Texas Cave Conservancy (TCC), 1994, became the first to appoint a professional executive director.

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