MAS Discussion & Listening Session Resources

Dear Board Members,

MAS is hosting a discussion and listening session for Madison Audubon members and friends on April 5. The goal is to gather ideas and feedback for how we can effectively move forward our meaningful work and remain up-to-date and relevant in the changing political climate. This is a precursor to strategic planning discussions that will occur later in 2017.

We hope that you will attend the listening session on April 5, 6:00-8:00 pm at the Lussier Family Heritage Center in Lake Farm County Park. We will be providing appetizers and drinks.

The email invitation sent to our 2,200 person listserv on March 9 is available here.


Board Member phone invitations

The spreadsheet below is a live/up-to-date list of special individuals to invite to the listening session, and which board member is personally inviting them. We ask each board member to sign up for 5 or 6 individuals. Please email Matt ( to sign up for your contacts by March 15. We ask that you invite your contacts by March 24.

A script is provided below as well.

Potential Script for Phone Invitations

I am a board member of Madison Audubon Society and I'm simply calling you with an invitation. We're holding an event soon that's important to us and our members - actually, you may have seen an email from one of the Madison Audubon staff about this already. Our goal is to gather feedback from members and longtime friends like you on how we can keep Madison Audubon relevant and impactful through all of the political changes we've been seeing recently. It's called a Discussion and Listening session, on Wednesday, April 5 from 6 to 8pm at the Lussier Family Heritage Center. It is entirely a brainstorming session, no fundraising whatsoever, so it should be very lively and interesting! There will also be drinks and appetizers. We would love your input at the listening session. Do you want me to resend you the email with all of the information about the event?



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