There are some who believe I have a "personal" thing against Civil War Preservation Trust. Let me lay out my problems with the organization, so that I can link to this post the next time the issue arises. CWPT:
Keeps financials offline.
Keeps decisionmaking offline.
Keeps "endanged" site ranking methodology offline.
Avoids owning battlefields.
Defines land as "saved" which no tourist can ever visit.
Enters situations in confrontational mode.
Claims victories in which it has, at best, a supporting role.
Builds assets from dues and donations (should spend money, not build assets).
Avoids buying land; buys cheaper easements with partners opposed to tourism.