New Jersey Conservation Foundation is committed to helping promote discussion, networking and knowledge sharing among land trusts, grassroots groups and other nonprofits involved in land preservation and stewardship.
The New Jersey Land Trust Network meets throughout the year for presentations and discussions on various topics including policy, fundraising, mapping, membership and board development, and best practices. The Land Trust Network is a program of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, supported by Victoria Foundation.
Protecting Your Organization from Unsafe Communication Practices
Mr. James Wyse, Coughlin Duffy, LLP
Thursday, June 11
10:00 am - 12:00pm
Bamboo Brook, NJ Conservation Foundation
170 Longview Road
Far Hills, NJ 07931
The first part of the workshop will cover the challenges of protecting nonprofit organizations from some of the pitfalls associated with electronic communications. Mr. Wyse will share a list of recommended practices to avoid the harm and embarrassment that can arise from use of email, text messages and other media, including the loss of attorney-client privilege. He will share case law and examples illustrating the significant costs that careless electronic communications have caused to some organizations. He will identify sloppy practices that could jeopardize an organization’s chances for success in a lawsuit or administrative hearing. This workshop is important for trustees who, as a result of communications between themselves and the organization, could inadvertently put not only the organization, but also their own employers at risk. The topic of insurance coverage for cyber-loss, or so-called “hackers insurance,” will also be discussed. If time allows, the group will share technological innovations they have found that advance their conservation work.
Suggested audience: Executive directors, legal advisers, staff or volunteers in development, administraton, communications, IT, finance, land stewardship.
RSVP to Laura@njconservation.org; 908-234-1225x117.
You may participate virtually. RSVP to get logon instructions.
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Mapping NJ's Conservation Lands
Thursday, July 16
10:30 - 2:30 pm
Place to be determined.
2015 LAND TRUST NETWORK EVENTS
JUNE 17: Watershed Institute 2015-2016 Grant Program Workshop;
Environmental Grant Writing
Mapping NJ's Conservation Lands with New Jersey Conservation Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and Rowan University
SUMMER: Creative Placemaking
AUGUST: Nonprofits & Lobbying: Rules & Restrictions with the Pro Bono Partnership
SEPTEMBER: Building Relationships with Funders (Panel)
FALL: Storytelling/Writing Workshop with the Dodge Foundation
NOVEMBER: Volunteer Management
DECEMBER: Wetlands Management (WITH NJRPA)
Other Topics to be Scheduled:
- Historic Preservation Buyers Roundtable
- Roundtables for ...
- Mapping Staff & volunteers
- Technology Staff & volunteers
- Administration personnel
- Development staff & volunteers
Most events offered in partnership with the Watershed Institute
of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Share your issues and topics!
Please contact Laura Szwak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-234-1225 ext. 117 to suggest program ideas. Also, if you would like to host a Land Trust Network meeting, please let Laura know.
Updated May 21, 2015