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NJ Land Trust Network meetingNew 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.


Technology Trials!

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

Cost: Free


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; 908-234-1225x117

You may participate virtually. RSVP to get logon instructions.



Save the Date!

Mapping NJ's Conservation Lands


Thursday, July 16

10:30 - 2:30 pm

Place to be determined.




JUNE 17:   Watershed Institute 2015-2016 Grant Program Workshop;

 Environmental Grant Writing


JULY 16:    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 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






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