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 the Victoria Foundation.
Financial Management for Land Trusts: Workshop with Kay Sohl
Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Place: Orientation Center, Duke Farms
1112 Duke Parkway West, Hillsborough, N.J.
Program: Learn how to manage your land trust’s finances so that you are equipped to protect the land you love! In this course, presented in partnership with the Land Trust Alliance, you will receive an overview of how to create budgets, track income and expenses using financial reports, understand the difference between endowments and reserves, and provide oversight of your organization’s finances. All land trusts, both small and large, will benefit from this workshop. Lunch will be provided.
Presenter: Kay Sohl is a sought-after presenter and advisor for land trusts and other nonprofit organizations. Her dynamic, superbly led workshop will focus on five key elements in financial management:
- Planning/annual budgets
- Financial reporting
- Internal controls and fraud prevention
- Board and staff roles in financial decision-making, management and oversight
To learn more about Kay, visit www.kaysohlconsulting.net
Sign-up: Advance registration required. Pre-registrants will receive a copy of Kay Sohl’s Financial Management for Land Trusts, part of the Land Trust Alliance’s national curriculum on Land Trust Standards and Practices. Contact Laura Szwak at Laura@njconservation.org or 908-234-1225x117 no later than May 15 to register.
Stay tuned for a full slate of 2013 events!
Contact Laura Szwak at New Jersey Conservation Foundation for resources available to help your land trust become accredited. Also, contact Laura if your organization would like to host a Land Trust Network meeting, suggest a workshop topic, register for a program or join the mailing list for workshop notices.