CT Challenge Fund Approved Projects
Checklist from Independent Sector.
2003 report on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act from Board Source and Independent Sector.
This practice note discusses the benefits of hiring land trust staff.
It’s good business practice to have a written Conflict of Interest (COI) policy, especially for non-profits. Surprisingly, very few land trusts in our state have one in place. Most believe them to be unnecessary, stating that “we’ve never had any conflicts arise”. As the old saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
Practice Note. Best practice guidelines for financial management.
Practice Note. Board members know that land trust work can be both complex and time consuming. Most trusts in Connecticut depend on a volunteer board to carry out their work.
Practice Note. Land trust boards and their directors have a wide range of legal, ethical and organizational responsibilities. In broad terms, the duties of the board and its directors are to oversee and approve organizational plans, budgets and financial reports, as well as implement land protection strategies and raise the funding necessary to support the organization.