Connecticut Land Conservation Conference
March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown
Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.
Financial Reports to the Board and Other Best Practices for Financial Management
The land trust community reviewed and updated the Land Trust Standards & Practices in 2017, providing comprehensive guidance for current best business practices in nonprofit land conservation work. The changes included strengthened practices related to financial management, with an increased focus on the role of the board in ensuring financial sustainability and the organization’s ongoing ability to pursue its mission and goals. This workshop will examine the role of the board and best practices relating to financial management, including delegation of financial responsibilities, internal controls, budgeting and periodic reporting, and the annual review and tax return. Participants will examine model approaches and templates used by different land trusts, evaluate their current business practices, and identify opportunities for improvement within their own organizations.
Resources and Handouts
“More than any other, this event galvanizes and strengthens our conservation efforts in Connecticut. We’ve been looking forward to a return to CLCC’s in-person conference for three years. That day is finally here!”
- Stuart Winquist, President, Middlesex Land Trust
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