Financial Management of Land Trusts
A One-Day Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices Curriculum Training
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
9:30am - 4:30pm ET
Fort Harrison State Park
Do you know how to effectively manage your land trust's funds so you can successfully protect the land that you love? Join your land trust colleagues to learn the tools you need to understand and more effectively oversee your land trust's financial management.
In the morning, you will focus on improving your financial literacy. Learn how to take full advantage of the tools at your disposal to direct and oversee your organization's financial wellbeing. You will discover how to better understand the elements of basic financial statements (balance sheets, statements of activities, statements of functional expenses), how to read them, and how they can be used to hold the organization accountable for meeting its financial goals.
In the afternoon, you will be familiarized with the process of risk assessment as it relates to financial management. Discover how to identify threats to your land trust's ability to carry out its mission and develop sound internal controls to be used as building blocks of effective financial reporting. You will develop an understanding of IRS and state financial reporting requirements, including requirements for audit or review of financial statements. You will also learn techniques for budgeting, including how to use Excel to simplify the preparation and handling of multi-year grants.
The instructor for this training is Dana Chabot, a CPA who provides accounting and financial management services to approximately two dozen not-for-profit organizations in Madison, Wisconsin. He has previously worked as an auditor performing financial statement and compliance audits for not-for-profit, manufacturing and retail organizations.
This training is designed for executive directors, financial directors, board members and finance committee members of land trusts who would like to understand the basics of financial statements, or who could use a refresher course about financial management and risk assessment and analysis. There are no pre-requisites for this training.
The Land Trust Alliance and the Indiana Land Protection Alliance (ILPA) are pleased to co-sponsor this training, which is financially supported by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust through the Indiana Land Trust Advancement Program.
Because of the Generous support of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, this training is being offered for $75 per person to Land Trust Alliance and ILPA members, or $95 per person for non memebers.
The book for this Land Trust Standards and Practices curriculum course is in the final stages of development. Participants will receive a copy of the book once production has been completed.
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Registration closes on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.
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