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Nonprofit Law and Recordkeeping for Land Trusts



A One Day Standards and Practices Curriculum Training

              Wednesday, September 2, 2009    
                   Fort Harrison State Park Inn
                        Indianapolis, Indiana



 Registration has closed, we will be accepting walking registration.  

What is the legacy you will leave for the next generation of your land trust?  Will your records tell the story of the land trust, make certain the lands protected today can and will be protected tomorrow and ensure that your donors’ wishes will be honored?  Is the structure of your organization sound and does your land trust follow federal and state requirements for establishing and running a nonprofit organization?  Come join your colleagues and learn about the legal requirements for operating a land trust and keeping good organizational and transactional records. 

This one-day training will cover the key aspects necessary to ensure the strength and stability of your nonprofit organization. The first part of the day will cover what every land trust needs to know about nonprofit law,  including the major requirements for maintaining charitable tax-exemption status.  The second part of the day will teach you the importance of keeping not only good land and stewardship records, but also good organizational and financial records.  A strong, well-managed recordkeeping system is the backbone of a healthy organization intent upon achieving its mission.

Our trainer, Jane Prohaska, is an attorney, executive director of the Minnesota Land Trust, experienced teacher, and author of the two books you will be receiving at the training:  Nonprofit Law and Recordkeeping for Land Trusts, Volumes I and II.  Please join Jane and your colleagues to gain essential information on legal and ethical aspects of running a land trust and how to properly keep the records that will ensure the longevity of your organization.

This training is co-sponsored by the Indiana Land Protection Alliance (ILPA), and is financially supported by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust through the Indiana Land Trust Advancement Program.
There are no pre-requisites for this training, and it is intended for all levels.


Because of generous support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, this training is being offered for $65 per person to Land Trust Alliance and ILPA members, or $85 per person to non-members. 
Each participant will receive a copy of the Land Trust Standards and Practices curriculum workbooks Nonprofit Law and Recordkeeping for Land Trusts:  Volumes I and II to take home and use as a reference and a model for implementing important aspects of the topics that will be covered in this training.



Fort Harrison State Park Inn, Golf Resort & Conference Center
5830 N Post Road
Indianapolis, In 46216

The Land Trust Alliance has not set aside a block of rooms at the Fort Harrison State Park Inn.  However, rooms may be available – please check with the Inn and reserve your room as soon as possible to ensure availability.  For room reservations call
 877-LODGES1 (877-563-4371) or visit their website here>>

Registration closes on Tuesday, August 25, 2009.

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We look forward to seeing you. 

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