Workshops and Meetings
Saturday March 8, 2014 - offers 30 workshops to help land trust leaders gain new skills and information so that your land trust can be more effective. This is the best opportunity each year for land trust board members and volunteers to network with your peers from around the state and network with leaders from watershed organizations and conservation commissions. You won't want to miss it.
The full program and online registration are available at the Land and Water Partnership website.
Save $15 when you register before February 21!
Rally, Rally, Rally Wrap Up!!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:30 – 8:30 pm (Program at 7:00)
Location: South Kingstown Land Trust Barn
More information (pdf)
Farm Succession Planning Workshop for Farmers & Forest Landowners
Wednesday, February 19 6:00 – 9:00
Location: Sweetberry Farm, Middletown, RI
More information (pdf)
Preparing Baseline Documentation for Your Protected Lands
Held: Saturday, December 7, 9:30-noon
RI Conservation Easement Amendments: Protecting Land Forever & Recent Legislative Changes
Held: Thursday, November 14
- Speaker Bios
- Code of RI Chapters 34-39-3 & 34-39-5
- Amendment Principles
- LTA Standards & Practices Excerpt on Amendments
- Chart – Excerpt from Amendment Report
- Amendment Triage and Range of Amendments
- Amendment Evaluation Checklist
- Excerpt from Form 990 Schedule D Instructions
- What is Public Benefit under IRS Code
- Private Benefit Cheat Sheet
- Aquidneck LT Easement Amendment Clause
- Aquidneck LT Easement Amendment Policy
- Pidot Article Excerpts
- Amending Conservation Easements Final Report
- Resource List on Conservation Easement Amendments
Fundraising for Stewardship & Conservation Defense:
PowerPoint and Videos
Does your land trust need to raise funds for stewardship and legal defense of land that you’re protecting? These workshop videos are that professional consult you need! The workshop is funny, direct, and compelling. Fundraising consultant Sharon Danosky moves at a clip and makes sense out of every step and reasoning of a successful campaign. You will not get lost. The PowerPoint (Adobe Acrobat format) is your map; Danosky is your expert guide.
PowerPoint for workshop (in Adobe Acrobat format)
Part 1: Leads you from fundraising fundamentals to developing a case for support, creating a fundraising pyramid, and conducting feasibility studies.
Part 2: Continuation of Part 1.
Part 3: Presentations of case statements that groups developed during the workshop