Building and Managing Operating Reserves

Webinar Date
May 10, 2022
Land Trust Alliance
90 minutes
About This Webinar

Operating reserves ensure that your land trust can honor its commitment to steward land in perpetuity. Land trusts need operating reserves just as much as they need stewardship and legal defense reserves. They provide the essential cushion needed to cope with disasters and dashed expectations. But beyond ensuring your ability to continue operations, strong operating reserves can allow your land trust to act quickly to seize opportunities and meet the challenges of inflation and rapid change. Without adequate reserves, opportunities slip by while funding applications are prepared, donors are persuaded, and great potential staff members move on to other opportunities.

Join us to explore practical strategies to:

  • Set your land trust’s operating reserves target

  • Build operating reserves amidst conflicting demands for resources

  • Manage investment of operating reserves

  • Use and replenish operating reserves