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Practice 4B: Payments to Board Members

Posted 2017 Updated April 18, 2018
Land Trust Alliance
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This guidance covers Practice 4B, which includes three elements:

  1. Do not financially compensate board members for board service, except for reimbursement of expenses

  2. If, in limited circumstances, the land trust compensates a board member for professional services that would otherwise be contracted out,

    1. a. Document the circumstances surrounding the decision to do so

    2. b. Document how the land trust uses appropriate comparability data to determine the amount to be paid and to confirm that there is no private inurement

    3. c. Do not compensate the board’s presiding officer or treasurer for professional services

  3. Do not provide loans to directors, officers or trustees