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Nashoba Conservation Trust

 PO Box 188
 Pepperell, MA 01463
[P] (978) 302-6417
[F] --
www.nashobatrust.org
[email protected]
Ken Hartlage
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INCORPORATED: 1970
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 23-7066018

LAST UPDATED: 04/22/2015
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

To protect natural resources and wildlife areas in the Town of Pepperell, Massachusetts by acquiring forest, wetland, and other important wildlife habitats (land conservation).

Mission Statement

To protect natural resources and wildlife areas in the Town of Pepperell, Massachusetts by acquiring forest, wetland, and other important wildlife habitats (land conservation).

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $9,000.00
Projected Expense $9,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Land Conservation Projects

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

To protect natural resources and wildlife areas in the Town of Pepperell, Massachusetts by acquiring forest, wetland, and other important wildlife habitats (land conservation).

Background Statement

Nashoba Conservation Trust was founded in 1969 with the mission of protecting valuable natural areas, wildlife habitat and ecosystems in the Town of Pepperell.  NCT has protected over 460 acres of land which includes 9 preserves totaling 360+ acres and 100 acres in conservation easements.   NCT conserves forest, wetland, fields and other ecologically significant habitats in Pepperell.  We hold an annual farm day in April each year for families to bring their children to see cows, sheep and other animals and learn about farms. NCT sponsors an annual birding event in May and an 8 mile hike on the infamous Jeff Smith Trail.  We often collaborate with the Town of Pepperell to protect important natural areas in the town. NCT worked with the Town of Pepperell to protect 265 acres of land that preserved a key aquifer, natural springs, a large ravine and brook that is a major tributary of the Nissitissit River in 2004.

Impact Statement

Top three accomplishments:
1. Started a fundraising campaign to raise $23,000 to protect 16 acres of critical farmland located within the 300 ft buffer of Nashua River.
2. Held annual farm day event at Twin Valley Farm in Pepperell attended by over 100 people.
3. Held annual hiking and birding events attended by 60 people.
4. Held photo exhibit of Nissitissit River wildlife at local library to promote awareness and appreciation of river and its wildlife.  

Needs Statement

1. Funds for capacity building to do effective outreach, education and fundraising for programs and projects. $3,000
2. Funds to hire part-time membership coordinator and fundraiser. $6,000
3. Run campaign to raise funds for land protection projects.-$25-50,000
4. Funds to produce a trail guide of Nashoba Conservation Trust preserves and Town of Pepperell conservation lands. $4,000
5. Volunteer Coordinator to manage volunteers.
 

CEO Statement

We do not have an Executive Director - see President's comments.

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

CENTRAL REGION, MA

Pepperell, Massachusetts 01463

Organization Categories

  1. Environment - Land Resources Conservation
  2. Unknown -
  3. Community Improvement, Capacity Building -

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

Land Conservation Projects

Protecting ecologically significant lands in Pepperell, Massachusetts. Our focus is on conserving lands that abut existing conservation land, preserve valuable natural resources and wildlife in town.
Budget  25,000
Category  Environment, General/Other Land Conservation
Population Served General/Unspecified Families General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 
Acquisition of 16 acres of farmland near Nashua River in Pepperell, Mass.
Program Long-Term Success 
Conserving additonal forest, wetland, field and other lands in Pepperell, Massachusetts. Current land protection project is 16 acres of farmland.
Program Success Monitored By 
Acquisition and conservation of 16 acres of farmland near the Nashua River in Pepperell, Mass.
Examples of Program Success 
We have conserved over 460 acres of forest, field, and wetland systems in Pepperell, Mass since 1965.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

NCT 's greatest challenge is capacity building. We have been an all volunteer organization since our inception in 1969 which makes it difficult for us to develop membership, fundraise, conserve land and provide environmental education programs.  We need to focus on raising funds to hire a part-time Executive Director which will help us raise more money, increase awareness and support for land conservation in Pepperell.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. John Ganem
CEO Term Start Apr 2009
CEO Email oakenrudder[email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
Land Trust Alliance 2012
Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 10
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 0%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mr. John Ganem
Board Chair Company Affiliation retired
Board Chair Term Apr 2009 -
Board Co-Chair Ms. Paula Terrasi
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Pepperell Conservatin Commission
Board Co-Chair Term Apr 1997 -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Linn Clark Realtor Voting
Gerry Coffey Manchester School District Voting
Patty Franklin Unknown --
Barbara Ganem Groton Conservation Commission Voting
John Ganem retired Voting
Roger Goscombe Owner -C21 Real Estate Voting
Ken Hartlage Computer Software Engineer Voting
Ms. Cindy Kuhn retired Voting
Robert Rand Community Volunteer Voting
Russ Schott Attorney Voting
Paula Terrassi Pepperell Conservation Commission Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

See prior comments about challenges facing organization.

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $9,000.00
Projected Expense $9,000.00
Form 990s

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

2009 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Revenue $8,225 $24,587 $8,960
Total Expenses $28,672 $2,487 $3,387

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $7,037 $2,948 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- $20,331 $3,000
Investment Income, Net of Losses $33 $18 $40
Membership Dues $1,155 $1,290 $5,880
Special Events -- -- $40
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Program Expense $25,102 -- --
Administration Expense $3,570 $2,487 $3,387
Fundraising Expense $0 -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.29 9.89 2.65
Program Expense/Total Expenses 88% 0% 0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Assets $1,774,946 $1,773,393 $1,751,293
Current Assets $13,849 $34,296 $12,196
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $1,774,946 $1,773,393 $1,751,293

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 3.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

NCT's greatest financial challenge is increasing and maintaining membership and developing donor relationships to raise enough funds for land protection and other land stewardship projects.  NCT is an all volunteer organization so it is difficult to do effective fundraising. We need to raise enough funds so we can hire a part-time membership outreach coordinator who can manage these tasks and increase financial support for the organization and our conservation work.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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Impact

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