Have you considered farmland as a possible revenue source for your non-profit? Have you already been given farmland, only to have your board of directors choose to sell it because they did not have a mechanism in place to properly manage the land?
If so, consider the following scenario. Is there a chance someday this may be your donor’s story?
A farmer came to the end of his years and wished to donate his land to a non-profit organization. He loved the land; and he loved the idea that his land would be used to support the noble efforts of that non-profit. But, the organization did not have the capacity to handle farmland. So, his land was sold to the highest bidder. His land became nothing more than a cash donation. The non-profit no longer had any tie to the land. And neither did the farmer.
This scenario is all too common. And, understandably so. Most non-profits don’t have the mechanisms in place to manage farmland, no matter how much they appreciate the gift or would like to hold on to it. Unfortunately for your organization, you just may be closing the door on future revenue from farmland as other farmers may think twice about donating their land to your organization if they know it will simply be sold. This is the solution that is Growing Hope.
Growing Hope’s Farm Land Management Services fulfill a two-fold purpose:
First, land owners with a deep love of the land will be assured that under the management of Growing Hope Foundation, the donated land will not be sold, but rather will be farmed according to best stewardship practices for generations to come.
Second, the revenues generated by the land will be used to support the designated non-profit organization in perpetuity.
After all, your donor loves the mission of your non-profit; and they love the land. It’s understandable they’d like to see the two stay connected. By choosing Growing Hope Foundation to manage the land, they can.