The Nature Conservancy in Kansas
2420 NW Button Road
Topeka KS 66618
The decisions we make now in Kansas, as Kansas, will determine how future generations engage with the natural world.
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (785) 233-4400
Fax 785- 233-2022
Mission Statement
The mission of the Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We envision a world where the diversity of life thrives and people act to conserve nature for its own sake, and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. In Kansas, The Nature Conservancy works to ensure the state's vast native grasslands and healthy forests, streams and wetlands sustain and enrich all life. Five nature preserves are open to the public for exploring, hiking, bird watching, fishing and more.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Rob Manes
Board Chair Mr. William F. Bradley Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired, Former Executive Vice President, NIC Inc.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1989
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
DONATE Make a one-time or recurring monthly donation by check or credit card.
Give online at nature.org/givekansas
Mail a check to The Nature Conservancy, 2420 NW Button Road, Topeka, KS 66618
Call MemberCare at 800-628-6860 or our Topeka office at (785) 233-4400
 
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Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement The mission of the Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We envision a world where the diversity of life thrives and people act to conserve nature for its own sake, and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. In Kansas, The Nature Conservancy works to ensure the state's vast native grasslands and healthy forests, streams and wetlands sustain and enrich all life. Five nature preserves are open to the public for exploring, hiking, bird watching, fishing and more.
Background Statement The Nature Conservancy was founded in 1951 and has become the world's leading conservation organization, working in all 50 states and 72 countries. The Nature Conservancy's work in Kansas started with 80 acres of prairie near Bethel College in 1964. Since then, we have protected more than 140,000 acres of land across the state and successfully established five nature preserves that are enjoyed by thousands every year. We now look beyond the borders of our preserves to share our proven conservation practices with other organizations and private landowners. By doing this, the Conservancy increases conservation on critical lands across the state and makes a larger environmental impact that resonates ecologically and economically.
Impact Statement
The Nature Conservancy of Kansas, now in its 29th year, has permanently protected nearly 140,000 acres of our most important places. We can also attribute the conservation of thousands of additional acres to the influence of the Conservancy’s staff and volunteers.
  • In late summer of 2017, the first private land conservation easement in western Kansas was finalized, to protect important habitat for lesser prairie-chicken and numerous other grassland wildlife species.
  • In October 2017, 42 young bison from Wind Cave made their way to Kansas to create one of the first new satellite herds at Smoky Valley Ranch in Logan County. The ranch is slated to receive additional animals in 2019 and 2021. The Conservancy is also funding scientific research toward the long-term preservation of bison.
  • The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Kansas City district partnered to improve ecological conditions on the Kansas River and its tributaries through the Sustainable Rivers Program. The program, a nation-wide collaboration between The Nature Conservancy and the Corps of Engineers, was established in 2002 to better balance human water demands with the water needs of rivers themselves.
 
5-year goals:
  • Habitat—Work with landowners and our conservation partners to permanently protect an additional 105,000 acres
  • Private Lands—Inspire voluntary conservation on 200,000 acres of private land through expanded outreach within priority areas
  • In the coming year, The Nature Conservancy will develop public access to Little Jerusalem that ensures its preservation into the future. This distinctive land feature, now part of the Conservancy’s Smoky Valley Ranch in Logan County, is the largest exposed Niobrara Chalk formation in Kansas. With its breathtaking views and unique ecology, Little Jerusalem provides a tremendous opportunity to connect people to the wonders of the prairie.
Needs Statement
The Nature Conservancy in Kansas’s accomplishments are made possible by the many individuals and organizations that make gifts to our conservation programs. Every gift plays a crucial role in our work. In addition to acres and stream miles protected, financial contributions support many other elements of conservation work, such as science, research, policy and educational internships.
We must also continue to broaden support for conservation by raising awareness of needs and the Conservancy’s work to address them, and by creating a larger, more diverse and more effective pipeline of supporters.
Service Categories
Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Areas of Service
KS
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
William Bradley, Board Chair
I grew up on a farm in rural Douglas County, KS. After college, military, and many years out of state, I ended up in Overland Park, KS. Seeking a hobby, I purchased land for wildlife habitat that I later learned had Acid Mine Drainage from coal strip mining. I personally spent thousands of dollars to complete remediation which the state had started on the land twenty years before. In addition, I have worked hard to improve the agricultural practices on the land to achieve both ag production and great wildlife habitat, as I believe they must go hand in hand. My recounting of this history led one of the directors of the publicly-traded company I helped start to recommend me for trusteeship in the Kansas chapter of The Nature Conservancy to which he belonged, an election I welcomed after becoming acquainted with the organization’s stellar reputation and common-sense philosophy.
 
I have to say that my experience with The Nature Conservancy in Kansas has lived up to the advance billing. I am especially appreciative of its Collaborative, Cooperative, and Creative approach to changing minds, transforming use practices on land and water, and preserving the functioning ecosystem we all need if we are to continue to survive and thrive as a human species. I have witnessed in my five short years of membership and now leadership, how TNC has come to realize that while protecting land is important, it will never be able to buy enough land to do the job alone. Therefore, it is imperative that it also effectively persuade other landowners and users to change their practices in order to more sustainably use farms, pastures, woodlots, streams, rivers, lakes and ponds. We have opened initiatives in the Red Hills of Southwestern Kansas, begun a Healthy Streams initiative that will likely grow to be the biggest thing we do, helped preserve a critically-large tract of habitat for the threatened Lesser Prairie-Chicken, and are studying how to increase our effective use of volunteers and how to bring nature closer to people within cities. At the same time, we have a goal to double the land protected in Kansas in five years, from the level it took us thirty years to achieve. The staff we have is smart and motivated, working hard to form the personal relationships most effective in creating this change. The members of the Board of Trustees with which I serve are highly distinguished. I could not be prouder of our chapter, and I am humbled to be a part of its success.
Programs
Description Native grasslands are among the most destroyed and least protected ecosystems on Earth. Experts estimate that only 3 percent or fewer of the grasslands that formerly covered the Central Great Plains are intact. Ongoing encroachment of cropland conversion, energy development, urban sprawl, invasive species, exurban development and subdivision continue to degrade and threaten the ecological health of the central Great Plains. The Nature Conservancy is uniquely positioned in Kansas to address these issues, using science and proven practices that simultaneously support the well-being of the region’s economies, cultures and natural landscapes. Over the past nearly 30 years, the Conservancy has permanently protected approximately 140,000 acres through ownership and conservation easements.
Category Environment, General/Other Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success
5-year Goals:
  • Continue research on how grazing and other management practices can impact grassland-dependent species, such as the avian species that are key indicators of ecosystem health.
  • Use Conservancy lands as sites for recovery and conservation of rare and important species, including but not limited to: Topeka shiner, black-footed ferret, Lesser Prairie-Chicken, bison and Mead’s milkweed.
  • By 2022 we plan to place an additional 105,000 acres of priority grassland under ownership or conservation easement. We will give the highest preference to tracts of land near current holdings so that grassland species have intact passageways through which to move.
Long-Term Success
Responsibly steward existing Conservancy land interests and collaborate with partners to expand permanent conservation of priority intact grasslands. This accrues to a long-term goal of at least 1,000,000 permanently conserved grassland acres in Kansas, and an aspiration to conserve a significant element of each of the state’s seven physiographic regions. Achieving these goals will help to ensure sustained ecosystem functions and the well-being of sensitive wildlife species.
Apply and demonstrate land use and management practices that produce healthy ecosystems and protect and benefit local and regional economies and cultures on Conservancy-owned and other private lands so these places are models for stewardship and conservation and are used for research and demonstration of conservation practices that can be implemented.
Program Success Monitored By The Conservancy tracks the number of acres permanently protected through acquisition and conservation easements. Other measures of success include: availability of funding for other conservation programs, growing the number of contacts made with other landowners to encourage additional easements.
Examples of Program Success
In 2017, The Nature Conservancy finalized two easements in western Kansas that exemplify our long-term conservation goals. Both easements are essential to our grassland and habitat conservation objectives, and were made possible through strong partnerships. In Hamilton County, the first private land conservation easement in western Kansas and the largest in the state, protects 30,302 acres of sand sagebrush prairie, important habitat for lesser prairie-chicken and many other grassland wildlife species.
 
A new 640-acre easement in Chase County expands protection of native tallgrass prairie in the heart of the Flint Hills providing habitat for species like greater prairie-chicken, American golden-plover and Topeka shiner (a minnow only found in upland prairie streams).
 
The Flint Hills of Kansas and Oklahoma received a rare designation from the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network which recognized the importance of the region’s tallgrass prairie as a stopover point for migrating shorebirds.
Description More than 97% of land in Kansas is privately held. If conservation practices aren’t financially viable, landowners won’t implement them. As a private landowner, the Conservancy applies and promotes conservation practices that are beneficial ecologically and economically. We then freely share our findings and, in some cases, our labor and equipment to help other landowners carry out these practices.
Category Environment, General/Other Land Conservation
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success
5-year Goals:
  • Provide outreach and information to private landowners regarding ecologically and economically beneficial management practices (e.g., range schools, prescribed fire workshops and grazing and water management workshops).
  • Target lands in Conservancy priority areas and work with partners and landowners to encourage conservation on privately owned lands, including implementation of Regional Conservation Partnership Program.
  • Promote fire as a viable, safe tool while demonstrating how partners, such as prescribed burn associations and landowners, can work together to implement prescribed burns.
Long-Term Success Influence ecologically beneficial management practices on at least 200,000 acres via collaboration with private landowners and other organizations and agencies in high priority landscapes. Ensure that conservation benefits are realized on private lands and provide examples for other private landowners.
Program Success Monitored By
Success around the Conservancy's fire and grazing programs is measured by assessing the acquisition and retrofitting of fire equipment, the number of educational workshops, range schools, and community meetings held and attendance at each, acres burned on both Conservancy-owned lands and assists on neighboring properties, and acres burned and grazed using innovative practices and strategies.
 
Improved infrastructure on fee-title land holdings to support and demonstrate effective management practices.
Examples of Program Success The Nature Conservancy led a successful proposal to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service that will bring $3.6 million directly to landowners within the Western Zone of the Central Great Plains Grasslands Initiative. Funds will support efforts around removing invasive cedar trees, controlling other invasive species, conservation easements, and conducting controlled fires to enhance habitat on grazing lands. In Kansas, the Flint Hills and the Red Hills are the targeted areas where funds will be available for landowners interested in implementing conservation practices. To date, seven landowners have signed up for voluntary conservation practices across 1,484 acres in Kansas. At least 15 new applications have been received in 2018.
Description Nearly three-fourths of the states’ streams are impaired for one or more types of human use. Nearly all the region’s waters are threatened by overuse, land modification and contamination. The Nature Conservancy of Kansas has long been a leader in protecting wetlands such as Cheyenne Bottoms, and after establishing a freshwater program in Kansas in 2016, the Conservancy is positioned to become a leader in the arena of stream, wetland, and water conservation. The benefits of this work will extend beyond ecosystems, fish and wildlife – directly to the people whose lives and livelihoods depend on reliable supplies of clean, affordable water.
Category Environment, General/Other Water Conservation
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success
5-year Goals:
  • Rattlesnake Creek—Promote agricultural practices that protect water supplies and restore soil health.
  • Sustainable Rivers Project—Leverage state and national partnerships to improve the health of the Kansas River across the state.
  • Upper Blue River/conservation in Kansas City—Protect land around headwaters to filter runoff, reduce flooding, and improve water quality for downstream users.
  • Priority Grassland Streams—Identify and preserve the state’s most pristine and vulnerable grassland streams.
  • Cheyenne Bottoms—Expand and restore the wetland footprint at one of North America’s most crucial stopping points for migratory birds.
Long-Term Success
The long-term goals of our freshwater program and our Healthy Streams Initiative include:
  • Long-term, large-scale protection of remaining pristine streams, headwaters, and springs.
  • Restoration and subsequent protection of degraded streams.
  • Increased awareness and understanding among Kansans, inspiring action for stream conservation.
  • Improved water quality and security for Kansas communities, industry, and agriculture.
Program Success Monitored By
Success is measured on a project by project basis and can be assessed in a variety of ways including:
  • More resources are available in priority basins and watersheds (cost-share, technical resources).
  • Farmers and ranchers adopt practices leading to reduced irrigation withdrawals, while maintaining profitable production.
  • Soil health management practices are expanded.
  • Native habitat and water quality are restored through removal of invasive species (measured in acres and miles).
  • Community connections are established and strengthened.
  • Increased public awareness on water resources through streams website and social media.
Examples of Program Success
The Nature Conservancy has joined with partners including Heartland Conservation Alliance, Mid-America Regional Council, and Missouri Department of Conservation in Kansas City to reconnect urban communities with the Blue River and promote conservation and stewardship in the watershed. A Blue River report card and documentary film will be completed in 2019.
 
The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Kansas City district have partnered to improve ecological conditions on the Kansas River and its tributaries through the Sustainable Rivers Program. This nationwide program was established to better balance human water demands with the water needs of rivers themselves.
 
The Nature Conservancy and partners are working to restore streamflow in the Rattlesnake Creek Watershed in central Kansas through invasive tree removal. To date over 500 acres of wetlands and 8 stream miles in the Rattlesnake Creek basin have been restored through removal of invasive salt cedars.
Description Like other states, Kansas has increased air pollution and greenhouse gases in its atmosphere. However, the plants and soils of the Great Plains also remove a large amount of pollution from the atmosphere. Effective management of our grasslands, wetlands, and other conservation areas combined with better agricultural practices will help clean the air and sequester greenhouse gases on a wider scale.
Category Environment, General/Other Air Pollution Control
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success
5-year Goals:
  • Smoke Management—Promote fire practices that improve air quality, sustain healthy grasslands, and reduce the risk of destructive wildfires.
  • Renewable Energy—Lead ecologically sound development of renewable energy throughout the region. Incorporate solar power at Conservancy preserves across Kansas.
  • Energy Efficiency—Advocate for legislation that supports energy efficiency in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors of Kansas.
Long-Term Success
The Nature Conservancy in Kansas will advance renewable energy development in the Central Great Plains that is ecologically well-sited. We will support growth of wind and solar industries, while ensuring these wind and solar facilities are sited to avoid ecologically-sensitive areas. We will also identify habitats most resilient to climate change and implement conservation strategies that enhance ecosystem resiliency.
 
The Conservancy is working with numerous partners on our preserves to find solutions to the problem of high smoke concentrations. Properly managing the scale and timing of controlled burns can improve air quality by minimizing the amount of smoke released during the burning season. Tools like patch and rotational burning also improve wildlife habitat. We are helping to create and equip new regional cooperatives to expand the scope of these practices.
Program Success Monitored By
Expansion of ecologically friendly energy sighting tool to other states and regions; adoption by additional wind energy developers, utilities and other power purchasers.
 
The Conservancy promotes innovative fire practices and influences techniques such as patch burn grazing, to minimize smoke production and encourage adequate smoke dispersal, which has a direct, yet immeasurable, impact on air quality in cities like Kansas City, Wichita, and beyond.
Examples of Program Success The Nature Conservancy in Kansas is a developing partner for an internet-based wind energy siting tool called “Site Wind Right”. This tool helps developers identify and avoid areas that wind farms would irreparably damage or cause harm to wildlife. Just as important, it helps developers identify areas primed for wind development. Current work is planned to expand this tool beyond the Central Great Plains Grasslands.
Description The Nature Conservancy operates in all 50 of the United States and more than 72 countries throughout the world. Birds that stop through Cheyenne Bottoms may be traveling from the Arctic to the tip of Argentina. Therefore, conservation practices around the world connect to the work the Conservancy conducts here in Kansas. Our worldwide reach also makes it easy for us to share research, expertise and potential solutions to conservation challenges.
Category Environment, General/Other Environment, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success Sharing of scientific data; participation at international conferences, collaboration on conservation efforts to protect migratory species including shoebirds.
Long-Term Success
The Conservancy works to establish partnerships with priority Latin American regions that offer opportunities to advance conservation of ecosystems in the Great Plains and influence the footprint for conservation beyond Kansas’ borders, while providing staff, trustees and partners opportunities to advance conservation globally. Long-term goals include:
  • Achieve benefits to migratory bird populations that are important to the Central Great Plains.
  • Improve land management for ecosystem health in the Great Plains and in Latin America.
  • Establish a program for strategic knowledge exchange at the trustee, staff and rancher levels.
Program Success Monitored By Measures of success around shared landscapes include effective transfer of conservation strategies among programs and colleagues, securing resources to support international work, and the protection of land and water resources as measured in acres and river miles.
Examples of Program Success
In June 2015, more than 7,400 people joined The Nature Conservancy and Symphony in the Flint Hills at a series of Grasslands of the World events. Grassland experts from five continents shared their experiences in restoration, protection and the impact humans have on the grasslands around the world. Scientists from Kenya, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Mongolia, and Mexico among others presented on diverse topics from ranching heritage to water security.
 
The Conservancy’s Avian Programs Manager in Kansas will host a Shorebird Conservation Action Symposium at Cheyenne Bottoms Wetland preserve in May 2018, before attending an international shorebird conference in Manitoba to present on the importance of Cheyenne Bottoms as part of the Central Flyway, a major international migratory route for shorebirds and waterfowl.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Rob Manes
Term Start Mar 2005
Experience
Rob Manes is the Director of The Nature Conservancy in Kansas. Under his leadership, the Conservancy has expanded its outreach, protected critical lands and habitat across Kansas, and raised millions of dollars for conservation. Manes is also a leader for the Conservancy on regional conservation issues including wind energy development and species protection.
 
Manes currently serves as a National Advisor on the Wildlife & Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, which advises the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture on hunting and wildlife resource issues. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.
 
Prior to his role with TNC, Manes’ career included five years with the Wildlife Management Institute and 20 years with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, where he spent his last five years as Assistant Secretary for Operations. He holds a MS in Environmental Science from Friends University and a BS from Kansas State.
Senior Staff
Title Director of Philanthropy
Title Director of Conservation
Title Director of Operations
Title Director of Marketing and Outreach
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 25
Volunteers 150
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Land Trust Alliance2012
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. William Bradley Jr.
Company Affiliation Retired, Former Executive Vice President, NIC Inc.
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2020
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. G. Kenneth BaumRetired, Former Chairman & CEO, George K. Baum Group, Inc.
Mr. Bradley A. BergmanPresident/CEO, Midwest Trust
Mr. Bill BlessingFormer Sr. V.P. of Corporate Strategy & Development at Sprint & Embarq & Community volunteer
Mr. William F. Bradley Jr.Retired, Former Executive Vice President, NIC Inc.
Mr. David DillonFormer CEO, Kroger (retired)
Mr. Gordon W. ElliotRetired, Former Vice Chair, President & Director, NPC International, Inc.
Ms. Kelly HarrisonVice President, Transmission, Westar Energy, Inc.
Mr. Richard L. HinesAttorney, Law office of Richard L. Hines
Ms. Meleda Wegner LowryProfessional Photographer & Community Volunteer
Mr. William M. LyonsRetired, Former President & CEO of American Century Investments
Mr. Barry MayhewRetired, Former Sr. Vice President American Century
Mr. Henry NewellPresident, Orizon
Ms. Patty ReeceCommunity Volunteer
Mr. William M. Riley Jr.President, Pathfinder, Inc.
Mr. Scott RitchieChairman of Ritchie Exploration
Mr. R. Douglas SebeliusAttorney, Sebelius & Griffiths, LLP & County Attorney, Norton County
Ms. Elizabeth T. SolbergExecutive Consultant, FleishmanHillard, Inc.
Mr. John K. StricklerRetired, Former Executive Director, Kansas Advisory Council on Environmental Education; Kansas State Extension Forester, and Acting Secretary of the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks
Mr. William StueckOwner, Suburban Lawn & Garden, Kansas City
Mr. Dale TrottRetired, Former Sr. V. P. & General Manager of Environmental Studies & Permitting Practice, Burns & McDonnell
Ms. Stephanie TurnerPartner, Turner Farms, Great Bend, Kansas
Mr. Tyler WoolfolkVice President, Bank of Ashland & Rancher
Mr. Roger ZellersRetired, Past Senior Vice President, Trust Department, Intrust Bank, NA
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 23
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 19
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $6,177,887
Projected Expenses $3,579,437
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990 for national Nature Conservancy Headquarters.
  • Foundation/corporation revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$663,123,579$540,924,612$483,180,161
Government Contributions$108,446,526$102,248,686$86,366,748
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$108,446,526$102,248,686$86,366,748
Individual Contributions------
$2,031,633$2,145,634$891,639
$121,287,669$134,428,580$177,941,863
Investment Income, Net of Losses$107,183,926$49,256,671$61,590,566
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events($701,611)$3,134,839$1,573,008
Revenue In-Kind$110,153,954$78,873,757$144,602,514
Other$4,870,241$3,526,894$2,662,163
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$552,228,504$549,683,495$564,228,371
Administration Expense$156,315,146$150,897,502$142,254,032
Fundraising Expense$120,944,681$109,702,623$89,529,538
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.211.131.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses67%68%71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$6,991,747,049$6,697,479,313$6,712,500,146
Current Assets$538,687,463$443,661,973$449,141,450
Long-Term Liabilities$577,616,319$599,911,964$600,683,779
Current Liabilities$192,370,466$182,325,600$187,847,456
Total Net Assets$6,221,760,264$5,915,241,749$5,923,968,911
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.802.432.39
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets8%9%9%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Organization Comments
Under the leadership and guidance of the Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Officer, the Worldwide Office Finance function has overall responsibility for financial administration of the Conservancy: fiscal prudence, transaction processing and financial reporting, cash and investment management, corporate compliance, and Worldwide Office facilities management. In service to management units, WO Finance provides systems, processes, training, support, and information to the finance staff of each business unit (region, or WO function). Internal audit staff provides reasonable assurance that the system of internal control is sound and that management is meeting objectives appropriately. The Internal Audit Department performs operational, financial, information systems, and fraud audits. All Worldwide Office departments, regional offices, field/chapter offices, and preserves are subject to internal audit.
Other Documents
Organization Name The Nature Conservancy in Kansas
Address 2420 NW Button Road
Topeka, KS 66618
Primary Phone (785) 233-4400
Contact Email kansas@tnc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Rob Manes
Board Chair Mr. William F. Bradley Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired, Former Executive Vice President, NIC Inc.
Year of Incorporation 1989