Fundamentals of Financial Management - II

Do you love working in nonprofit organizations, but recognize that financial management is not your favorite activity?  Do you dread presenting budgets and financial statements to your board?  Is keeping up with federal and state reporting requirements keeping you up at night?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions or just want to brush up on your financial management skills, this training is for you.

In this session you will delve into financial management and learn how to report financial information using straightforward examples and activities.  You will have an opportunity to work on your own financial statement or the statements of an organization you care about, as well as sample nonprofits.

Learning Objectives
Understand special issues and problems faced by small nonprofits with few employees, including reporting grants, donations and fees
- Know how to identify and allocate expenses to programs, fundraising and administration

After this session, you will be able to:
- report donations, grants, fees and other sources of revenue
- trace payroll and other expenses to your Statement of Activities (also known as Income Statement), including identifying porgram, fundraising and general/administrative expenses
- use your Statement of Position (also known as the Balance Sheet) to manage your financial resources
- take steps to protect your organization's cash and other physical assets even in a one or two person organization
- calculate and present simple ratios to your board and donors


Managers of small nonprofit organizations, especially those with limited knowledge of accounting.  The training will be particularly helpful to Executive Directors or others working with new nonprofits or nonprofits in transition.  The focus will be on organizations with less than $500,000 in assets and less than $200,000 in annual revenue.

Leslie Oakes, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico where she teaches accounting.  Leslie has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations in both the United States and Canada, focusing on health, cultural and social service organizations.  She is also widely published in academic journals in North America, Europe and Australia.  Leslie is committed to assisting small to medium-sized nonprofits thrive in New Mexico and particularly enjoys working with those who find financial management challenging.

April 18th, 2012 8:30 AM   through   12:00 PM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States
Phone: 505-247-3671
Registration Fee $ 40.00


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