The Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to establish and maintain a strong system of financial management at your organization. With a focus on best practices, the courses will build your ability to make sound decisions that affect your nonprofit’s programs and operations. Course material uses easily understood and relevant case examples as well as engaging, interactive explanations for financial terminology, assumptions and concepts.
The program consists of two mandatory sessions. Participants must attend both sessions to receive their certificate.
The current (2023) fee for this two-session training program is $159.
The next offering of this training program will be Fall/Winter 2023 (dates to be announced).
Session 1: Introduction to Nonprofit Financial Management
Many nonprofit leaders are unprepared to manage and analyze critical financial information about their programs and organizations, yet to run a successful organization, you must have a basic understanding of your nonprofit’s financial outlook and how to translate it. Funders and donors often judge us by our financials and ability to communicate what the numbers mean.
During the first half-day session, Trainer Teresa Craig, CPA, will teach you the basics of good financial management and how to use financial information to communicate with others. This session provides financial instruction and confidence for non-financial staff members who have to deal with “the numbers” but lack an accounting or finance background.
This session will prepare you to:
Session 2: Tools for Cash Management & Analysis
Whether you are a CEO, COO, financial manager, fundraiser or program staff member, you will explore easy-to-use tools, concepts and techniques to manage your organization’s finances that you can begin implementing right away.
Join Sheff Crowder to learn different financial accounting practices that affect nonprofit financial reports, including:
To receive the Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management you must complete both required sessions within 12 months.
The Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management is designed for nonprofit leaders who lack an accounting or finance background but have to deal with budgeting, numbers and reporting in their daily work.
“I learned so much from this training and the other participants. Teresa created a safe learning environment and useful tools that I will use.” Nonprofit finance leader
This was an excellent program! I received all the fundamental knowledge and details to understand a nonprofit budget. The presenter was great at explaining the concepts in a way that was easy to understand.” Nonprofit leader
“I was delighted with Sheff’s knowledge, experience, organization skills and approach to teach us nonprofit financial management tools.” Nonprofit leader
This was a wonderful program! I learned the importance of key performance indicators, how to properly provide dashboards, and working with teams to set goals.” Nonprofit leader
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