Using Data for Day-to-Day Management and Communicating with Stakeholders Webinar Series
Five 60-minute webinars, Tuesdays April 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
*Can purchase webinars individually or as a series.
April 17: Budgeting Basics
Understand how to manage expenses alongside revenue realities. We’ll review key budget terms, concepts and best practices, and demystify the budgeting process for annual budgets and grants management. Learn how to budget for restricted revenue, below-the-line budgeting and budget reforecasting. Take home a NFF budget template with instructions for use.
April 24: Strategic Budgeting
Your budget can be a core management tool to align staff and board around financial goals such as growth, stability, or change. Learn how to set up a budget that appropriately communicates your organization’s comprehensive financial needs and future plans. You’ll take home an NFF budget template that includes options for below-the-line budgeting and multi-year projections.
May 1: Cashflow Planning
A key component of financial stability is understanding how cash flows into and out of your organization. Learn how to create a cash-flow projection; about common strategies for managing cash flow; how to avoid missteps in cash-flow planning; about the differences between cash and accrual account, and how cash-flow management connects to accessing credit. You’ll take home a template for monitoring your organization’s cash flow that accounts for restricted revenue and debt repayment.
May 8: Dashboard Development
Dashboards are increasingly popular for communicating your mission and outcomes successes, staffing, and resources. Learn how to create, populate and use a dashboard that guides thoughtful conversation about your nonprofit’s financial needs, challenges, and opportunities. Take home tools to get you started on building your own management dashboard.
May 15: Telling your Financial Story
Nonprofit leaders must know, own, and articulate their organization’s financial story to build trust and credibility, contextualize financial reports, connect finances to mission, and advocate for their needs. Learn how to craft a compelling financial story tailored to a variety of audiences, using budgets, dashboards, audits, and other materials. You’ll take home a template that outlines financial story building blocks