Financial Management and Planning
for Non-profit Agencies
Thursday, May 24, 2012, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Fee $35 includes snacks and drinks
Tools for Managing
through Financial Hard Times
Thursday, May 24, 2012, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Fee $40 includes snacks and drinks
Sign up for either one, or pay $70 for both
Both at the Borg Warner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library
Two Human Services Coalition workshops for board and staff members with responsibility for financial management and planning of non-profit agencies, co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library
Click here to see all workshops scheduled through June 30, 2012. This list is subject to change.
Full description of Financial Management and Planning for Non-profit Agencies:
This workshop is for non-profit agency board and staff members who want to learn how to evaluate the financial condition of their agency and to communicate with board and staff members who are not financial professionals. How do you know if your organization is financially empowered or vulnerable? You should always be able to answer this question, not only when your organization is in crisis! This workshop will review key financial management concepts for nonprofit organizations including the elements that contribute financial empowerment or vulnerability. The hands-on workshop will also include how to use tools for financial analysis such as basic ratios, cash flow analyses, and reading/using financial statements.
This workshop differs greatly from Understanding Non-profit Finances with Duane Shoen, scheduled for June 19. In that session the focus is on reading and using financial statements, whereas in this session the emphasis is on how to use financial statements and analyses to gauge the strengths and vulnerabilities of the organization.
Full description of Tools for Managing through Financial Hard Times:
This workshop will cover basic tools of financial analysis that address how you can respond when your organization faces funding reductions, deficits and other financial challenges. The workshop will cover basic financial analysis tools to help you understand your financial situation. The session will also provide information about management processes you can use to generate understanding, if not consensus, about your financial condition and the actions you take to address it. Finally, the workshop will provide an overview of broad-based strategies organizations use to address financial concerns and the strengths and limitations of those strategies.
David Campbell is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Administration at Binghamton University. He has worked as both a nonprofit practitioner and an academic. At BU, he teaches courses in nonprofit management and public administration. Prior to coming to Binghamton, he served as a senior manager at the Community Service Society of New York. He serves on the board of Family and Children's Service of Ithaca and lives in Newfield. In addition to his work as a researcher and practitioner, he has consulted with a wide range of nonprofit organizations on issues such as leadership, strategy development, merger assessment and negotiation and the facilitation of board retreats.
Registration, payment policy, scholarships, snacks, drinks, driving directions, and access
Registration: Register now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607.273.8686. Mail a check made out to Human Services Coalition to 171 East MLK Jr./State St. #133, Ithaca, NY 14850. To pay by credit card call 607-273-8686 or present your card at check-in. The Coalition accepts payment from organizations after the workshop has occurred, but individuals are expected to pay no later than the beginning of the workshop.
Cancellation policy: If notice of cancellation is received no later than 24-hours before the start of a workshop, no payment is due.
Limited scholarships are available for non-profit board and staff members who cannot attend without one. To request a scholarship, email email@example.com.
Coffee, other drinks, and snacks are provided at all workshops; lunch is not provided. Attendees at sessions in the Borg Warner Room may leave and eat lunch on the beautiful Ithaca Commons.
Please notify us if you have any special needs; the Coalition wishes to make its workshops accessible to everyone.
The Library is located in downtown Ithaca on the corner of East Green and South Cayuga Streets.
Driving and access:
Directions for accessing the Library: The Library does not open its Main door until 10:00 am, so walk to the northeast corner of the building opposite GIMME! COFFEE, turn right and enter at the door on the right under the green canopy. The Borg Warner room is immediately on your right.
From North or South on Rt. 13 or 34: Proceed to Green Street in downtown Ithaca. Turn East (toward Cornell and downtown) on Green Street. Proceed approximately six blocks to Cayuga St, take a right turn and proceed as below.
From South on Rt. 96b: Proceed down hill on Aurora Street to East Clinton Street.
Turn left and proceed to Cayuga Street. Turn right on Cayuga Street and proceed as below.
From East on Rt. 79 or 366: Proceed to downtown on State St hill and veer right onto Seneca St at the bottom of the hill. Stay in the left lane of Seneca St until you come to Cayuga St. Turn left on Cayuga St and proceed as below.
From West on Rt. 79, 96 or 89: Proceed east to Fulton St. Turn right on Fulton St and stay in the left lane. Turn left on Green St and proceed about seven blocks to Cayuga St. Turn right and proceed as below.
From all directions: Park in the parking garage behind the Library and across from the Holiday Inn, or in the Green St garage diagonally across from the Library. The Library does not open the main door until 10:00 am, so go to the northeast corner of the Library building next to Gimme! Coffee, turn right and enter at the door on the right under the green canopy. The Borg Warner room is immediately on your right.
Please allow extra time to park and walk.
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Coalition workshops are supported by a generous grant from the Triad Foundation.
The Coalition is a United Way agency.