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Recordings of 2016 Webinar Series: A Foundational Understanding of Nonprofit Finance

Nonprofit Finance Fund

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM (PST)

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Recordings of 2016 Series: A Foundational Understanding of Nonprofit Finance

In case you missed it live, you can still take advantage of webinars from our 2016 Webinar Series: A Foundational Understanding of Nonprofit Finance. Your order will include both a recording and downloadable PPT slides for the webinars you select. 

To set context, this series first explains the counterintuitive, upside-down financial system in which nonprofits operate and then offers crash course in reading nonprofit financial statements. Building off these key concepts, participants then explore the most common nonprofit business choices and the way in which these choices should be managed across leadership roles within the organization.



Webinar 1: Operating in a Flawed System

Presented by Kristine Alvarez, Director

The “money rules” are often reversed in the nonprofit sector and this 60-minute webinar provides a functional understanding of the challenging economic system in which nonprofits operate, such as revenue restrictions and upside-down business models. The webinar concludes with an exploration of the new, post-recession operating environment facing nonprofit leaders—characterized by the four horseman of the nonprofit financial apocalypse!—and the ways in which our traditional business models and assumptions must adapt to succeed in the future. 

Webinar 2: Assessing Nonprofit Financial Health

Presented by Alex Chan, Manager 

To make good decisions, leaders not only need accurate, up-to-date, and clear financial information, but also the ability to interpret and use this data to inform decision making. This 60-minute webinar explores the fundamentals of nonprofit finance so that nonprofit leaders and managers feel better equipped to interpret nonprofit financial statements (paying special attention to the balance sheet and income statement) and assess their organizations’ financial position.

Webinar 3: Planning for Effective Capitalization

Presented by Beth Doreian, Manager 

To be “well capitalized” a nonprofit needs to address three key components of financial health: liquidity, adaptability, and durability. As such, nonprofit organizations need cash on hand to support operations and manage risk, separate funds to support major changes in to the business model or programming, and adequate resources to support long-term infrastructure upkeep and facility needs. This 60-minute webinar addresses the basics of capitalization and key distinctions between the types of resources (“build” money vs. “buy” money) that can help organizations achieve their goals.

Webinar 4: Finance Across the Enterprise

Presented by Sherr Lo, Manager 

Nonprofit finance does not exist as an entity separate from an organization’s programs; rather, it is the bedrock on which all successful programs are built. Likewise, an organization’s finances are a key driver of many management activities. This 60-minute webinar offers NFF’s perspective on effectively integrating financial management practices into organizational management, including governance, fundraising, and strategic planning.

Webinar 5: Business Choices Part 1: Growth, Earned Income Ventures & Endowments

Presented by Alex Epps, Associate   

Throughout the nonprofit life cycle, most managers will face a common set of business opportunities and challenges. In this 60-minute webinar, NFF will explore the conventional wisdom applied to these decisions and help nonprofit leaders to clearly assess the pros and cons of the following:

  • Growing the organization
  • Launching an earned income venture or social enterprise
  • Building an endowment


Webinar 6: Business Choices Part 2: Facility Ownership

Presented by Beth Doreian, Manager

A common myth in the nonprofit sector asserts that facility ownership is a stepping stone to financial stability—but a poorly planned facility project can wreak havoc on an organization’s balance sheet and mission. This 60-minute webinar explains the effects that real estate ownership can have on an organization’s mission, programs, operations, fundraising and financial health. To close the session, participants will learn to assess their own organization’s readiness to execute a well-planned facility project.



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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM (PST)

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Nonprofit Finance Fund

Nonprofit Finance Fund® (NFF®) unlocks the potential of mission-driven organizations through tailored investments, strategic advice and accessible insights. Founded in 1980, NFF helps organizations connect money to mission effectively through established and innovative approaches to social sector finance. 

A leading community development financial institution (CDFI) with over $250 million in assets under management, NFF has provided $620 million in financing and access to additional capital in support of over $2.3 billion in projects for thousands of organizations nationwide. 

NFF is headquartered in New York City and serves clients from five offices across the country.


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