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Unpacking the Nonprofit Manager’s Toolbox: 2016 Six-Part Webinar Series

Nonprofit Finance Fund

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Unpacking the Nonprofit Manager’s Toolbox

This sequence demonstrates an array of tools and strategies to help inform data-driven decision making for nonprofit professionals. The sessions can be taken as a full financial management curriculum, or can be chosen a la carte for organizations seeking to address specific business challenges.

Registration includes an invitation to join the live broadcast for each webinar, as well as a recorded version and downloadable PPT slides that participants can view at their convenience. Recordings and PPT slides will be disseminated shortly after each webinar. The webinars described below are offered as a sequence and are effective when taken as a course or purchased as single presentations, depending on an individual participant's needs. 

If you have a question about this webinar series, please see our FAQs below.

Webinar 1: Budgeting as a Communication Tool

April 12, 2016 at 3:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Pacific

This webinar provides nonprofit leaders with a review of key budget terms and concepts and demystifies the budgeting process by focusing on the essential nonprofit budget, which clearly depicts the organization’s true financial story. Although this 60-minute webinar is beginner level, the emphasis is not on how to create a line item budget. Rather, the focus is on creating a budget that appropriately communicates the organization’s economic realities. NFF concludes the webinar by pointing participants toward more advanced budgeting concepts, such as addressing key balance sheet needs.


Webinar 2: Monitoring Cash Flow

April 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Pacific

Planning in today’s uncertain environment requires that nonprofit leaders know where their organization stands financially. In this 60-minute webinar, NFF offers nonprofit managers the guidance they need to lead during challenging times, offering tips on managing cash flow through use of reports that will identify months of low cash. The session also identifies the ways in which cash flow management can be essential to accessing credit.


Webinar 3: Assessing Program Profitability 

April 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Pacific

Every program impacts your organization's bottom line. Making informed decisions about critical organizational issues like hiring or fundraising requires a clear understanding or each program's profit or loss. Is it inherently profitable? Does it require subsidy? How does it fit together financially with other programs? NFF’s unique Program Profitability Model provides a clear-sighted way for nonprofit managers to answer these questions. Through real-life examples, this 60-minute webinar will explain how participants can use a program economic assessment to make adjustments and improve financial health with minimal impact on programs.


Webinar 4: Scenario Planning 

May 3, 2016 at 3:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Pacific

At NFF, scenario planning balances exploration and dialogue with a tools-driven approach. As such, this 60-minute webinar introduces participants to several ways of planning through periods of uncertainty and focuses on the financial implications of future scenarios (with respect to the income statement as well as the balance sheet) during single year or over a multiple year period. 


Webinar 5: Managing to a Dashboard 

May 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Pacific

Increasingly popular among nonprofit boards, a dashboard is a reporting tool for communicating with an organization’s key stakeholders and leadership about mission-related goals, capacity-related goals, resource needs, and desired outcomes/outcome measurement. In this 60-minute webinar, NFF will discuss how to engage your organization in thoughtful and relevant conversations about its financial situation, needs, challenges and opportunities before it reaches a crisis point. Participants will explore two types of organizational dashboards that help to measure progress against goals and manage uncertainty.


Webinar 6:Strategic Alliances, Collaborations and Mergers 

May 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Pacific

In a post-recession environment, nonprofits are increasingly looking to collaborate and some are even considering mergers. Through this 60-minute webinar, NFF will lead an informative discussion about how nonprofits can recognize the conditions that contribute to successful collaborations and when a merger would be warranted. Participants will gain an understanding of how partnerships, alliances and mergers can be positive, strategic decisions—and an incredibly powerful tool for two organizations with compatible missions and services. 



I'll miss one of the webinars, will I receive a recording?

Yes! All webinar purchases include the live broadcast, as well as a recording and downloadable PowerPoint slides that you can view at your convenience--we send these to all registrants, regardless of whether or not they attend. The recordings and PowerPoint slides will be sent to the registered email address shortly after each live session. 

I haven’t received any details on how to log in to tomorrow’s webinar. Can you help?

Please note that all webinar login instructions will come directly from Eventbrite the Monday before (at 9:30 AM eastern) and the day of (2 hours before) the webinar. If you have not received login details on these days:

What is the refund policy?

NFF will accept refund requests up to 1 full business day before the start of the webinar.

My purchase includes a recording of today’s webinar, but I haven’t received it. How can I listen to the recording?

The recording access information will come from an email address following the live broadcast of the webinar. Please check your spam folder to ensure it wasn’t sent there. 

Can I purchase the discount package after the webinar series has started?

Yes! We will continue to offer a discounted series package throughout the webinar series.

If I join the series mid-point, can I purchase recordings of the first few webinars?

Yes! Recordings of each webinar are available for purchase and include a link to the online recording as well as a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation. For more information about this option, please contact NFF directly using the link provided below.

Can I share my series package registration with other people? 

While you are certainly welcome to have someone join you at your computer station to watch the webinar, it unfortunately is not possible to share registration with other people. Each Eventbrite registrant will be provided with a unique link to join the webinar, and that link cannot be shared. Thanks for checking!


How do I receive credit if I am taking this webinar series for CEUs?

ASU Lodestar Center is offering 0.6 CEUs for those who purchase the entire webinar series. When you complete your purchase, select "ASU Lodestar" from the dropdown menu when prompted to indicate your referral source; select "yes" when asked if you are taking the series for CEUs. After the series is complete, ASU Lodestar Center will mail a certificate to the address you provide. 

Have questions about Unpacking the Nonprofit Manager’s Toolbox: 2016 Six-Part Webinar Series? Contact Nonprofit Finance Fund


Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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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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