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

Nonprofit Finance Fund

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Webinar 6: Strategic Alliances, Collaborations and Mergers Ended $75.00 $0.00

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Spring 2014 Series: Unpacking the Nonprofit Manager’s Toolbox

This webinar sequence demonstrates an array of tools and strategies to help inform data-driven decision making for nonprofit professionals. We think this knowledge is indispensable for any professional working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

Registration includes an invitation to join the live broadcast for each webinar, as well as a recorded version that participants can view at their convenience and downloadable PPT slides. Recordings and PPT slides will be disseminated shortly after the webinar.

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.


1. Budgeting as a Communication Tool

April 15, 2014 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.


2. Monitoring Cash Flow

April 22, 2014 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.


3. Assessing Program Profitability

April 29, 2014 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.


 4. Scenario Planning

May 6, 2014 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. 


5. Managing to a Dashboard

May 13, 2014 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.


6. Strategic Alliances, Collaborations and Mergers

May 20, 2014 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.




What if I have a conflict during the live broadcast, can I still watch the webinar later?

Registration includes access to a recorded version of the webinar that participants can view at their convenience and downloadable PPT slides. Recordings and PPT slides will be disseminated shortly after the live broadcast.


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.


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. 


What is the refund policy?

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


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!


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


Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 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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