Knowing the "numbers" is a complex challenge for all leaders. For senior executives of nonprofit organizations, this practical program will improve your understanding of — and ability to manage — the entire financial picture of your organization. Through lectures and small group projects, you’ll explore current issues and challenges in nonprofit finance, acquire essential budget and financial tools and learn how to build operating, and cash budgets.
Guided by experts in nonprofit finance and accounting, you’ll develop analytical skills for understanding your financial position more fully, work hands-on with audited financial statements and learn how to ask the right questions and identify threats to the financial sustainability of your nonprofit organization. You’ll leave with enhanced financial acumen and better equipped to manage your organization’s financial resources successfully.
Please Note - This course runs back-to-back with Financial Tools for Strengthening Your Organization in February each year. We encourage you to consider taking both Nonprofit Finance: Toolkit for Leaders and Financial Tools for Strengthening Your Organization to enhance your financial skills.
This program is offered in a live virtual format. Our live virtual programs are built to deliver a rich experience that’s comparable to our in-person programs. You will have the opportunity to engage with our faculty and your peers in live discussions and lecture sessions. You will come away with the tools to navigate and succeed in the new business landscape.
Gain the tools to analyze your organization’s financial position
Introduction to Nonprofit Finance
Understanding & Using Financial Statements
Jim Croft - Academic Director; Academic Director of Nonprofit Finance Programs, Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management
Marian Powers - Adjunct Professor of Executive Education
This program is delivered in a live virtual format via the Zoom platform. Please visit our live virtual programs page for more information.
In-person Nonprofit Management Programs are held at Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.
340 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago Campus Parking Map - Please Note: the Huron Superior Parking A lot and the Erie Ontario Parking C & D lots are available to the public and should be used when attending programs at Wieboldt Hall.
The deadline for registration is 10:00 am one business day prior to the program start date.
Up to 50% scholarships are available for all of our nonprofit executive education programs for those working in nonprofit organizations. All applications are initially submitted at the full list price. Each is reviewed by our registrar and any scholarships granted will be reflected in the amount applied to your invoice or charged to your credit card.
Hospitality during the Program
We strive to provide healthy meal choices for our participants for breakfast, lunch and breaks. We typically provide a range of choices, including some vegetarian-friendly and gluten-avoidant selections. We cannot meet all dietary preferences, but we will do our best to accommodate health restrictions, religious restrictions and food allergies.
Participants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay in Chicago.
Participants must notify the Program Manager five business days in advance of the program start date if they are unable to attend. Otherwise, participants will be charged 20% of the stated program fees.
When canceling a program registration, participants may choose to rollover their payment to a future program or receive a refund. Participants are allowed three rollovers, after the third rollover, participants forfeit the money paid to the Center for Nonprofit Management.
*Refund or rollover must be requested at the time of the program cancellation. Once a program payment has been rolled over, a monetary refund is no longer an option. The participant must continue with the rollover process.
THIS PROGRAM IS APPROVED BY THE CFRE TO AWARD CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Full participation in this Kellogg Nonprofit Executive Education program entitles you to 14 points in Category 1.B—Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
Note: Participants who wish to apply for continuing education points on their CFRE application for initial certification and/or recertification will be able to access a tracking form on the course site, once they register for the program.
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