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Finance Learning Group

Interactive knowledge and skill-building program to support any professional working with nonprofit finances - from program budgeting to fundraising records to accounting.


Location: Nonprofit Solutions


This Learning Group features five hands-on workshops that cover the mechanics of nonprofit accounting and the “blueprint” for financial accountability and sustainability. Participants will develop and/or refine accounting policies, job descriptions, and task matrix. The learning group format features expert facilitation and peer-to-peer learning and exchange.

Sessions & Topics:
Session 1: The Critical Role of Finance and Finance Professionals

Importance of organizational finance assessment
Essential elements of a nonprofit accounting system
Assignment: Organizational Financial Assessment

Session 2: Your Accounting Process, Controls and Policies

Who are the players? A look at your organization chart and Board list
The approval process and identifying the strengths and weaknesses
Assignment: Prepare financial tasks matrix

Session 3: Financial Reporting and Planning

What reports do you need?
Analyzing financial health
Assignment: Complete ratio analysis of two years financial statements

Session 4: Managing Multiple Programs

Budget Development
Reporting for various funders
Tracking your programs, department, grants, projects
Assignment: Create/update budget narrative/assumptions

Session 5: Governance

Ethics and Accountability
Data Management
Decision making based on financial reports

Follow-up Session

Show & Tell – What has changed at your organization?
Tech Show & Tell – A quick tour of the finance apps that can help your organization

Who Should Attend
Individuals responsible for the financial management of a nonprofit organization. This program requires access to the organization’s financial reports for, at minimum, the last two years. Learning groups thrive on the open exchange of ideas and the experience of each and every participant. You will receive the greatest benefit if you: -Attend each session. -Scheduled time to complete the homework assignments. -Schedule time to apply at work what you learn and develop in group.

How much does it cost*?

Public Price: $575
Member Price: $500
Sweet Deal: $425

*Price includes materials fee.



CAROL STACHWICK, CPA, has been a Nonprofit Solutions trainer in financial management, budget, tax, audit and accounting topics since 1992. She has served as Audit Partner and Audit Manager for three San Diego CPA firms. For several years, Carol was the professor of Nonprofit Finance at the USD Nonprofit Leadership Masters Degree program. She is a Board member at Partnerships with Industry, providing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, and a former Board member of Nonprofit Solutions, San Diego Blood Bank, SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes, and National Foundation for Autism Research. She was an author/contributor to the AICPA Audit Committee Toolkit for Nonprofit Organizations. Carol is also an active Girl Scout leader, horsewoman, snowboarder, and adventure junkie.