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Finance for Non-financial Managers: What Nonprofits Need to Know


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Financial responsibility for a nonprofit organization is just one of the many roles of the nonfinancial manager. How can you assess the fiscal health of the nonprofit organization, effectively manage the budget and remain financially compliant? Join us for this 90-minute, online-workshop where you will discover:

  • How to assess the financial health of your nonprofit organization
  • Strategies to effectively establish and manage your budget
  • Grant, government funds & donor gifts - what you need to know
  • Common financial mistakes NPOs make and how to avoid them
  • Red flags to look for when analyzing financial statements

Program Highlights

  • Financial Checkup: Assess the Fiscal Health of Your Nonprofit

    • What nonfinancial managers need to know about finance
    • Essential terms and concepts for nonprofit managers
    • How to audit the financial health of your organization
    • Keys to interpreting a nonprofit's financial statements
  • Effective Budget Management: Guidelines for Fiscal Success

    • Budget essentials nonfinancial managers need to know
    • How to decide where funding should be cut or moved
    • Keys for allocating funds - how to get your board on board
    • Strategic financial decisions -promote long-term sustainability
  • Financial Compliance: Keys to Reduce Mistakes & Avoid Liability

    • How to properly manage gifts, grants, and government funds
    • Important regulatory considerations for nonprofits
    • Key indicators of problems and how to address them
  • Live Q&A Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Joe Grasso is Associate Dean of Finance, Administration and Corporate Relations in the ILR School at Cornell University. He has 25 years of financial and managerial experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he has regularly taught graduate and undergraduate ILR courses (Finance for Human Resources, Non-Profit Finance and Management, Fundraising, Corporate & Social Responsibility, and Employee Benefits). He is also a Core Faculty Member of the Cornell Institute on Public Affairs where he teaches in the MPA program.

  • Grasso started his career on the Financial Management Program at General Electric. He was also VP of Finance and Administration at Allegheny College, VP of Administration at Washington and Lee University, Associate dean for Operations and Planning at the University of Virginia, and Director of Budget, Planning, and Institutional Research at Colgate University. Grasso spent nearly a decade in New York State government serving as a Senior Budget Analyst in the Division of the Budget and as Director of the Budget for the New York State Thruway Authority. He serves as a volunteer in leadership positions for a number of non-profit organizations.
  • He received his graduate degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from the ILR School at Cornell University, and a B.A. in economics from St. Lawrence University.

Program Benefits

Join us for this interactive, 90-minute webinar to discover what nonfinancial managers need to know to ensure the fiscal health of their nonprofit organization.