NFF® Workshops in Greater Philadelphia

Register now using our workshop registration form or contact Francine Stewart at Francine.Stewart@nffusa.org, or 215.546.9426 x1107.

WORKSHOP FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS 
Introduction to Nonprofit Finance Fund and overview of the Child Care Initiative

NFF's Child Care Initiative is dedicated to providing capital, capacity-building services, and technical assistance to center-based, nonprofit child care providers and afterschool programs seeking to improve the quality of their programs and facilities. This initiative is an important tool in building a healthier, better-managed child care system and meeting the need for quality child care and afterschool programs.

In this workshop you will learn about NFF’s tools as well as the capital and planning grant application processes.

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INTRODUCTION TO BUDGETING WORKSHOP

This session covers the fundamentals of nonprofit finance in order to better equip nonprofit leaders and managers to interpret nonprofit financial statements and assess their organizations' financial health. NFF's approach seeks to demystify nonprofit financial statements and present financial information in a fresh and productive way. This session introduces the concept of nonprofit capitalization and how underlying core business models drive financial health. This program is intended for individuals seeking beginner/basic level information.

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As the economy continues to change and remain uncertain for many of us in the nonprofit community, many organizations are revisiting current budgeting practices. This workshop provides a review of financial terms and concepts and an overview of basic budgeting practices. The content is designed for executive directors of childcare organizations with annual budget sizes between $100,000 and $500,000, and other staff leaders seeking to enhance their budgeting experience. The workshop will run from 9AM to 12PM. We will take a break for lunch (not provided) from 12pm to 1pm and invite those who have additional questions or would like additional instruction relating to their own budgets to attend a 2-hour Q&A session from 1pm to 3pm. When registering for the workshop, please indicate if you will be staying for the afternoon Q&A session.

FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP CLINIC(FLC) 2 day workshop 
for Child Care Providers Only 

“Understanding & Communicating Your Nonprofit’s Financial Story” on December 6 and 13th.  Nonprofit Finance Fund will facilitate this two-day event for up to six qualifying nonprofit organizations that provide child care and/or afterschool programming in the five-county Philadelphia region.  Thanks to generous support from The William Penn Foundation, there will be no cost to participating organizations.

We will only be able to have 6 organizations participate so please send in the requested information on the attached document and we will let you know if you have been accepted. 

This Clinic is designed to empower nonprofit leaders and board members to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of nonprofit finance and their own organization’s financial position
  • Communicate financial challenges and opportunities effectively to stakeholders
  • Better anticipate the likely financial impact of a recession.

The training is designed for the Executive Director, one senior level management staff, and one board member.  Please see the attachment for further details on the Clinic and how to apply.

NFF is a leader in community development finance and has partnered with William Penn to implement advisory services to the nonprofit community in Southeastern Pennsylvania since 1994.  More information about NFF can be found at: www.nonprofitfinancefund.org.

We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your organization.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact me at 215-546-9426 ext. 1107.

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FACILITY PROJECTS: PLANNING, FUNDING AND FINANCING STRATEGIES
This workshop demystifies the various fundraising and financing strategies available to pay for a facility project. Study the impact acquisition and/or renovation can have on your organization's mission, programs, structure, operations, fundraising and financial health. Topics include:

  • Planning for your project and understanding its impact on your organization
  • The relationship between operating, project and fundraising budgets
  • An overview of project cash flow statements
  • Planning a capital campaign
  • The lending process and various financing options

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 ADVANCED BUDGETING: MAXIMIZING YOUR BUDGET AS A MANAGEMENT TOOL
As the economy continues to change and remain uncertain for many of us in the nonprofit community, many organizations are revisiting current budgeting practices and exploring new options to better navigate this changing environment. This workshop provides a review of basic budgeting practices and covers advanced concepts, such as program profitability analysis, reforecasting, and scenario planning. The content is designed for executive directors of organizations with annual budget sizes between $500,000 and $5 million, and other staff leaders seeking to enhance their budgeting experience.

Dates and locations:

Wednesday October 17, 2012
Location:
Nonprofit Finance Fund
1528 Walnut Street
Suite 310
Philadelphia PA 19002
Please register at the link below
 http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4084881992

 

MANAGING IN A CHANGING ECONOMY
We provide nonprofit leaders with guidance and tools to manage through these challenging times. Topics include: assessing organizational preparedness; evaluating risk exposure and tolerance; identifying and quantifying options; and communicating financial data to funders. We discuss tips on cash flow planning, access to credit, program profitability and scenario planning.

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LINKING MONEY TO MISSION: A BALANCING ACT

Learn to balance your organization's mission with its financial realities. Plan for an in-depth and dynamic discussion of your organization's capital situation, its plans for the future, and the best path to achieve your long-term goals. NFF will:

  • Give you a crash course on interpreting your financial statements to reveal the financial reality underpinning your programs
  • Engage in dialogue about the challenges posed by growth, endowments, property ownership, and much more
  • Use real-life case studies, with financial information drawn from IRS Form 990s and audits, to demonstrate how the choices you make impact your organization's financial health and viability
  • Discuss the use of financial information in communicating to funders and other stakeholders your organization's financial story and resource needs

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GETTING TO KNOW NONPROFIT FINANCE FUND
Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) is dedicated to connecting nonprofit finance to mission through a wide range of loans, financial consulting, facility-planning services, growth services and thought-leadership. In this session, NFF staff will provide an introduction to NFF's mission and nonprofit financial services that aim to help nonprofit organizations improve their capacity to serve their communities.

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INTRODUCTION TO BUDGETING

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