NFF® Workshops in New England

Below are other NFF workshops, offered on an ongoing basis. 

CONSIDERATIONS FOR NONPROFIT BUSINESS PLANNING IN AN ERA OF MORE NEED AND LESS MONEY

Since the recession, nonprofits have faced the ever-increasing pressures of community need, coupled with funding cuts, reductions, and uncertainties. These changes aren't just temporary. They're signs of a longer-term shift in the funding systems nonprofits rely on--shifts that will fundamentally affect how we do business over the next decade.

Yet nonprofit leaders rarely have the chance to step back and take a look beyond the horizon at how their organizations must raise, manage, and spend money over the long term. To help them begin tackling these important issues, this workshop can help leaders explore issues including:

  • The financial challenges facing the nonprofit sector
  • How to analyze and make changes to an organization's business model
  • Key finance tips to consider while making decisions
  • Connecting capitalization to your business model


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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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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NONPROFIT FINANCIAL LITERACY

This workshop increases the comfort level of nonprofit managers and board members in reading and interpreting nonprofit financial statements. Using examples of actual nonprofits, we will review the statements of activities and financial position and explore how these statements can be used together to inform strategic planning.

Workshop participants will:

  • Review the fundamental concepts and structure of nonprofit financial statements
  • Discuss techniques for interpreting this data and incorporating it into decision making
  • Explore how to set goals that help maintain the financial health of their organizations

Who Should Attend? Nonprofit executive management staff and board members of organizations with annual budgets of up to $5 million

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GROWTH IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR: ACHIEVING IMPACT AND STABILITY

Explore tools and strategies for responding to growth opportunities and assessing growth's organizational impact. Become better equipped to communicate to funders and stakeholders the full cost implications and resource requirements of growth, and the strains growth can place on an organization's financial structure if not planned for and managed properly. Expand your knowledge of growth issues by:

  • Considering different types of growth and their relative financial risks and challenges
  • Managing the interplay between earned and contributed income
  • Distinguishing between "build" and "buy" capital when exploring funding options
  • Anticipating culture change as it relates to the financial roles and responsibilities of staff and board, financial reporting, performance measurement, and stakeholder stewardship

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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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Email: NE@nffusa.org
Phone: 617.204.9772
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