NFF® Workshops in New York

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LINKING MONEY TO MISSION – ACCESSING AND MANAGING CREDIT

This half-day workshop is designed
for executive directors and other senior staff. It will provide participants with the opportunity to learn in detail:
(1) how an organization is assessed for credit-worthiness, (2) how to use financial information to communicate
the organization’s financial needs and repayment strategies to creditors, (3) how to manage credit effectively.
Participants will engage in interactive dialogue and exercises about incorporating current and long-term
financial goals into financing strategies. Topics covered include:

This half-day workshop is designedfor executive directors and other senior staff. It will provide participants with the opportunity to learn in detail:(1) how an organization is assessed for credit-worthiness, (2) how to use financial information to communicatethe organization’s financial needs and repayment strategies to creditors, (3) how to manage credit effectively. Participants will engage in interactive dialogue and exercises about incorporating current and long-termfinancial goals into financing strategies. Topics covered include:

  • Establishing realistic financial goals given your mission
  • Best practices for formulating a loan request: communicating your financial situation objectives, financing needs and repayment strategies
  • Tips for surviving the loan closing process
  • Managing your credit and relationships with creditors effectively
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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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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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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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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
  • 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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FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP CLINIC
Financial Leadership Clinic combines an educational seminar on nonprofit finance with individual coaching and peer-based learning. In the two-day Clinic, four to six small-to-midsized nonprofits working in a common sector learn to read and interpret their financial documents, understand the dynamics of their business models, and identify and communicate the specific financial needs and goals of their organizations.

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