Free Nonprofit Finance Fund Webinars Available Now

Posted on: July 22, 2010

This year, better your finance skills by taking advantage of these free webinars developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund, available now through December. For more information about these and other opportunities to learn online, visit americanorchestras.org.

Here are just some of the webinars available now:

Endowments & Capitalization for Orchestras
In this webinar, organizations will learn about traditional endowments and cash reserves, including benefits, tradeoffs, and capitalization planning.  Participants will review a case study exercise on the role of raising an endowment on organizational operations and examine a 990-based sector analysis of League-member organizations.

Facility Projects: Planning, Funding and Financing Strategies
This three-part webinar will demystify the various fundraising and financing strategies available to pay for a facility project. Study the impact acquisition can have on your organization’s mission, programs, structure, operations, fundraising and financial health.

Critical Elements in Nonprofit Financial Statements
The purpose of this webinar is to increase the comfort of nonprofit managers and board members in reading and interpreting nonprofit financial statements. Learn to balance your organization’s mission with its financial realities.

Accessing and Managing Credit
The purpose of this webinar is to learn how an organization is assessed for creditworthiness and assess your own organization in its ability to qualify for and access credit. At the end of this webinar, nonprofit managers and board members will be more comfortable understanding how your organization can consider various credit scenarios and identify the various approached available to you.

Cash Flow Planning
This timely, practical webinar will provide participants with tips and tools to understand how to appropriately plan and monitor cash needs by analyzing your incoming and outgoing cash, including learning to use a monthly cash flow projection.

Sound Financial Planning
This timely, practical webinar will provide participants with tips and tools to lead their organizations during challenging times and beyond. NFF will offer guidance to enhance staff’s understanding of the interplay between financial risk, revenue reliability and fixed costs. We will also discuss how this information can be used to inform planning and decision-making organization-wide.

For more information and a complete list of webinars, visit americanorchestras.org . These webinars are free and available on-demand – watch them at your convenience, day or night. All you need is an internet connection. Don’t forget to take advantage of these free opportunities.

Posted July 22, 2010