Financial Analysis for Nonprofit Leaders

Financial position, robustness, and flexibility are all areas that are vitally important for effective nonprofit leadership. Leaders in nonprofit organizations must understand the drivers of these components of financial strength in order to be successful in pursuing their organizational missions.

Certificates:

When and where

LocationDatePriceRegistration
May 29, 2018June 22, 2018$1,050The online course requires the separate purchase of a textbook. Details provided at time of registration.Register
July 27, 2018July 28, 2018$895Register

Course Details

Financial Analysis for Nonprofit Leaders is offered once a year in-person and online.

In-person Schedule
The in-person class is two days in length.

Day 1: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Online Schedule
The online course is four weeks in length.

Each week you'll have a course module to complete. Each module consists of:

  • readings from a required textbook (details for purchasing the textbook will be provided upon receipt of registration)
  • viewing pre-recorded narrated presentations
  • completing a 10-question quiz where you must score a 7 or higher
  • engaging in forum discussions with others
  • and submitting assignments.

More details about the online format and requirements may be viewed here.

View the in-person class agenda.

View the online course agenda.

The location next to each course date indicates if the course is being held in-person or online.

The in-person class is held on the IUPUI campus. Please click on the location name for further details and recommended hotel accommodations.

Registrants will receive complete course logistical information upon registration.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE: Tuition payment is due before the class begins and may be paid by credit card, check, or purchase order. All cancellations and transfers are subject to an administrative fee of $275.

The Fund Raising School, an international leader in fundraising training and professional development, and the IU Executive Education at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, a nationally ranked leader in nonprofit management education, are pleased to announce this course offering. It is one of four required courses for the Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership.

What this seminar is about

Through a unique collaboration, this high-quality, innovative, and affordable continuing education course will help you meet your professional goals. This seminar is designed for mid-level and upper-level nonprofit leaders and those aspiring to leadership positions in all areas of the nonprofit sector. The seminar includes topics of particular interest to fundraising professionals. No background in financial management is required.

Financial position, robustness, and flexibility are all areas that are vitally important for effective nonprofit leadership. Leaders in nonprofit organizations must understand the drivers of these components of financial strength in order to be successful in pursuing their organizational missions. This seminar will provide participants with a strong foundation in the following topics:

  • Dashboard financial objectives
  • Differences between businesses and nonprofits
  • Board dynamics
  • Financial strategies and revenue mix
  • Funding dynamics and the economy
  • Financial statements and financial ratio analysis
  • Budgeting, long-range financial planning, and policies
  • Cash flow management
  • Liability and risk management