The Bottom Line is designed for non-financially-oriented individuals, employees with new budgeting responsibilities, or people who are just looking to broaden their scope of knowledge.
You will start the day by learning or reviewing the basics of financial information and going over key terms and concepts that even former humanities majors need to understand in order to succeed in thriving organizations. By the end of the morning, you'll feel comfortable engaging in conversations involving terms like revenue, accrual accounting, and cash flow.
Then you get to put your financial acumen to the test! Through the fun of a traditional board game, you will apply concepts like budget and risk management, financial reporting, and decision making. Working with a team of fellow program attendees, you'll take on staff roles for a fictitious association. The game will take you through one year in the financial life of this organization, and with each turn you'll make decisions and deal with the financial implications of your actions (or inaction). At the end of the day, you'll leave with a better understanding of the financial terms and concepts that are essential to nonprofit management.
This program is customizable for staff and board trainings. For more information, please contact Sharon Rauch at [email protected].