Fundamentals of Finance
Registration for this course is closed. Please contact us on 215-991-3676 to inquire about any remaining spaces or to be placed on a waiting list.
While few nonprofit managers come into their roles with expertise in financial management, they need to be able to understand and effectively manage program or organizational finances and be able to read and analyze financial reports and use these numbers to their greatest organizational advantage. This class is designed to bring you the basic skills that make up nonprofit finances, and focuses on enabling you to understand and interpret your financial story. Not only will you know how to get the information you need, but you’ll be able to use that information judiciously in financial decision-making. Through a deeper understanding of the role of the audit and notes, your organization will be in a stronger position to motivate financial investment. You will leave this class knowing how to read and interpret financials, how to capably separate financial duties and responsibilities to protect your organization and how to allocate expenses across programs for more effective resource management. This class is highly recommended for organizations that lack a full-time finance professional, but are committed to best practices and transparency.
Audience: Executive directors, newer finance staff, non-finance program directors and managers, board members, and others involved in financial interpreting and decision-making.
Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management
Date: April 06th, 2017
Location: Duane Morris, LLP
Address: 30 S. 17th Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Thomas Scurto-Davis, director of finance and operations at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, has been committed to promoting nonprofits through enhanced education and management, for more than 30 years. With a special interest in arts and culture, he is passionate about advancing the role of arts and culture in the national consciousness.
Thomas got hooked on the arts through his school’s arts programs, then successfully pursued his professional artistic goal with a career as an operatic baritone. His performance career included singing in some of the country’s most notable opera houses, including several roles with Opera Philadelphia.