Beyond the Fundamentals of Financial Management: What the Numbers Are Really Saying

Date and Time: Friday, April 30, 2021 - 09:00 am to 01:00 pmLocation: N/A - Online


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We created this class in response to overwhelming demand for a “deeper dive” beyond our Fundamentals of Finance class.  Continuing the process of understanding, analyzing, interpreting and communicating information contained in audited financial reports, an in-depth dissection and analysis of a financial case study will take participants through the process of determining the health and impediments revealed in financial statements. You will learn to look beyond the surface to recognize the truth behind the numbers and how to frame the story for readers of your organization’s financial reports.

This deeper level of understanding will enhance your ability to communicate the financial picture to funders, board members and other key stakeholders.  Equally important, you will be able to make decisions based on a more precise financial picture.

Beginning with a review of analysis tools and how financial statements relate to one another, the class will move on to the examination of multi-year audited financial statements of a sample nonprofit.  You’ll practice using these tools to make observations and form conclusions about the organization’s future, based on what the statements reveal.  The next step is formulating recommendations for course corrections or actions.  This class will be a treasure hunt to reveal what truly lies beneath the numbers.


*** Special Package with Fundamentals of Finance: Register and pay for this class and Fundamentals of Finance at the same time, and save $25. Use promo code: FINANCE


SKU: N/A Category: Audience: Individuals who have taken Fundamentals of Finance within the past three years; finance staff and/or board with a mandatory minimum of two years of experience in nonprofit finances.

Event Location

Date: April 30th, 2021


Member $96
Non-Member $116


  • Thomas Scurto-Davis

    Thomas Scurto-Davis, is executive director of the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, where he had been serving as interim executive director and prior to that, director of finance and operations.  With a special interest in arts and culture, he is passionate about advancing the role of arts and culture in the national consciousness and has been committed to promoting nonprofits through enhanced education and management for more than 30 years.

    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