Fundamentals of Finance

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 07:00 pm to 08:30 pmLocation: N/A - online


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Please note this class will take place over 4 evenings, and you must attend all dates:

  • 5/4/21
  • 5/11/21
  • 5/18/21
  • 5/25/21

While few nonprofit managers come into their roles with expertise in financial management, they need to be able to understand, organize and effectively communicate financial information to their greatest organizational advantage.

Whether you’re a non-finance professional, or new to financial responsibilities in your organization, this class is designed to help you acquire the requisite skills to effectively understand and manage organizational resources: from protecting your organization’s assets, to communicating what the numbers mean to inform decision-making throughout your organization.

This course focuses on enabling you to understand and interpret your financial story for both internal and external audiences.  Not only will you know how to find 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 financial reports and the stories they tell, your organization will be empowered to make strategic decisions and encourage financial investment.

You will leave this class knowing how to read and interpret financial statements to inform strategic decision-making, to appropriately separate financial duties and responsibilities to protect against fraud and misuse, and to allocate expenses more accurately in order to truly reflect your programmatic narrative.

Even with limited financial knowledge, you can learn to effectively manage your organization’s finances and use them to understand and communicate your organization’s story.

This class is recommended for organizations that lack a full-time finance professional but are committed to best practices and transparency.

Continue your financial management development with “Beyond the Fundamentals of Financial Management:  What the Numbers Are Really Saying,” for a thorough understanding of interpreting and reporting your finances, with strong emphasis on the analysis component.


SKU: N/A Category: Audience: Executive directors, newer finance staff, non-finance program directors and managers, board members, and others involved in financial interpreting and decision-making (also see description above) Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management

Event Location

Date: May 04th, 2021


Member $139
Non-Member $169


  • 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