Fundamentals of Finance

Date and Time: Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 09:00 am to 03:00 pmLocation: N/A - Online


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You cannot be a successful manager of a program or an organization without a command of the finances.  Yet, too few nonprofit managers feel comfortable with their understanding of the numbers, let alone their ability to manage, organize and effectively communicate financial information.

Whether you’re a non-finance professional and/or new to financial responsibilities in your job, this class is designed to help you acquire the skills that will enable you to understand and interpret your financial story for both internal and external audiences.   You will leave this class with a deeper understanding of financial reports, the role they play and the stories they tell.  You will understand how to read and interpret financial statements to inform strategic decision-making, appropriately separate financial duties and responsibilities to protect against fraud and misuse, and allocate expenses more accurately in order to truly reflect your programmatic needs and 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 and for individuals who want to understand what the numbers are saying about their organization.

After you learn the fundamentals, continue your financial management development with “Digging the Data: What Is the Story Behind the Numbers?” for a deeper understanding of interpreting and reporting your finances, with strong emphasis on financial analysis.

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: February 16th, 2023

Location: N/A - Online


Member $155
Non-Member $185


  • Thomas Scurto-Davis

    Founding Principle at Money2Mission, LLC, Thomas Scurto-Davis has 20 years of nonprofit financial management and accounting experience. His professional practice is focused on helping NPOs design and implement systems, improve financial literacy and effectiveness, and build organizational understanding. His goal is to help nonprofits make better-informed decisions while using financial data to tell their compelling and unique story.

    He is an affiliated trainer with the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business where he leads trainings on financial management, risk assessment and mitigation, business planning, budgeting and financial analysis.  He is also an adjunct professor for La Salle’s graduate