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Fundamentals of Financial Management for Not-for-Profits


Two Day Workshop


The role that boards should play in not-for-profit financial management is not always appreciated or fully understood. Students will be introduced to a comprehensive view of how boards should view and participate in financial management in a not-for-profit.

This course will provide an introduction to the basic understanding of accounting, budgeting and management reporting boards need in order to perform their fiduciary and oversight function. This course will provide a practical perspective as to what boards should do and emphasize the different roles the board and the executive director have with respect to proper financial management.

What You Will Learn

At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Will be able to read financial statements.
  • Understand the role that budgeting should play in the success of an organization.
  • Have a practical understanding of financial regulatory requirements affective not-for-profits.
  • Have valuable resources at their fingertips.


What to Expect

This is an interactive course, which includes lectures, group exercises and discussion.


To complete this course, active participation is required and participants must attend 100% of this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

There are no pre-requisites required. Please come prepared to share your experiences, opinions and perspectives with the class.


"He made a somewhat boring subject really interesting, with infectious enthusiasm and good real world examples."


"Excellent and useful session for what could have been a fairly dry topic. I have come away quite enthused to get more involved in the Financial aspects of non-profit."


Registration Options

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NTPT6206 - 010 Feb 16 - Feb 17, 2017 Available

Day Date Time Location
Thu, Fri   Feb 16 to Feb 17, 2017 9:00AM to 4:00PM Downtown Campus, Citi Plaza, 125

Course Materials

Materials and handouts will be provided in class.

Attendance Requirements

To complete this course, active participation is required and participants must attend 100% of this course.

Western Employees

This course is pre-approved for Reimbursed tuition for eligible Western employees.

Trevor Hunter

Course Fee $355.00 ?

Potential Discount(s): Citi Plaza , Western Alumni , Pillar , Amway , Great West Life , Goodlife Reward Members