Financial Management Training Events
At Financial Technologies & Management, we offer nonprofit financial management training to our clients and to better educate the communities we serve. Since 1999, we have helped nonprofits save time and make sound decisions with nonprofit accounting solutions. Our solutions provide financial management training that focuses on best practices so you can lead and better serve your organization. Successful nonprofits start with strong accounting and planning. That is why we offer training in many targeted areas, from CFO to nonprofit accounting. Our nonprofit financial management training allows you to enhance your accounting skills to make smart decisions.
Effective Nonprofit Accounting Solutions
Whether you are the CFO or staff, our tools help you achieve your goals with strong nonprofit financial management training. We provide all levels of training to assist your accounting staff. Each staff member can benefit from taking our nonprofit financial management training courses. We also offer blog articles, video and document resources, and online events to help boost your staff’s competency in the area of nonprofit accounting systems. Our experts are knowledgeable and qualified financial management trainers that cover every aspect of nonprofit financial management.
Contact us to learn more about our nonprofit accounting solutions. We also offer training in addition to providing software.
MIP Fund Accounting User Group Meetings
Financial Technologies & Management’s Jim Simpson will be hosting monthly Nonprofit Forums and MIP Fund Accounting user group meetings. All nonprofits are welcome to join our free monthly nonprofit forum. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Our forum topics include all areas of essential financial management training.
The first Nonprofit Forum and MIP User Group were held during April 2000. We continue to educate and give back to the communities we serve.
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FTM Nonprofit Forum for October 31, 2018 – Building a Superior Budget
October 31, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Building a Superior Budget
Nonprofit Forum Agenda for October 31, 2018
11:30 to 12:30-Financial Management Topic
Building a Superior Budget
How should your evaluate your budget and planning process? Please bring your questions so we can have candid conversation regarding budgeting.
We will cover the critical aspects of budgeting including:
A strong budget is an essential element for any nonprofit organization to achieve financial leadership. Superior budgets, though, have written plans about the core activities to include strategic, organizational, and program goals and how they will be financed.
Most financial leaders focus too much time on budget variance analysis and not enough time to anticipating or planning for the future. By anticipating or planning, organizations can focus on what’s upcoming regardless of its budget cycle or fiscal year end. A budget can be complemented with rolling forecasts to better anticipate upcoming financial results.
Budgets also need to include cash flow projections, which maybe outside of the finance departments capacity or capabilities. Financial leaders must have a direct role in developing useful cash flow projections and assumptions with frequent, detailed analysis.
Any cash flow shortage needs to be further evaluated to determine if it is just a timing difference or an actual cash deficit. Shortfalls created by deficits need to be solved by budget adjustments or strategic choices to absorb a shortfall. An organization can determine timing or actual deficits by reviewing the budget to see if it had planned for or not.
Financial sustainability can only be achieved with a well-prepared and continuously monitored budget. Conversely, a poorly developed budget can diminish mission focused activities opportunities and threaten long-term success.
This webinar will help Executive Directors, Finance Directors, and finance staff to develop and use a financial policies and procedures manual. Savvy nonprofit leaders know that effective budgets and projections can be the difference between good and great performance.
How should you evaluate your budgeting process? We will share our expertise and candid advice to better prepare you for this important role to your organization.
3 Key Things you will learn include:
- Financial sustainability can be achieved with well prepared and monitored budget
- Budgets should include cash flow projections
- Best practices for a superior budgeting process
Immediately following the presentation on building a superior budget, we will host a discussion on budget refresher.
Those attending the forum will receive handouts.
12:30 to 12:50-MIP User Group-Budget refresher for MIP and Microix
12:50 to 1:00-FTM Updates and Closing