2021 Introduction to Nonprofit Financial Oversight: A Training for Executive Directors3-Session Live Online WorkshopCultivate Your Leadership.
Viterbo University and La Crosse Community Foundation have partnered to offer La Crosse County nonprofit executives the opportunity to learn more about nonprofit financial oversight. This workshop begins on Friday, March 5 and will address several fundamental aspects of a NPO leader's financial oversight responsibilities: how to "read" financial statements, best practice internal controls and strategies to put in place to help board members fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities. Prior to the workshop, all participants will receive the book, Nonprofit Financial Oversight: The Concise and Complete Guide for Boards and Finance Committees. Register now, space is limited!Early bird: $49 (ends on Sunday, February 21)Regular rate: $59
Session 1: Basic Nonprofit Financial Literacy Friday, March 5: 9:00am-10:30amWhat are all these financial statements, and how do I “read” them? Even if you are a self-proclaimed “finance geek,” nonprofit financials can look like a foreign language. We will discuss nonprofit financial basics, how to evaluate the quality of financial information, and how to strengthen financial accountability within your Organization.Session 2: Financial Oversight for Executive DirectorsFriday, March 12: 9:00am-10:30amHow do you “oversee” financial information? In this session, we will talk about internal controls, checks and balances, and best practices to ensure your organization runs smoothly and there are no financial surprises. Session 3: Board of Director’s Role in OversightFriday, March 19: 9:00am-10:30amWe’ve built an understanding of what makes up our financial statements, and what processes need to be in place to oversee them. In this final session, we’ll discuss strategies to keep your board engaged in their fiduciary responsibilities. Questions? We look forward to seeing you! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Nicole Van Ert at [email protected].Scholarship AwardsIf the the workshop fee is prohibitive, participants may be eligible for a scholarship. An award is available on the basis of financial need and potential impact of the participant's attendance in increasing their understanding of nonprofit financial oversight and contribution to the nonprofit organization in which they serve. For more information, please contact Nicole Van Ert at [email protected].
Erin Belby has been the finance director at the La Crosse Community Foundation since 2019. She joined the foundation with over 15 years of experience in auditing, accounting and consulting, including 10 years focused on audits of La Crosse area nonprofits. Belby holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa and achieved her Certified Public Accountant licensure in 2005. She is passionate about working with nonprofit organizations to improve accounting and reporting measures to enhance decision-making and promote sustainability.