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Using Financials as Decision Making Tools

  • Center for Nonprofit Management 1000 N Alameda St Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)

Can your financials REALLY reveal necessary business insights for success?

As a non-profit leader, your effectiveness multiplies when you know how to draw critical business issues and opportunities out of your financial statements.  Each of the three most common financial statements reveals different aspects of your organization's health.  A strong picture of your financial issues and successes emerges as you review easy-to-understand rations and simple trend analysis.

Key takeaways:

  1. You will learn criteria to evaluate the adequacy of your organizations' financial statements as a business decision making tool.
  2. You will know what to request from your financial staff in terms of financial analysis.
  3. You will learn the main strategic issues which can be discerned from analysis of the three basic financial statements.
  4. Your confidence in using financial statements for initiating strategic discussions with your board will increase.