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CEN TRAINING | Understanding Nonprofit Financials - Level 101 | Redwood City, 7/24
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July 24, 2018 | -



Understanding Nonprofit Financials - Level 101

Use your financial statements to make strategic decisions and greater community impact!


Discounts available for Santa Clara County nonprofits. (Details Below)




Gaining a true understanding of your organization’s financials and making strategic decisions as a result can increase your long term impact, perhaps more than any other leadership skill. In this class we will explore the basic elements of common nonprofit financial statements and will identify tips to better understand what they mean and how they can be used to determine the health of an organization. In addition, we will review basic "financial jargon" and will discuss the nuances of accounting in the nonprofit sector. Participants will also learn ways to use this information to make strategic decisions.

Intended Audience: Nonprofit executives, board members, senior staff, and emerging leaders.


  • Understanding basic nonprofit financial statements
  • Understanding the difference types of nonprofit income
  • Learn how to set up your cost accounting to more accurately track costs
  • How to interpret nonprofit financial statements
  • What other factors to consider when making strategic financial decisions


When: July 24th, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065 (Harbor)

Cost: CEN Members - $75, Non-members - $150

Instructor: Jennifer Simmons

*Discounts Available


For Santa Clara County Nonprofits:

Applied Materials Foundation Discount: CEN Members - $20 | Non-members - $40

Starting in September 2016, thanks to the generosity of the Applied Materials Foundation, all Santa Clara County nonprofits (staff & board) can take advantage of deep discounts to any of CEN's new nonprofit professional development workshops. Please APPLY HERE and receive a discount code on your registration.


For CEN Members:

Up to an additional 50% in scholarships is available to CEN members. Click HERE to check your organization's membership status and APPLY TO: CHRISTINE@CEN.ORG.

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