CEN TRAINING | Understanding Nonprofit Financials - Level 101 | Milpitas, 1/28
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January 28, 2020 | -


Understanding Nonprofit Financials - Level 101

Use Financial Statements to Make Strategic Decisions and Deepen Impact


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


"This class provided me some more clarity regarding financial reports. Now I hope to no longer sit quietly while the reports are discussed at board meetings."

- Jenny Skoble, Coastside Children's Programs

Workshop Description

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 walk away with an understanding of how they can use this financial 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: January 28th, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Milpitas Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 600 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035 (Room #1)

Cost*: CEN Members - $75 | Non-members - $150

Instructor: Jennifer Simmons


*Discounts Available

For Santa Clara County Nonprofits:

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

Thanks to ongoing funding from the Applied Materials Foundation, all Santa Clara County nonprofit professionals (staff & board members of organizations located in or serving the Santa Clara County population) can take advantage of deep discounts to any of CEN's nonprofit professional development workshops. Thank you, Applied Materials Foundation, for providing local organizations access to needed training so that we can all deepen our community impact!






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