CEN TRAINING | Understanding Nonprofit Financials - Level 101 | Online, 6/16
Registration Information
June 16, 2021 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm




Understanding Nonprofit Financials - Level 101

Use Your Financial Statements to Make Strategic Decisions and Deepen Impact


In response to COVID-19, CEN has moved all of our programs online, offering virtual training opportunities that merge fundamental best practices with crisis management resources and opportunities for peer-to-peer connections and support. Additionally, we're offering special discounts and payment plans to make these offerings increasingly accessible during this challenging time (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



About the Workshop

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, specifically in times of uncertainty. 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 timely, 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 decision, especially in times of crisis and uncertainty



When: June 16th, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Where: Online Course

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

Instructor: Illy Peete & Colsaria Henderson


*Discounts & Payment Plans Available

In response to COVID-19, we are offering customized payment plans and have a limited number of scholarships available on a needs basis. Please email information@cen.org for details and to set up a personal payment plan.


Special Opportunity For Santa Clara County Nonprofits:

Applied Materials Foundation Discounted Price: CEN Members - $40 | Non-members - $80

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!







Please note: Contact information for each registrant will be shared with the full class to promote connections among the cohort. If you would prefer that your information not be shared, please email information@cen.org about your preferences after completing your registration.

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