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Series Session 1: Financial Leadership

Registration for ths webinar is now closed. A recording of the session will be made available to registrants through November 1.

Let’s be honest, no (or very few) nonprofit leaders join organizations because they enjoy accounting. But, like it or not, every Executive Director is the financial leader of their organization and senior managers and board members have an obligation to understand the financial drivers of the organization. This webinar introduces and engages participants in an in-depth discussion around the tenets of financial leadership and how leaders can embrace them. We’ll discuss how best to staff the finance function and the different roles and responsibilities between staff and board members. Lastly, we’ll end talking about accounting policies and procedures and internal controls, offered in an easy-to-implement manner. 

*Templates will be made available to participants, including a draft accounting policies and procedures manual, job descriptions for the finance officer, and charter for the finance committee of the board. A recording of the webinar will be made available to participants for two weeks following the live webinar date.

Financial Leadership Series

From not understanding the true costs of delivering their programs, to the complexities of cost allocation associated with public contracts, many senior leaders and board members are not yet equipped to be financial leaders. 

Join nonprofit finance guru Steve Zimmerman and his colleagues from Spectrum Nonprofit Services for this series. Based in theory but developed with an understanding of the day-to-day pressures and realities that nonprofit executives and board members face, Steve and his team will provide practical takeaways that you can implement immediately to strengthen your organization.

The series includes 6 webinars and one in-person workshop. You may register for individual sessions or the entire series at a discounted rate.

Program Fees Member Not-yet-member
Single webinar $30 $60
Webinar series (6 sessions) $120 $240
Webinar series with in-person session (April 16) $180 $360





Series Schedule

Session Topic Date & Time Format Details
Financial Leadership October 18, 10:00 AM Webinar Learn More
Understanding & Assessing Financial Health November 15, 10:00 AM Webinar Learn More
Determining True Program Cost & Profitability December 13, 10:00 AM Webinar Learn More
Revenue Strategy January 17, 10:00 AM Webinar Learn More
The Art & Science of Budgeting February 21, 10:00 AM Webinar Learn More
Telling Your Financial Story: Dashboard Driving March 20, 10:00 AM Webinar Learn More
The Sustainability Mindset April 16, 9:00 AM-noon In-person workshop, Concord location TBA Learn More


Workshops will be presented by Spectrum Nonprofit Services, which helps nonprofits of all sizes maximize impact while increasing financial sustainability. 

Steven Zimmerman, CPA, MBA is the Principal of Spectrum Nonprofit Services where he provides training and consulting in the areas of finance and strategy for community-based organizations, foundations and government agencies throughout the country. Steve is a co-author of two books on nonprofit sustainability published by Jossey-Bass, The Sustainability Mindset: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions with Jeanne Bell of CompassPoint published in 2014 and the best-selling book Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability with Jeanne Bell and Jan Masaoka of CalNonprofits published in 2010.

Steve Strang, MPA is a Senior Consultant, Practice Director at Spectrum Nonprofit Services where he provides consulting and training in sustainability strategies for community-based organizations and oversees business development operations for Spectrum. Steve works with organizations to understand and measure their impact, define the market in which they work, and shape their business models to accomplish strategic goals. 

Shelly Schnupp, MPA is a Consultant with Spectrum Nonprofit Services. She specializes in nonprofit organizational and board capacity assessment, strategic and organizational planning, performance measurement and compliance, program analysis, development and outcomes measurement, and aspects of nonprofit governance and management.  

For more info about these presenters, click here

Funding for this series is provided by the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority L5 Capacity Building Program. 

Date/Time: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00 am
Fees: Single webinar: $30 member/$60 not-yet-member; Webinar series: $120 member/$240 not-yet-member; Webinar series with in-person session: $180 member/$360 not-yet-member

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