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Intro to Nonprofit Financial Management for Nonfinancial Staff & Volunteers

December 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST



Have you looked at financial reports and were totally mystified as to their meaning? Numbers really do tell a story if you know how to read a budget comparison report and balance sheet. We will demystify financial statements. This session will make fiscal management easier and infinitely more enjoyable. Using actual examples of financial reports, we will break the code and elicit the real story behind the numbers. This session will also get you ready for that next grant or board meeting by allowing you to translate program/agency strategies into meaningful fiscal language. No previous financial experience is needed for this highly interactive session

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of nonprofit financial management.
  • Learn tips about creating strong budgets.
  • Learn the language that your fiscal staff speaks.
  • Learn the stories that financial statements tell
  • Walk through audit reports.


Tonia has been affiliated with Support Center for over 20 years as a consultant, interim financial officer, and workshop facilitator. She has over 30 years of international and domestic experience in the areas of financial analysis and management, strategic and business planning, treasury management, and outsourced CFO. She has served as CFO for almost two dozen nonprofit organizations throughout the NY metro area and has worked with domestic and international nonprofits to create and implement strong internal controls, install nonprofit fund accounting systems, create financial reporting systems, and develop investment policy statements. She has had many successful client engagements through Support Center, including New Jersey Community Capital, Helen Keller Services for the Blind, and SCAN. She leads workshops on financial issues including budgeting, financial statements, audit preparation, and investment policy statements.

Tonia has served as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University, Columbia University, and the New School for Social Research. She holds an MBA from Columbia University Business School; an MS in Urban Planning from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Historic Preservation; and a BA from Macalester College. Tonia is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®, providing expertise in investment management and retirement plans to nonprofit organizations and individuals.

If you have questions please contact workshops@supportcenteronline.org.

Registration is required. Please be advised that by registering for this event, unless we hear from you otherwise, we will include you as part of our regular electronic mailing list. Please also be advised that the event may be recorded or photographed by Support Center for Nonprofit Management (Support Center). By enrolling for this event, you hereby: (1) give consent for Support Center or any third parties to use your photograph or image in its print, online and video publications; (2) release Support Center, its employees and any outside third parties from all liabilities or claims that you might assert in connection with the above-described uses; and (3) waive any right to inspect, approve or receive compensation for any materials or communications, including photographs, videotapes, website images or written materials, incorporating photos/images of you. To revoke this waiver, please email Operations Associate, Gabriela Barria, at [email protected].


December 7, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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