Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Financial Management for Non Financial Staff and Volunteers

November 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT


Certificate Program: Executive Leadership


Numbers really do tell a story if you know how to truly read a spreadsheet or general ledger report. Do you sometimes stare at the rows and columns and wonder what you might be missing? Does reviewing the audit make you nervous?

This full-day 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 needed for this highly interactive session

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Recognize the language of budgeting and accounting
  • Discuss when and how to respond to variances in both revenue and expenses
  • Decide what is meaningful and what is cyclical
  • Recognize common budgeting mistakes
  • Explain an audit report and/or financial report in plain English
  • Engage in meaningful and constructive dialogue with their fiscal office

This workshop is best suited for:

  • Anyone who does program budgeting or fiscal management
  • Program staff responsible for grant management
  • Board members who want to conduct better fiscal oversight


With 35 years of NPO experience, Regina Podhorin gained her knowledge on the practical applications of finance as an Executive Director for 13 years and by serving as an Interim Executive Director multiple times. She has delivered well over 100 financial workshops and hands-on financial technical assistance sessions. She is also a founding member of NJ Consultants Collaborative and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management Governance Affinity Group.

Regina has been affiliated with the Support Center for almost 20 years and is a Senior Consultant. She specializes in board development and strategic planning. Some groups she has worked with include Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation, which she provided board development work, and IED/ED transition consulting for the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Regina has an MPA from Rider University.


**Our registration system is not available, please email [email protected] to register for this workshop**

Under $200,000 (or individual/student)$110
$200,000 to $1 million (or consultant)$190
$1 million to $5 million$242
Over $5 million$263


November 1, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Event Categories:


Support Center
32 Old Slip, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10005 United States