How to Make an Operating Budget - Budgeting for Everyone
Session 2: Thursday, October 16 from 9:00am-11:00am
Very few people go into non-profit work because they want to create budgets, but your organization's success and sustainability requires that your organization have a solid budget each year that accurately reflects your goals and programs.
The truth is that you don't need to be a math whiz or an accountant to make a good budget. There is no mystery, it is not hard, it is simple and logical and budgeting is a great skill for you to add to your personal toolbox. In session 1 of this hands-on workshop you will learn:
What a budget is and what it is not
The vocabulary of budgeting
The time period that a budget covers
What goes into a budget
Ways to estimate revenue and expenses
You will create a simple budget right there in the workshop
Session 2 of the workshop: There is homework! Attendees will be asked to create a budget and then we will re-convene to talk about the task, the experience and to answer any questions.
Presenter: Jude Goldman, the LZF's ED is an unrepentant English major who is afraid of math and flunked Algebra 2 in high school. She overcame these obstacles to become the general manager of a large publishing company where she was responsible for multi-million dollar budgets and successfully taught these skills to art directors, editors and others who never, in their wildest dreams, thought that they could possibly learn to create a budget.
Thursday, October 30th; 9:00 until 11:00 am
In this clinic format, skilled facilitators and board consultants Amy Cahners and Susan Donahue will address important board topics, encouraging you to bring in your own examples and experiences. Each attendee is encouraged to bring along a board member.
Wednesday, November 19th; 9:00 am until 11:30 am
Location: Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, 10 Post Office Square, Boston
This seminar on corporate governance will focus on the different respective duties and responsibilities of a nonprofit board and nonprofit management?