All About Boards: Financial Fitness 2016 - Pillar Nonprofit Network

Event Details

Event Type

Workshops & Lectures

Event Topic(s)

Professional Development


Pillar Nonprofit Network

Event Location

251 Dundas St.
London, ON, N6A 6H9

Event Schedule

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

London Public Library - Central Branch - Stevenson & Hunt Rm
251 Dundas St.
London, ON, N6A 6H9

Pillar Member: $70.00
Non-member: $85.00

Event Description

This workshop is part of a 4 part series called All About Boards. For more information and to register for the entire series please click here.

While nonprofit success is measured in more than just dollars, board members must maintain a close eye on the financial direction of the organization and its economic stability if they are to truly fulfill their responsibility. This session will help board members gain a basic understanding of their financial stewardship responsibilities and give them a starting point for comprehending key financial data.

Participants will learn about:

  • Protecting the Nonprofit
    • Asset protection
    • Internal controls
    • Risk management
  • Managing the Nonprofit
    • Understanding financial statements
    • Creating a budget
    • Board and management reporting
    • Investment management

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Target Audience: Board Members, Executive Directors, Financial Staff, Finance Committees, Support Staff and those interested in learning about becoming a volunteer board member

About the Presenter:
John Craven is an FCA who has held senior financial/investment roles in a broad cross-section of industries—multi-national publicly traded companies, not-for-profit organizations, government and education.  He has over 20 years of experience in senior finance positions with London Life and Canada Trust. He also held the senior finance position for St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, London for 4 years. 

During his business career he volunteered for several not-for-profit boards and committees, focusing on investment and finance responsibilities. His recent volunteer experience includes chairing an investment committee with responsibility for approximately $100 million in invested assets.  John is also a regular presenter at not-for-profit forums and seminars.  John is currently a Principal with Craven Consulting Group, where he provides financial, investment and governance advice to both for profit and not-for-profit organizations.  

Generously Supported by the City of London

Thank You to Our 2016 Professional Development Sponsors:

London Public Library - Central Branch - Stevenson & Hunt Rm
251 Dundas St.

London, ON, N6A 6H9

19-Oct-2016 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Contact Organizer

Susannah Gergich
201 King Street, 2nd Floor
London N6A 1C9


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