The Ultimate Challenge: Assessing your Nonprofit’s Financial Sustainability

Achieving your organization’s mission depends on your ability to find and effectively utilize the resources required to meet your goals. Long-term financial sustainability may be the most critical challenge facing today’s nonprofit sector leaders.

This workshop will explore opportunities, as well as barriers, to organizational financial sustainability.

Themes and topics include:

  • Board and management effectiveness in guiding the organization’s long-term sustainability
  • Administrative, accounting and financial controls and efficiencies
  • Information gathering, management, and reporting procedures
  • Financial management and accountability
  • Identification of key performance indicators to measure against stated goals and objectives
  • Revenue diversification
  • Exploration of potential income generating opportunities

Participants will learn about tools that can help to:

  • Identify past and current financial problems
  • Identify financial problems the organization may face in the future
  • Control activities that focus on financial sustainability
  • Verify whether past activities focused on financial sustainability have been successful

Target Audience: Those responsible for planning and budgeting within their organization (EDs, board members, financial managers and/or program managers).

Level: Intermediate

Additional Investment Information:
When you register you may notice a Special Rate. What does that mean and who can take advantage of this rate?

  • Only applicable to Pillar member organizations (staff and/or volunteers) that pay a $60.00 membership fee indicating that their operating budget is less than $100,000 
  • 5 of these spots available per workshop and they are first come first serve 
  • If you do not see a special rate listed then the spots have been filled
  • Please note if you have already registered and paid your registration fee and additional spots become available we cannot refund you the difference

About the Presenter:
With over 25 years experience in the nonprofit sector, Albert Brule has worked with a wide array of charities in such areas as fundraising, marketing, communications and strategic planning. He has held senior posts with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, University of Alberta, Fanshawe College and currently serves as Director of Resource & Business Development at Pillar Nonprofit Network.  As a consultant and strategic advisor, he has expertise in capital campaigns, corporate partnerships, direct mail programs, planned giving and special events. He has taught and lectured fundraising, nonprofit and volunteer management programs at several postsecondary institutions and presented at national and international conferences. He was one of the authors of Canada’s first national certificate program in fundraising management commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and delivered through a consortium of colleges and universities across the country.

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