Numbers tell the story. Whether you are an accountant or you have no interest in spreadsheets, as a leader you know that solid finances are necessary for an organization to survive.
This course describes the basic tenets of fundraising, budgeting, and other areas of not-for-profit financial management. You will explore grant writing, learn about the psychology of potential donors, and consider how to build effective relationships with people inside and outside of your organization. At the end of this course you should be able to:
+ Understand financial and operational metrics, reporting cycles and budgets.+ Explain the importance of having capital and major equipment requirements.+ Identify resources for grant writing and fundraising.+ Recognize that three quarters of wealthy individuals are looking to leave at least some part of their estate to either a charity, an educational institution, a hospital or a church.+ Understand the importance of building alumni and stakeholder networks.