The Short Cuts Experts Use to Assess Nonprofit Financials
Nonprofit financial statements contain a huge amount of information, which can make financial analysis an overwhelming task. Learn how to focus your efforts to quickly spot the most important pieces of information you will need to strengthen your grantmaking decisions. The session will cover:
A step-by-step approach to quickly understanding a nonprofit’s financial picture
Where to focus your analysis when working with audited financial statements
Where to focus your analysis when working with form 990s
Founder & Principal Consultant, Claire Knowlton Consulting LLC
Claire Knowlton is the founder and principal consultant at Claire Knowlton Consulting, LLC, where she provides financial consulting to nonprofits and foundations. Her work focuses on helping her clients align their financial strategy to their organizational values. She previously served as Director of Advisory Services for Nonprofit Finance Fund where she helped lead a national practice of 43 consultants and provided consulting services to hundreds of nonprofits and funders. While there, she designed and led a range of initiatives, including change capital projects for equity-centered arts organizations; long-term efforts to improve government contracting with nonprofits; and the Full Cost Project. She has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2005 in multiple roles, including as the Executive Director of a community-based art center, as an auditor and tax-preparer, and as co-founder and board chair for a nonprofit working to end extreme global poverty.
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