Workshops

Public Interest Management Group offers professional training workshops on strategic management to nonprofit executives and board leaders. Topics include:

Strategic Financial Management for Nonprofit Executives

Nonprofit CEOs are asked to do almost everything, including leading their organization's financial strategy. This advanced daylong session digs into the critical topic of strategic financial management from an executive director's perspective. Using case studies and interactive discussion, the group will explore the dynamics of financial sustainability, common obstacles to fiscal health, and best leadership practices for successful outcomes. Participants will leave with an understanding of the "three dimensions" of financial management and tangible tools they can apply immediately. See our brochure here

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Operational Infrastructure for High-Performance Nonprofits

A high-performance organization is programmatically effective, operationally efficient, financially healthy and adaptive to change. Nonprofits that attain this status have solid operational capacity, which in turn depends on infrastructure. This interactive workshop draws on emerging research to demystify the concept of infrastructure, and provides tangible context for leaders to make essential organizational changes and improvements. By examining a nonprofit in transition, participants will gain clarity around the relationships of key infrastructure elements to improved management and bottom-line performance.

Merger and Strategic Partnerships for Nonprofits: Fresh Approaches to Building Sustainability and Impact

In this workshop, nonprofit leaders will learn about a range of options to restructure organizations, with goals of having a greater mission impact and financial sustainability. Organizations can consider a diverse range of organizational partnership models. Merger is just one of several alternatives, and we’ll examine the benefits and pitfalls of each, along with analytic methods for assessing them. The group will engage in hands-on group exercises and discussion. Participants will be better equipped to answer several big questions: Should we consider restructuring? What are our options and how can we evaluate them? What process can we adopt?

Finance Essentials for Nonprofit Leaders

Balance sheets, operating statements, cash flow projections, restricted grants, capital budgets. It can all seem like a sea of jargon-laced technicality. But it doesn't need to be, and nonprofit leaders--Board and staff--need a basic command to do their jobs well. Bid farewell to intimidation! This training empowers non-financial professionals to confidently master 5 essential aspects of nonprofit finance:

  • Interpretation of financial statements
  • Budget oversight
  • Key financial indicators
  • "Fluff" you can ignore
  • Critical fiscal decisions.

We offer this interactive workshop to boards and employee groups. It includes a group "deep dive" into your agency's finances.

 
 

 
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The [business model] workshop provided unique insights into the way organizations work… it’s the best nonprofit workshop I’ve attended.
— Elizabeth H, Director, The Nonprofit Center