New Course for Board Members Provides Road Map to Reviewing Financial Statements

Course offered for board members of local nonprofit organizations

Macon County – A new June training course will equip board members of local nonprofit organizations with the skills and confidence needed for reviewing their organization’s financial statements.

“Take the Fear Out of Financial Statements,” a three-session series on financial oversight, is offered by The Community Foundation of Macon County (CFMC) .

Participants are asked to attend all three sessions: 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, and Thursday, June 3; and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 5. All sessions will be held at the Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N. Water St., Decatur, Ill. The $30 enrollment fee also includes materials and light refreshments.

“One of the most complex aspects of serving on a nonprofit board can be reviewing the organization’s financial reports,” says Natalie Beck, CFMC president. “Through this course, the instructor breaks down the financial information contained in board packets – while also making the course interesting and interactive. It’s not an exaggeration to say she takes out the fear and puts the fun into fiduciary duties.”

For more information or to enroll in “Take the Fear Out of Financial Statements,” visit maconcountygives.org or call 217.429.3000. Masks are required for attendance and social distancing is observed. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

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Established in 2000, The Community Foundation of Macon County stewards more than 350 funds and total assets of $46 million. To date, The Community Foundation has distributed over $34 million to charitable organizations and endeavors. For more information about The Community Foundation of Macon County, visit maconcountygives.org.