Take the Fear Out of Financial Statements

Announcing a three-session series on financial oversight for nonprofit board members.

At The Community Foundation of Macon County, a key priority in our current strategic plan is investing toward enhancing the strength and sustainability of our local nonprofits – an important step beyond our regular grantmaking. During the past few years, we’ve accomplished this by offering professional development opportunities, including partnering nonprofit leaders with fundraising coaches and hosting free workshops with guest speakers on a variety of topics. We've also seen great success with our Introduction to Board Governance course facilitated by Bruce Nims.

We're pleased to announce the second course in our Macon County Legacy nonprofit leadership collaborative: Take the Fear Out of Financial Statements.

Course Overview

The three-session course will cover the following topics: fiduciary duties of nonprofit boards, basic nonprofit financial literacy, and financial reporting and monitoring for financial health. Also included are reviews of typical financial reports given to board members, including–

  • Statement of financial position
  • Statement of activities
  • Statement of cash flows
  • Statement of functional expenses

Course Information

Course Dates:

  • Tuesday, June 1, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 3, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m. to noon

The course is presented in three separate sessions. All sessions will be held at the Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N. Water St., Decatur, Ill.

  • Attendance at all three sessions is expected. Students who complete the course earn a certificate of completion.
  • $30 enrollment fee includes materials and light refreshments.
  • Masks are required. Class limited to 12 participants. Each participant has own table.

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