Basics of Financial Literacy for Boards

One of the foremost responsibilities of a nonprofit organization is financial management and oversight. Active oversight is essential to ensuring the organization’s financial sustainability, as well as proper stewardship of the organization’s assets and resources. This important duty of financial oversight encompasses an array of responsibilities and requires a foundation in financial literacy.

Join consultant Elizabeth Turrisi for this interactive workshop to develop a better understanding of financial terminology, financial statements, and how financial statements tell a story about an organization.

This session is designed for board members who require a basic understanding of finances to inform their strategic thinking. We ask that all groups bring financial statements from their home organizations to use in the activities, including an income statement, balance sheet, and (if available) a statement of cash flow and a statement of functional expense. (This information will not be shared.)

***This session is not intended to help you build these statements.***

Please note:

  • This meeting will take place online. Registered participants will receive an invitation via email shortly before the beginning of the session.
  • Come prepared to fully engage in the material and participate in all activities. Our trainers work to create an interactive, online learning environment for all participants. For this reason, the use of video is recommended where possible.
  • CNE does not issue refunds or credit for missed trainings. Refunds will be issued for cancellations made 24 hours or more before the start of the training.
  • We will not be providing a video recording of this training. However, participants will receive a copy of the trainer’s presentation and other relevant resources.
American Sign Language interpreters or other communication access accommodations are available upon request. Please submit any accommodations requests to Andrew Robinson, Program Manager, 434-951-9042 or
Topic Finance
When Friday, May 21, 2021 9:00AM - 11:00AM (EST)
Where Online
Trainer Elizabeth Turrisi
Member Fee $50.00
Non-Member Fee $85.00