Financial Leadership in Practice (FLIP)

Are you looking for a financially sustainable strategy and related systems to thrive in a post-COVID world?

Do you want to more deeply engage your team in the budgeting process and financial decision-making?

Would your stakeholders benefit from clearly presented financial data?

If so, then build your financial leadership with FLIP.

Join CNE for an innovative, interactive program that helps leadership use financial systems as an asset for planning strategically and targeting feedback on an organization’s effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability in creating positive change in our communities. This is what we call Financial Leadership.

In this course participants will:

  • Learn to tie the financial, programmatic, operational, and leadership efforts of the organization together to develop a richer understanding of the organization’s impact to strengthen how financial information is used to support mission-focused decision-making.
  • Review strategies that ensure that organizational leaders account for and allocate resources to effectively fulfill mission today while also reinforcing sustainability moving forward.
  • Work with their leadership team and other peers to develop strategies for implementing change, to strengthen the financial systems, processes, and communications that support organizational success.
  • Develop a Financial Leadership Action Plan throughout the seminar, leaving with clear action items and/or next steps to take within the organization(s) they represent

FLIP brings leadership teams together to learn and develop strategies that strengthen the link between the financial process and community impact. Over the course of a 2-day workshop, three 2-hour tutorials, individual organizational coaching, and follow-up group support sessions leadership teams explore frameworks, tools, and plans that foster stronger conversations among board and staff.

Register by Monday, May 31 to get 25% off!


This two-day workshop covers the core elements of financial leadership as it pertains to strategy and programming, including both theoretical and practical elements.

  • Dates & Times: July 16 & 30, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (each day)

Group Coaching

Three 2-hour tutorials allow participants the opportunity to engage more deeply with the concepts and tools presented during the 2-day workshop.

  • Dates & Times: August 27, September 24, and October 29, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (each day)

This in-depth program is for leadership teams of at least 2 individuals (board members, executive directors, senior finance, and program leadership).

Please contact Program Manager Andrew Robinson for more information. 

Register by Monday, May 31 to get 25% off!

Members: $630 $472.50

Non-Members: $1,000 $750

If you are interested in learning more about the additional benefits of CNE membership, contact Senior Membership Manager, Raquel Suarez.

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 Strategy
When Friday, July 16, 2021 9:00AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
Where Online
Trainer David Deaton, Deaton Group LLC
Member Fee $472.50
Non-Member Fee $750.00