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Financial Series 2016 | Session 1 - Understanding the Full Cost of Programming (South Bay)

Thursday, March 10, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm PST
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Lily Conference Room | 2121 Sand Hill Rd Menlo Park, CA
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This program (Session 1 only of the South Bay series) has been cancelled.  If you would like to register for Session 1 in San Francisco, you can do so here.  

In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how the full costs of program delivery are calculated and the importance of funding full costs from a grantmaking perspective. Topics covered in this session will include the following: 

  • An overview of the “nonprofit starvation cycle” and how funding full costs supports the long-term sustainability of grantee organizations
  • Understanding the mechanics behind full cost calculations, including different types of cost allocation methodologies and systems for ensure the appropriate substantiation of cost allocations
  • Identifying indirect costs on a program budget

About FMA

Since their founding in 1999, FMA’s primary mission has been to empower not-for-profit organizations with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully serve their constituents and fulfill their missions. FMA provides capacity-building technical assistance, including organizational consultation and training, using an approach tailored to individual organizations and their specific needs. FMA serves nonprofit organizations, empowering them to effectively manage their resources and position themselves for stable, long-term growth.


Hilda H. Polanco is the  founder and CEO of FMA. She has led FMA to become the go-to capacity builder foundation and nonprofit leaders seek to address nonprofit financial management issues.

A nationally recognized and sought after leader in the field, Hilda serves the sector in many ways. Since its inception, Hilda serves on the selection committee of the New York Nonprofit Excellence Awards, established by the New York Times and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee. Hilda also is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Department of Health Policy and Management, as well as on faculty with the Donor’s Forum of Chicago. (See Full Bio)

Target Audience

Program Officers involved in making programmatic grants.

These workshops are open to all NCG Members.

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How to Register

You must be logged in to register for this program.  If you are a non NCG member looking to attend and do not have a login, please create an account on the login page, and note that you are looking to attend this Financial Workshop.  Email with any questions.


This workshop has a $35 fee for members, and $50 fee for non-members.

Full Series Cost

This workshop is part of a 4-part series. The second session focuses on working with organizations without audits, the third focuses on strategic financial management, and the fourth on developing multi-year budgets

If you would like to attend the full South Bay series, and are a member of NCG, you can receive a discount of one workshop. All four workshops bundled cost $105. To register, please to choose the series registration on the drop down menu on this page. It should say “all South Bay sessions” and is the second choice in the drop down menu above.