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Financial Series 2016 | Session 2 - So What If You Don’t Have an Audit? (SF)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm PDT
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear Street, Suite 360 San Francisco, CA 94105
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Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of how to assess a nonprofit organization’s financial health when no audited financial statements are available. The session will focus on two key sources of financial information: the IRS Form 990 and internal financial statements prepared by the grantee. Because small- to mid-size nonprofits often use QuickBooks to prepare internal financial statements, the training will include a discussion on the use and limitations of this system.

The following items will be highlighted in the session:

  • Form 990 versus the audit: what are the differences in information provided in these two documents?
  • Key internal financial statements an organization should be producing, including a discussion of how QuickBooks should be configured to facilitate optimal reporting for nonprofit organizations
  • Understanding liquidity, operating results, and availability of reserves using data available on the Form 990 and internal financial statements

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.


Rebecca Coker, MPA
Lead Consultant, West Coast

Rebecca brings experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors to her work with FMA clients. She is lead consultant for FMA’s West Coast region and business process re-engineering services practice, developing new and innovative ways to assist nonprofits in realizing and implementing efficiencies in their everyday processes and integrating Change Management techniques into FMA’s work. Her other areas of expertise include business planning, fiscal infrastructure assessments, technology consulting, and development of policies and procedures. With six years of experience at FMA, Rebecca has worked with diverse nonprofit and philanthropic clients of all sizes, including: Tipping Point Community, The Wallace Foundation, UJA Federation of NY, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Save the Children. Rebecca is also the lead trainer for a partnership with the City and County of San Francisco. (See Full Bio)

Target Audience

Program Officers working with grantees that do not undergo an annual audit.

These workshops are free and open to all NCG Members.

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