Event posted by: NGO Management School Switzerland
Using financial skills to maximise organisational and programme impact
Registration and course fees*
Registration and payment deadline: 25 November 2013. Early bird fee available for payments until 2 October 2013.
Early bird fee/ Full fee:
Above fees are in Swiss francs (CHF) and include tuition, training materials and handouts, lunch and coffee breaks, and a course certificate.
*This course is subsidised with CHF 750 by the Chèque Annuel de Formation (CAF), available for individuals living and paying their taxes in and around the canton of Geneva (course no. 2920). CAF students benefit from the Early bird fee at any time of the course registration. More info here.
10% discount for returning students (within 12 months since the last course) or additional course participants from same organisation.
Click here to download the course leaflet (PDF format).
The five-day course Essentials of financial management and communication with personal coaching is aimed at equipping NGO directors, managers, programme staff, fundraisers and other non-finance people. Whether working in a head office or internationally, it provides the knowledge and skills to effectively and efficiently manage financial resources.
Participants will learn the basics of financial management within a non-profit setting, including planning and monitoring budgets, using financial information to make the most of their resources, strategic financial management, and managing finance effectively to maximise organisational and programme impact. The course also shows how to achieve strong financial communication with management committee members, donors, partners and other stakeholders to optimise your work.
In this innovative workshop participants will learn to confidently use the skills which provide a working knowledge of finance and financial management. Participants will be asked to bring their project documentation from their organisation to work with during the course.
The morning sessions use a balance of short 'inputs', discussions, group work and individual activities, to give an overview of each day's topics.
The afternoon sessions help participants to adapt each day's topics for their own and their partner organisations, with the coaching services of the course facilitator.
The course is not only about learning financial skills but about planning how to use them in a work situation, helping organisations to obtain immediate benefit from the learning.
Who should attend
It is for anyone needing to communicate financial information, and/or structure their organisation to make sure this happens. It would be particularly appropriate for
How you and your organisation will benefit - Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Communicate clearly about financial topics using practical skills.
Day 1 Welcome
The afternoon sessions are kept flexible so that participants can bring their own material to work on with coaching support from the course facilitator.
This course is for anyone needing to communicate financial information, and/or structure their organisation to make sure this happens. It would be particularly appropriate for finance staff, programme staff, managers and heads of organisations, and fundraisers – whether working nationally or internationally. It will be helpful for those who recognise their need to communicate more effectively about finance, and those wanting an insight into how finance people communicate.