Board’s Guide to Money

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Date(s) - December 5, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Fee: $45 with discount code
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Common Good Vermont is delighted to announce Montana Nonprofit Association’s virtual event. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

This course is built for board members that want a foundation in nonprofit finance in order to better serve their mission and fiduciary obligations. Whether you are a first-time board member or seasoned treasurer, this two-part series offers clarity and guidance for how to focus on what matters.

Course Schedule
December 5th | Nonprofit Financial Leadership Overview

This session will enable participants to:

  • Explain nonprofit finance basics to their fellow board members
  • Identify elements of fiscally healthy and unhealthy organizations
  • Recognize board level responsibilities in maintaining a strong financial position

December 12th | Effective Structures for Fiscal Oversight

This session will prepare participants to:

  • Identify primary aims of a strong finance committee
  • Develop better communication methods between staff, finance committee members, and the general board
  • Recognize how to provide the right level of information for boards to feel confident in navigating financial conversations

This training aligns with MNA’s beliefs that high performing boards operate at a high level, that financial health and stability can enhance mission impact, and with a preference towards full cost accounting systems. All sessions will be recorded and available for registered attendees to access, along with all session resources, for six months after the event.

Registration Instruction: When registering, please select the ticket options for MNA Members (Individual – MNA Member: $45.00 || Whole Org – MNA Member: $75.00).

Presenter: Adam Jespersen

Adam joined the Montana Nonprofit Association in 2019 as its first Director of Innovation after more than a decade of progressive experience in nonprofit management, leadership, fundraising, and grant writing. Raised in rural Montana, Adam received his bachelor’s degree from Carroll College and his master’s in business administration from the University of Montana. Trained and experienced in Lean management and person-centered design, Adam is passionate about helping people, teams, and organizations across Montana find their stride in being more effective and impactful and has been recognized for his ability to dive headlong into finding solutions and for his cooperative and thoughtful leadership approach. Adam lives in Helena with his wife and two daughters and enjoys hiking, skiing, and all that Montana has to offer.