Friday, March 4, 2011

3 trainings for Non-Profits from Valley Non-Profit Resources

From Valley Nonprofit Resources (VNR)...

VNR has scheduled three educational workshops:

* Show Me The Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxes will be held on Tuesday April 5, 2011 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in Reseda. This free workshop will help nonprofit leaders build their public policy understanding and advocacy skills. California’s state and local budget crises and how to deal with them; helping organizations thoughtfully consider and participate in policy solutions; and the critical role of public funding and taxes for the nonprofit sector.

* Investment and Money Management Basics for Nonprofits will be held on Thursday April 14, 2011 from 10:00am - 12:00 noon in Burbank. This free workshop will provide an overview of financial management options available to nonprofits and give tips on how to be a good steward of an organization's funds. Topics covered will include: basic definitions of money management terms, ways to accept and manage organizational donations, how to classify cash reserves and strategic investment portfolio management. The workshop will feature Darya Allen-Attar of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

* Nonprofit Finance and Accounting for Non-Accountants will be held in Sherman Oaks on Thursday May 12, 2011 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. This lunch and learn workshop is co-sponsored by SingerLewak and will provide an overview of nonprofit accounting basics. It will provide tips for how dealing with accounting tasks such as reading and understanding financial statements, effective ways to communicate with a book keeper or CPA, and some basics of financial planning. The workshop will feature SingerLewak partner Sally J. Aubury and other SingerLewak professional staff. Cost of the workshop is $20 including lunch.

All three workshops are part of VNR's Financial Management for Nonprofits Suite. For more information and to register please call 818/990-0176 or email

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