SERIES: Executive Director Fiduciary Excellence

Five-week course empowers executive directors with nonprofit financial best practices to enhance their contributions effectively. Join our comprehensive five-week course tailored for executive directors, equipping them with vital nonprofit financial strategies. Delve into core roles, money management with boards and staff, financial reports, fraud prevention, and more. Includes 1:1 advisory sessions, light weekly homework, and abundant written resources.   Week 1: Core roles and duties - 04/03/2024 Explore essential topics for executive directors and financial staff, covering roles, legal requirements, fraud prevention, liability, and more, ensuring a solid foundation for effective nonprofit management. Week 2: Money and Your Relationship with Board and Staff – getting it right - 04/10/2024 Discover strategies for cultivating strong relationships between executive directors, staff, and boards to ensure effective financial management. Delve into budgeting, reporting, accountability, and fostering engagement for optimal organizational performance. Week 3: Financial Reports - 04/17/2024 Explore the significance of financial reports in nonprofit management during Week 3. Learn why they are essential, who receives them, and how to interpret key documents like balance sheets and profit and loss statements. Discover effective dashboard strategies to engage board members and staff in meaningful financial discussions. Week 4: Fraud prevention, audits; separation of duties […]

Funder Focus: The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Funding Program

Funder Focus Series w/ Susannah ErlerFunder FocusSign up to learn about The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Funding Programs: Thrive, Elevate and Nexus. These programs support the arts and prioritize equity through a combination of seed funding, broad sector support, and targeted investment. We will be joined by members of the COA Economic Development Department’s Cultural Funding team. Be sure to bring your questions to share during the audience Q & A segment.Funder Focus Host:Susannah Erler, Director, Greater Good StrategiesSusannah Erler started in a public radio career (including being Director of a National Public Radio affiliate) which later morphed into her current calling to support nonprofits. She earned her master's degree in Business with an Arts Administration (Nonprofit) specialization, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and is a Mission Capital Certified Interim Executive Director (ED). Susannah grew up in Austin (but ask her about some of the other places she has lived too) and helps nonprofits in her role as Director of Greater Good Strategies.