Knowledge, Skills and Strategies
Financial Management for Non-Finance Executives (3 days)How to manage financial resources effectively and efficiently
Courses in 2011
23 - 25 May, Geneva. Early bird fee available until 23 March, registration and payment deadline: 23 April.
Course fee and registration:
Early bird fee/full fee (in Swiss Francs, more information):
- Non-OECD: CHF 870/1020
- OECD: CHF 1170/1320
To register, please fill in this form and send it to us by email. For further enquiries, please contact us.
This course is aimed at equipping NGO leaders, managers, and board members with the knowledge and skills to effectively and efficiently manage the financial resources of an NGO towards sufficiency.
To reach this aim, participants learn the basics of financial management concerning accounting principles, how to best monitor revenue and expenses, how to analyze and interpret budgets, financial statements and reports, what are financial causes and effects that make an NGO successful or failing, how to define strategies and make decisions concerning resource generation and investments, and how to prepare financial planning and budgeting.
NGOs operate on limited resources - finances, staff and time - to conclude projects and programs successfully. To cope with the limited resources, the participants of this course acquire basic knowledge on financial management and learn to utilize a number of key decision-making tools. This course aims at enhancing the participants' knowledge and sharpening their skills so that they are able to take action confidently and at the right time in order to to manage resources efficiently in the present and sufficiently for the future.
Click here to download the course leaflet (PDF format).
This course is also available as in-house course for individual organisations. When conducted as an in-house course, we recommend to adapt the course content to the specific requirements of the organisation concerned for maximum results.
Who should attend
The course will benefit leaders and managers who are responsible for or participate in the formulation of the financial strategy and budget of their organization, and managers who are responsible for the implementation of strategies and annual plans. Participants should have basic experience in managing finances of an organization. This course is designed for:
On this course, participants will be able to:
As a participant, you can obtain an individual consultation from the trainer during the course on how to further develop a project of your own, or on another subject of your choice.
If there are no management courses for NGOs in your country yet, please read about our partnership approach, the benefits for partner organisations and three simple steps to organize the training courses for NGOs in your community.