Course Detail: Budgeting and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations

About This Course

This workshop will introduce important concepts in budgeting and financial management specific to nonprofit organizations. It is designed to help non-financial employees of nonprofit organizations better understand budgeting for grants and general operations, how to read and interpret the financial statements of nonprofit organizations, the audit process, and tax issues related to nonprofit operations.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

The following topics will be covered in this course:

  • The purpose and meaning of the various schedules and notes included in the financial statements
  • Interpretation of the results presented in the financial statements
  • The audit process, how and why it is necessary, and when required
  • Allocation of expenses to grants
  • Budgeting with multiple grants
  • Potential tax obligations of a nonprofit organization


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Cary Christian

P. Cary Christian received his Ph.D. in public affairs with a specialization in public finance from Florida International University in December 2010. He also holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a specialization in accounting from Concord University. His research primarily focuses on tax evasion, trade-based money laundering, terrorist financing and artificial intelligence use in compliance enforcement efforts. Christian has research appearing in the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management; the eJournal of Tax Research; the Journal of Public Affairs Education; the Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance; and in an edited book on information technology in the public sector. He has been the principal investigator in a number of applied research projects for governmental entities in the areas of sales tax enforcement, phantomware and zapper utilization in tax evasion, and digital forensics utilization by government. Christian is on the board of directors for a local nonprofit organization, is the chairman of the Statesboro Works Commission, and is on the advisory board of G2Lytics, LLC, a firm based in Nashville, Tennessee specializing in AI-based compliance enforcement solutions for federal, state and local governments.


Cost: $199 per person

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