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Nonprofit Financial Stewardship: Concepts and Techniques for Strategic Management (Online)

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Program Director: James Brockman
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Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Nonprofit Leadership Executive Certificate series.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.

Sound financial management is critical to the long-term health of any nonprofit organization.

The challenge for nonprofit executives, though, is to strike a balance between creating public value and managing the bottom line. Senior executives leading nonprofits need the ability to read financial reports accurately, ask the right questions of their financial officers and make strategic management decisions based on a solid understanding of the general business principles that apply to all organizations.

Understanding Nonprofit Finances

Nonprofit Financial Stewardship: Concepts and Techniques for Strategic Management is a four-week online program designed to help managers in nonprofit organizations understand the tools, techniques and concepts of good financial management. This nonprofit financial stewardship executive program represents a unique learning opportunity for nonprofit and nongovernmental organization managers to interact with Professor James P. Honan of Harvard Kennedy School as well as with colleagues around the world.

Online Learning

Learn more about the online learning experience at Harvard Kennedy School. These online programs are designed for nonprofit and NGO managers across the globe and offer highly interactive, live sessions.

Nonprofit Financial Stewardship focuses on four topics:

  • Mission, money and impact
  • Understanding financial statements
  • Tools, frameworks and concepts in financial management
  • Budgeting and resource allocation