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Basics Of Finance And Fun

Are you ready to put the “fun” in finance? Yes, I realize that phrase doesn’t quite make sense. For most people, finances don’t make sense either. However, in the newest Organizational Best Practices: Basics of Finance eLearning course, we hope to change that. Financial jargon can be confusing and overwhelming. This course aims to simplify common concepts and terms such as: fund accounting, transparency, FASB restrictions, and fiduciary responsibility.

Additionally, you’ll learn common tasks and processes such as: reconciling, segmenting, filing tax forms, and auditing. If you’re thinking, where is the “fun” in that? Don’t worry. We’ve sprinkled some fun facts and Community poll questions in the course to help. Learn what fellow nonprofit organizations are saying about their level of financial understanding and their level of communication between development and finance offices.

Put the “fun” in finance and sign up today!
 
Posted by Emily Steinbauer on Sep 25, 2018 2:29 PM America/New_York

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I may check out that class. 
FYI: I clicked the link to the course and it brought me to the specific BB Training page (great!). Unfortunately, I had to open a new browser window to make it back here. Can you set up the link to open in a new window instead?
  • Posted Wed 26 Sep 2018 09:55 AM EDT
Hey Jennifer Warner‍! Got that change done for you with the link opening in the new window. I'll make a note for our bloggers to ensure their links are opening in new windows! Thanks for letting us know.
  • Posted Wed 26 Sep 2018 10:56 AM EDT
Really interesting course - thank you for bringing this to my attention.
  • Posted Mon 01 Oct 2018 08:38 AM EDT
I am interested in this class because I am always looking to pick up new things but I receive the following error message when clicking on the link...
"This training item is currently unavailable to you. Please select alternative training, or complete prior requirements before requesting this training."
  • Posted Mon 01 Oct 2018 02:31 PM EDT
Thank you for this Emily. The relationship between the Development Office and the Finance Office is so important. So as much information I can learn for my office, I know will be very helpful in our communications with the Finance Office.
  • Posted Mon 22 Oct 2018 05:01 PM EDT