|Yes||Charter and Work Plan for Board Finance Committee||Audit Readiness||Guidance|
State-by-state list of nonprofit audit requirements and thresholds, along with applicable statutes
|Yes||VIDEO: Understanding Audited Financial Statements||Data and Analysis||Video|
A video guide explaining the components of nonprofit audited financial statements and key indicators of financial health and performance.
|Video||No||VIDEO: Understanding Audited Financial Statements||Yes|
|Yes||How to Talk About Finances So Non-Financial Folks Will Listen||Operations||Guidance|
Article about how to engage non-financial program and executive staff members in financial planning and monitoring.
|Article||No||How to Talk About Finances So Non-Financial Folks Will Listen||Yes|
|Yes||Operating Reserve Policy Toolkit for Nonprofit Organizations||Governance and Strategy||Tool|
Overview of concepts and strategies for developing financial reserves, including a discussion of types of reserves, tips on developing and managing reserves, and sample policies and worksheets.
|Tool||No||Operating Reserve Policy Toolkit for Nonprofit Organizations||No|
|Yes||Article: The Key to Long Term Financial Health: (LUNA)||Data and Analysis||Download Article|
This article discusses the importance of liquid reserves to an organization's financial health and sustainability.
|Article||No||The Key to Long Term Financial Health: Liquid Unrestricted Net Assets (LUNA)||No|
|Yes||Models and Components of a Great Nonprofit Dashboard||View Article|
This article presents guidelines, strategies and examples of effective nonprofit management "dashboard" reporting.
|Article||No||Models and Components of a Great Nonprofit Dashboard||Yes|
|Yes||When Looking at Financials, Don't Do What Seems Most Obvious||View the Article|
This article discusses the importance of examining a nonprofit's unrestricted operating results to help measure the organization's financial performance over time.
|Article||No||When Looking at Financials, Don't Do What Seems Most Obvious||Yes|
|Yes||Nonprofit Chief Financial Officer Resource Center||Operations||Sample|
Resource center for nonprofit CFOs including articles for new and prospective CFOs, articles for organizations hiring CFOs, and sample CFO and Controller job descriptions.
|Article||No||Nonprofit Chief Financial Officer Resource Center||Yes|
|Yes||Internal Controls Checklist||Cash Flow||Tool|
This resource outlines 58 items critical to effective internal controls, including areas such as cash management, payroll, fixed assets, and financial statements.
|Tool||No||Internal Controls Checklist||No|
|Yes||An Executive Director's Guide to Financial Leadership||Governance and Strategy||Article|
Article outlining eight key business principles for guiding the financial leadership practices of nonprofit chief executives.
|Article||No||An Executive Director's Guide to Financial Leadership||Yes|
|Yes||Ten Nonprofit Funding Models||Governance and Strategy||Article|
This article proposes a lexicon of 10 nonprofit business models that describe the range of funding strategies available, and argues that leaders should understand and work within their particular funding model in
order to maximize financial sustainability.
|Article||No||Ten Nonprofit Funding Models||Yes|
|Yes||VIDEO: An Introduction to StrongNonprofits.org||Operations||Video|
A video overview of the StrongNonprofits.org's architecture with highlights of key tools.
|Video||No||VIDEO: An Introduction to StrongNonprofits.org||Yes|
|Yes||VIDEO: Helping Nonprofits “Own the Numbers||Operations||Video|
Watch as Maria Pesquiera, President and CEO of Mujeres Latinas en Acción, discusses the need for nonprofit leaders to “own the numbers,” and FMA Founder and Managing Director Hilda Polanco explains how StrongNonprofits.org can help.
|Video||No||VIDEO: Helping Nonprofits “Own the Numbers||Yes|
|Yes||What If? The Art of Scenario Thinking for Nonprofits||Budgeting||Download|
This downloadable book outlines an approach to scenario thinking and planning for nonprofit organizations, including a definition of scenario thinking, examples of scenario thinking in practice and stories and lessons from the field.
|Guide||No||What If? The Art of Scenario Thinking for Nonprofits||No|
|Yes||Business Planning for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters||Governance and Strategy||Guidance|
Overview of nonprofit business/strategic planning and how to use a plan internally and externally.
|Guide||No||Business Planning for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters||Yes|
|Yes||Business Plans for Nonprofits and Social Enterprise||Governance and Strategy||Guidance|
Outline of the sections in a nonprofit business plan for social enterprise or earned income ventures.
|Guide||No||Business Plans for Nonprofits and Social Enterprise||Yes|
|Yes||Funding Opportunity Assessment Tool||Governance and Strategy||Tool|
Questionnaire to help nonprofit managers and their teams decide whether it’s wise to take on a new funding or contract opportunity.
|Tool||No||Funding Opportunity Assessment Tool||Yes|
|Yes||The Matrix Map: A Powerful Tool for Mission-Focused Nonprofits||Governance and Strategy||The Matrix Map|
This article describes the “Matrix Map” approach to understanding the financial as well as mission-related impact of a nonprofit’s programs and activities.
Describes how to create a “matrix map” for your organization and what strategic decisions are implied by programs’ position in the matrix.
|Article||No||The Matrix Map: A Powerful Tool for Mission-Focused Nonprofits||Yes|
|Yes||Cash Flow in the Nonprofit Business Model||Budgeting||Article|
Article describing the implications of different nonprofit revenue and expense models on cash flow, and potential challenges and solutions for cash flow management.
|Article||No||Cash Flow in the Nonprofit Business Model||Yes|
|Yes||Balancing the Mission Checkbook: Depreciate Your Way to a Healthier Nonprofit||Audit Readiness||Tool|
Brief article describing how accounting and fundraising for depreciation can strengthen an organization's financial position.
|Tool||No||Balancing the Mission Checkbook: Depreciate Your Way to a Healthier Nonprofit||Yes|
|No||The Matrix Map: A Powerful Tool for Mission-Focused Nonprofits||Governance and Strategy||The Sustainability Mindset: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions||Article||No||The Sustainability Mindset||Yes|
|No||VIDEO: 5 Step Guide to Budget Development||30-minute webinar|
Begin building your organization’s budget by getting an overview of a strategic and collaborative budget process in our 30-minute webinar
|Video||No||VIDEO: 5 Step Guide to Budget Development||Yes|