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The Skills to Pay the Bills: An Evaluation of an Effort to Help Nonprofits Manage Their Finances

Published: February 2015, 94 pages

Author(s): Karen Walker, Jean Grossman, Kristine Andrews, Nicholas Carrington and Angela Rojas

Publishing Organization: MDRC, Child Trends

Final study of a Wallace-funded initiative to build the financial management capabilities of 26 afterschool program providers in Chicago. Two models for this professional development were provided and each produced long-lasting improvements.
Moreover, organizations receiving the less-expensive group training and coaching improved almost as much as those receiving more intensive customized coaching.”
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