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Financial Sustainability Essentials – How to Build a Financing Strategy
Attending the FM2 is arguably the best decision I have taken this year. As a Programme Manager, it has changed my approach to programme planning and implementation to include financial sustainability practices.
|Course Title:||Financial Sustainability Essentials – How to Build a Financing Strategy|
Non-finance managers, finance managers and Board members of local NGOs; programme managers of INGOs.
|Fee basis||Non-residential: fee excludes accommodation|
The purpose of the course is to build the confidence and skills of NGO managers to improve the financial sustainability of their, or partner, organisations by:
- assessing and managing critical financial risks and
- developing a financing strategy and associated policies.
This course is aimed at managers of small to medium-sized NGOs and those responsible for strategic financial management, including Board members.
It is also suitable for international NGO programme managers who advise local partners on how to plan for financial sustainability.
Previous financial management experience or training is not a requirement for this course although it is advantageous to complete the FM1 course first if you are completely new to financial management.
We recommend that you read this course outline carefully to make sure the content is relevant and meets your learning requirements. If you are not sure if this course is for you, please contact us.
The final balance of course content will be decided by those attending the course, according to their interests and training needs.
The core components of the course include:
- What makes a financially sustainable NGO and how we measure it
- Financial risk analysis – tools and techniques
- What a financing strategy looks like
- The problem with donor dependency – and some alternative financing options
- How to finance central support (‘core’) costs
- How to build and manage reserve funds
- Managing key stakeholder relationships.
Also see the Programme Guide.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
The Mango training approach is highly practical, participatory and often fun!
We focus on real issues and help participants to use the tools covered, rather than just discuss them. We work especially hard to de-mystify financial concepts to overcome the fear of finance.
“Mango training really does take the fear out of finance!”
We train in small groups to meet the needs of individual participants and use a variety of learning methods to stimulate interest and meet different learning styles. Participatory techniques include interactive presentations, practical problem-solving activities, case studies and quizzes.
Courses are supported by extensive materials for participants to take away and apply after the course, including a detailed course manual. We also offer a free follow-up service by email or phone to all Mango trainees.
How to Book
All courses can be booked online or by completing a booking form and sending it to the training team. Full terms and conditions are also available on our website, as well as the latest calendar, current availability and course fees.
You are also welcome to telephone us with enquiries on +44 (0)1865 423818.
The course fee covers: tuition, all course materials including a course handbook and workbook; complementary Mango pen, ‘jargon ball’ and calculator; lunch and refreshments during the course; and a course certificate.
The course fee does not include the cost of overnight accommodation or travel to and from the training venue.
|Day 1||Assessment Tools: Where are we now?|
|Introductions and overview||
|Day 2||Decisions and Targets: Where are we going and how do we get there?|
|Other key policies||
Summary and action planning