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Financial management for effective and sustainable programmes (10 days)
- Essential skills: programme budgeting, project accounting, analysing financial reports and robust internal control
- A financing strategy toolkit: risk assessment and mitigation, income diversification options, building reserves and stakeholder management
- Keeping your donors happy: how to get the most out of grant funding and manage good relations with donors
- Anti-bribery policies and practice.
Course code: ST3
This intensive course will equip you with the skills you need to get the most out of your NGO's money, to achieve goals now and in the future. It is ideal for NGO managers, both programmes and finance, who need to quickly get to grips with operational and strategic financial management.
|Course costs||Early booking|
|Individuals, and non-profit organisations with less than £1m income||3,125||3,570|
|Non-profit organisations more than £1m income||3,570||4,125|
Who should attend
This course is especially suitable for:
- Senior (non-finance) managers such as Directors and Chief Executives, of small to medium-sized NGOs who want to plan for a financially secure future and manage their money to achieve more
- Finance staff of small to medium-sized interested in applying their skills and knowledge to implement appropriate finance systems and broaden their knowledge on strategic financial management issues.
- Programme managers in international NGOs who want to advise and support local NGO partners to manage their money well
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.
This 10 day course has three main themes:
|Key skills for good financial management practice||
The course starts with an overview of frameworks for good financial management and accountability. It takes a practical look at the ‘Building Blocks’ of financial management – financial planning, keeping accounts, internal controls and financial reporting & monitoring.
This part of the course includes an optional session on field accounting for those with limited experience in this area or a look at some typical accounting challenges for those with more advanced experience
|Managing for financial sustainability||
This section looks at the more strategic aspects of financial management including risk assessment and scenario planning; building financing strategies and managing reserves
|Effective grant management||
Throughout the course, we address the challenges of grant management and how to keep our donors happy
On the final day, we will reflect together on the practical tools and key messages explored during the two weeks and look at how you plan to integrate ideas into your own work. The course closes at lunch time on day 10 with a final evaluation and feedback session.
There are no up-and-coming courses in the open training programme.