Webinars and Workshops
NFF Webinar Curriculum
Nonprofit Financial Management Webinars
Core webinar content to address common questions and concerns about nonprofit finance
NFF’s webinars provide practical financial management knowledge for nonprofit leaders, delivered in engaging and accessible ways. Explore the full curriculum, including downloadable PPT slides, here. You can follow the series in order for a curriculum that builds from one subject to the next or pick and choose among topics that best address your organization’s needs.
Managing In and Beyond COVID-19
Guidance to help you navigate uncertainty while planning for the future
2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey: Webinar Discussion Series
In this four-part webinar series, NFF staff and survey partners take a deeper dive into the national results of the Survey.
- Part 1: High-level findings (click here for slides), including a current financial picture of US nonprofits and an overview of how nonprofit leaders responded to COVID-19 and promoted racial equity (recorded June 9, 2022)
- Part 2: Experiences of BIPOC-led organizations (click here for slides), taking a closer look at racial equity in the sector, including the experiences of BIPOC-led versus white-led organizations (recorded June 22, 2022)
- Part 3: What funders can do (click here for slides), including how nonprofit leaders can advocate for what they need from funders (recorded September 22, 2022)
- Part 4: What funders should know (click here for slides), with insights from Shaady Salehi, Executive Director of Trust-Based Philanthropy Project (recorded September 28, 2022)
Adapting to an Outcomes-Based World
NFF discusses how the movement toward outcomes affects nonprofit service providers and the types of resources that are needed to make the transition.
Those that work in the social sector—from nonprofits, to philanthropy, to government— know that the goal is to make a positive long-term impact in communities. But that work is sometimes hampered by a funding system oriented around counting outputs (i.e., the number of services provided) rather than valuing outcomes (i.e., meaningful changes for those served by a program). Recently, the chorus of voices challenging this status quo has grown, asking what it would take to shift this thinking and design our systems around outcomes.
This 60-minute webinar poses key questions for management to consider, provides examples of necessary investments, and wraps with a discussion of upfront vs. ongoing costs and how each type can be incorporated into the annual budget.
(Recorded December 5, 2017)
Advancing Health Care and Community-Based Organization Partnerships to Address Social Determinants: Lessons from the Field
Exploring promising strategies for creating partnerships that address social determinants of health.
With the recognition that social factors contribute significantly to poor health outcomes and unnecessary spending, particularly among low-income individuals, healthcare and community-based organizations (CBOs) across the country are increasingly entering into partnerships designed to address the social determinants of health. These partnerships are bringing together health systems and CBOs in new ways, building on complementary skills and expertise.
This webinar will explore promising strategies for creating and sustaining healthcare and CBO partnerships that address social determinants of health. It will include a panel discussion featuring representatives from three unique healthcare-community partnerships: Project Access NOW (Portland, Oregon), Hunger Free Colorado, and 2-1-1 San Diego’s Community Information Exchange. The webinar is made possible through support from Kaiser Permanente Community Health, and co-hosted by NFF and the Center for Health Care Strategies.
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(Recorded August 17, 2018)
Financial Health and Social Good: Steering Nonprofits through Uncharted Waters
NFF recorded two webinars to help assess nonprofit organizations’ financial health, risk tolerance, and overall adaptability.
The first webinar explores concrete steps that nonprofit leaders and board members can take to ensure clear decision-making, such as: how to foster constructive discussion; gauge their organization’s financial health, adaptability, and risk tolerance; assess risks and opportunities; develop scenarios and corresponding action plans; and take short-term actions that don’t endanger long-term stability.
The second webinar covers how funders can support adaptability in their grantees, the role of managing risk in grantee organizations and in funding, and the critical need for funders to recognize the funder-grantee power dynamic and nurture open dialogue.
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Healthy Outcomes Learning Network Convenings
Panel discussions from the Healthy Outcomes Initiative with insights about partnerships and integration between community-based human services organizations and health systems.
Learning Network Convenings:
- Context and Partnership Landscape (December 2016), with Kristin Giantris of NFF, and Michael Shaw of The Kresge Foundation
- Choosing A Partner (March 2017), featuring Project Nightingale partners: Jen Lewis and Jenny Symons of Sonoma County Health Department, and Daniel Schurman of St. Joseph Hospital
- Infrastructure, Culture, and Mission Alignment (July 2017), with Paul Castro and Todd Sosna of Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles, and featuring the report Working Together Toward Better Health Outcomes
- Key Capacities for Partnership (October 2017), featuring Angela Bovill and Tim Johnstone of Ascentria, and Jeremy Moore of Spectrum Health; NFF also presented two free tools, the Nonprofit Readiness for Health Partnership, and the Partnership Assessment Tool for Health
- Partnership and a Pay for Success model (February 2018), with Stephanie Mercier of Corporation for Supportive Housing and Dave Sharar of Chestnut Health Systems on early stage efforts to employ Pay for Success models to improve the health outcomes among homeless populations in McLean County
- Addressing Social Determinants of Health (May 2018), featuring Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota and the California Food is Medicine Coalition, both of whom are negotiating contracts with state programs
Experts guide nonprofit and funder leaders and their teams through how management decisions and capital structure affect an organization's mission and finances. Check back often for workshops coming to a city near you.