What to Look for in a Nonprofit’s Financial Statement

Thursday, February 25, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am EST
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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This program is a part of a four-part Interpreting Financial Statements Series from our 2016 PNY Core Curriculum:


Missed the session? Watch it here.


Learn how to analyze and evaluate nonprofit financial statements and know what questions to raise for further analysis. Walk through a set of financial statements, focusing on definitions and relationships of numbers. A brief history of GAAP, as it applies to Not-for-Profit organizations, will also be presented. The program will also consider "red flags" and offer some ratio analyses to use when assessing the financial health of an organization.
  • Financial statements with an accountant eminent in the nonprofit sector
  • The basics of reading and interpreting financial statements
  • What's changed since last year within the financial statements
  • How to spot red flags as well as signs of an organization's financial health
  • Ratios and formulas that will help you evaluate and compare nonprofit financials
  • What questions to raise with the grant applicant or grantee
  • A better understanding of which notes to the financials are integral to your assessment of the organization


Designed for

Funders with less than two years of experience in the field – program officers, CEOs and other staff, as well as trustees. It is also recommended for experienced grantmakers seeking a refresher in the basic financial tools of grantmaking.


8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program
Registration is required by February 24th.
*Please indicate if you will be attending via webcast or in-person (option will be listed upon checkout).* 
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)
Non-Member Funders: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org ($150 fee).
Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.