Nonprofit Accounting Bootcamp — Four (4) Part Series

COST: [CNL members: No Charge // Non-Members: $225]
Organizer: Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Posted by:Brew

Facilitator:  Anne Freiermuth, CPA

Understanding the unique accounting principles and requirements that apply to nonprofits is critical for your mission to succeed.  This four module seminar series will introduce students to the basic accounting concepts relevant to nonprofit organizations.  Participants will be exposed to foundational accounting principles and their practical applications.  This will include understanding cash vs. accrual basis, the matching principle, fund accounting, functional allocations, and how to read and prepare financial statements.


  1. Series participants will be introduced to fundamental accounting rules (generally accepted accounting principles) and financial reports of nonprofit organizations.
  2. Series participants will analyze which transactions get recorded in the accounting system and how.
  3. Series participants will be able to recognize allocation methodologies and how they impact financial statements and external oversight.
  4. Series participants will be able to record common accounting transactions.


Module I: Introduction and Contributions Accounting

Wednesday, Apr. 10 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Module II: Internal Controls, Fixed Assets, Reading Financials, Allocating Expenses

Thursday, Apr. 11 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Module III: Putting it all Together: Case Study Year One

Wednesday, Apr. 17 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Module IV: Putting It All Together: Case Study Year Two

Thursday, Apr. 18| 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

LEVEL: Intro/Intermediate

TARGET AUDIENCE: Executive directors & CEOs, CFO’s, finance staff, Board treasurers and finance committees

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