Join Nonprofit Finance Fund, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and other nonprofit leaders for a webinar "Watch Party" series on key financial management concepts. Covering everything from cash flow planning to financial storytelling, this ten-part series is meant to give nonprofit arts leaders a comprehensive understanding of the techniques they need to run effective organizations for the long haul.


Each session will be a Watch Party where nonprofit leaders will come together virtually, watch the webinar together, and have the opportunity to ask NFF and NJSCA staff members questions following the session. Each session will be approximately 90 minutes, and will be held from November 15, 2023 through June 12, 2024.


We'll be opening up sign-ups for each session approximately one month in advance. Watch Party materials will be provided upon registration. Mark the below dates on your calendars and keep an eye out for registration links as they are sent out. Join us for the full series, or drop into the sessions most relevant for you and your organization!

November 15, 2023 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Financial Planning Part 1

In order to plan effectively, nonprofit leaders must understand how their organization’s past income and expense dynamics influence its present and future finance picture. In Part 1, NFF will cover how to read income and profit/loss statements as well as how to assess an organization’s revenue and expense picture. Participants will learn key terms for forecasting revenue and expenses and best practices for budgeting for restricted revenue and one-time or episodic revenue and expenses.


November 29, 2023 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Financial Planning Part 2

Participants will examine assets, liabilities, and net assets to better understand how each of these can influence key budgeting goals. NFF will review the components of a balance sheet (both audited and unaudited), help participants assess the liquidity of their organizations, and outline key budget practices for determining your nonprofit’s long-term needs. 


Save the dates for future watch parties!

Registration and more info coming soon.

December 13, 2023 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Cash Flow Planning

January 10, 2024 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Financial Leadership for Boards

February 14, 2024 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Strategic Budgeting and Scenario Planning

March 13, 2024 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Understanding Your Mission/Money Mix

April 10, 2024 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Managing Risks and Opportunities

May 8, 2024 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Understanding Full Cost

May 29, 2024 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Partnerships and Collaborations

June 12, 2024 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Telling Your Financial Story to Different Audiences

If you require accessibility services, please contact Mary Eileen Fouratt at: 609-984-6815 (NJ Relay711) or The deadline to request accessibility services is Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

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The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the NJ Department of State and a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Council was established to encourage and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey. The Council believes the arts are central to every element we value most in a modern society including: human understanding; cultural and civic pride; strong communities; excellent schools; lifelong learning; creative expression; and economic opportunity.

To learn more about the Council, please visit

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