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Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Presentation at 7:30 a.m., Networking at 9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Communicating Finances to Non-Finance People

Lesley Bennett, CFO Consultant, CFO Selections 

Relevant financial information is vital for program staff and other stakeholders to support them in meeting your organization’s mission. Communicating this information to non-finance audiences can be a challenge, however. How can you tell the story of your organization’s finances in a way that is both understandable and approachable? How do you identify the metrics to share? What format should it take? This session will address all of these questions and give participants ideas of how to communicate financial information effectively.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify financial information most relevant to different groups of stakeholders 
  • Learn to tell the story of your organization's finances 
  • How to develop effective and user-friendly tools 

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Financial Oversight

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Human Resources & Operations and Financial Oversight. For additional resources in this category, visit: Financial Oversight

About the Presenter

Lesley Bennett, CFO Consultant, CFO Selections 


Lesley is a versatile accounting and finance professional with over fifteen years of experience in public and non-profit sectors overseeing compliance, payroll, bookkeeping, forecasting, audits, and budgeting.

A dynamic manager with broad knowledge of policy, research, project management, Board development, and community relations. She is a hands-on problem solver dedicated to solving any issue and getting things running smoothly.

Prior to joining CFO Selections, Lesley was the Director of Operations and Finance at the Latino Network. There she served as a member of the organization’s Leadership Team and managed a $6.8M annual budget. In addition to her responsibilities for finance, accounting, strategic planning and development, she supervised human resources, communications, data and evaluation. She brings a unique and dynamic perspective to each organization, benefiting from her diverse experiences throughout her career in organizations such as the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Department of Education, and various non-profits throughout Oregon such as Willamette Partnership, Oregon League of Conservation Voters and Bicycle Transportation Alliance.


$35 NAO Member
$65 Nonmember

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May 16th, 2019 7:30 AM   through   9:30 AM
Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr Conference
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 65.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Financial Management, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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