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Part 1: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - See NAO webinar page for recording
Part 2: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Developing a Financial Strategy in a Complex Crisis: Two-Part Webinar

Scott Schaffer - Principal, Public Interest Management Group

This is a two-part webinar on financial strategy developed for nonprofit finance managers. Executive directors may also find value in attending this series. Registration covers both sessions.

The current public health crisis, wildfires, and economic realities have disrupted many nonprofits’ operations and funding sources, with longer-term impacts that remain unknown. Organizations face immediate budget challenges and potential threats to sustainability. In this series of two 90-minute webinars we will help nonprofit leaders visualize and chart a financial strategy to proactively address the short- and longer-term impacts of the crisis. At the conclusion of the series, participants will have a conceptual framework to pave a pathway toward financial sustainability amid uncertainty.

What we will cover in this series:

  • Understanding financial strategy and the goal-setting process
  • Using financial data to engage non-financial stakeholders
  • Standards and metrics of financial health and performance
  • Dynamics of the nonprofit business model

Note that this program is not an accounting course, but rather focuses on organizational leadership as it pertains to finance.

Please send questions and comments ahead of the session to

*Space is limited to 500 participants. Please note that a recording of this webinar will be made available on NAO's webinar page for later viewing.

About the Presenter

Scott Schaffer, Principal, Public Interest Management Group

Scott is a nonprofit sector thought leader on financial health and sustainability. As past CEO of organizations in the health, housing, and environmental fields, he’s led financial turnarounds and built resilient organizations. As a management consultant, he’s helped over 100 nonprofits chart courses toward financial health. Scott has a background in finance, economics and behavioral science, and has led a workshop called Strategic Financial Management for Nonprofit Executives in ten cities in the U.S. and Canada.


Thank You Funders and Supporters

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online COVID-19 events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, The Collins Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank, First Interstate Bank, Comcast, Heritage Bank, and Nike
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Portland General Electric and Impact Benefits & Retirement



A link to access webinar will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to event date.

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October 20th, 2020 10:00 AM   through   11:30 AM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Development & Fundraising, Financial Management, Fundraiser or Festival, Operations & Planning, Public Meeting or Info Session
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Thought Leadership, Voice

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