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Thursday, May 26, 2022
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Presentation at 7:30 a.m., Networking at 8:30 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Managing Financials with an Operational Mindset

Megan Fries, Operational Strategist, Frenzy to Freedom

We generally start or lead a nonprofit because we are passionate about a cause and want to make a difference, not because we love to wear ALL the hats. Financial management is one of the key areas to gauge success, create plans for growth, and demonstrate our effectiveness as an organization—truly an area we can all use some support. This session walks us through financial aspects that will strengthen the operations of your organization. From division of accountabilities, internal controls, and documentation of policies and procedures, we will examine the core areas where intention can create a massive impact. Doing so allows us to become more specialized in our accountabilities and better able to utilize the information in our accounting for funding opportunities, testing and measuring of operations, and overall better oversight and strategy. Ultimately, an operational mindset allows us to focus on what we love and keep more of every dollar to use for mission fulfillment. 

For accommodation requests, please contact us at Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Presenter

Megan Fries, Operational Strategist, Frenzy to Freedom

Megan Fries is Owner and Operational Strategist at Frenzy to Freedom, a consulting firm in Central Oregon. As a consultant and project manager she specializes in creating efficiencies within finance, team, and processes so that her clients can put more of every dollar earned toward mission fulfillment. Frenzy to Freedom addresses the challenges of hard-working organizations by testing, measuring and building upon current procedures. With a history of creating customized solutions for organizations within a broad array of fields, she uses this experience to provide insight and solutions. Megan is driven to help others analyze what brings the most value to their time and energy investment and create implementation plans and the support structure to ensure impactful change. As a certified facilitator, Megan can also help your team move toward consensus and create strategic plans. 



$30 NAO Member 
$50 Nonmember

This session is Member Pass eligible!
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Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr Conference Center
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209

Please note: NAO will follow the masking guidelines of the venue in which we are holding this session. To make sure you have the most accurate information, all registrants will be notified of the venue-specific policy in advance of the session.

May 26th, 2022 7:30 AM through  9:30 AM
Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr Conference Center
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Financial Management, Networking, Operations & Planning
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding