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The Board Member's Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances
Everything You Need to Know in 1-Hour
by Andy Robinson and Nancy Wasserman, 111 pp.
With the possible exception of “How do I avoid fundraising?” a board member’s most commonly unasked question is, “What do all these numbers mean – and what am I supposed to do with them?”
Financial planning and budgeting combine all of our money taboos with that common disorder, math phobia. Put a spreadsheet in front of many nonprofit leaders, and watch how they keep their eyes down, like many of us did when the dog ate our homework.
With their book, The Board Member’s Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances, authors Andy Robinson and Nancy Wasserman help trustees (and their staff colleagues) confront and address this fear – with wisdom, clarity, humor, and humility. If you find math mysterious and scary, yet you need to understand financial statements to do your job as a board member ... read this book.
About the Authors
Andy Robinson (www.andyrobinsononline.com) provides training and consulting for nonprofits in fundraising, board development, marketing, earned income, leadership development, and facilitation. Over the past 16 years Andy has worked with organizations in 47 U.S. states and Canada. He specializes in the needs of groups working for human rights, social justice, environmental conservation, arts, and community development. Andy is the author of several books including How to Raise $500 to $5000 from Almost Anyone and What Every Board Member Should Know, Do, and Avoid, both published by Emerson & Church.
Nancy Wasserman is the principal of Sleeping Lion Associates (www.sleepinglion.net), a consulting firm that works with mission-driven ventures to identify, analyze, and address strategic questions and develop plans for implementing new programs or ventures. She has helped businesses, nonprofits, cooperatives, and government agencies better understand their financials, prepare feasibility analyses, and develop business and program plans. Nancy has extensive experience with groups working in social finance, sustainable development, energy efficiency, agriculture, and affordable housing.