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Upcoming events

    • 12 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • The Salvation Army, 1 S 415 Summit Avenue, Villa Park, IL, 60181
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    Program Description:

    As an employee or volunteer for a nonprofit organization, you have a role in financial oversight: to ensure that all resources are used to accomplish the mission. This presentation will provide an easy-to-digest overview of the importance of sound budget practices, and keys to reading and understanding financial statements and audit reports. The material presented will be useful for volunteers, program staff as well as directors and board members.

    Description of topics to be covered:

    • What is budgeting and why do I care?
    • Why do we have to be audited? I am a very honest person?
    • How to read and understand a set of audited financial statements. This is not as boring as you think!

    Meet our Guest Speaker:

    Michael Frigo is the President and CEO of Mayslake Village, a 54-year-old low-income housing project in Oak Brook, IL where he has served since 1992. Previously he served as their Vice President.

    Prior to working at Mayslake Village, Mike worked in public accounting with two international firms for fifteen years. Mayslake Village offers safe and affordable housing to over 660 residents. Mike manages all aspects of the facility including fund raising for their Spread the Health Program. A graduate of DePaul University, he has an MS in Non-Profit Administration and is a CPA.

    He also teaches Nonprofit Finance at DePaul University in their School of Public Service Master’s Program.

    Schedule:

    8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration Check-In, Continental Breakfast & Networking Opportunity

    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Program and Q&A Session


    Registrants will receive 1.5 CFRE credits for attending this program.

Past events

23 Jul 2019 Cocktails & Conversation
20 Jun 2019 Successful Board Fundraising-Tips and Practical Advice from Small, Medium and Large Organizations
21 May 2019 17th Annual West Suburban Philanthropic Network Awards Luncheon
18 Apr 2019 The Business Case Behind Building Diverse Teams in the Nonprofit Workplace
08 Apr 2019 Inaugural Food for Thought
21 Mar 2019 Balancing Act: How to Manage, Balance, and Thrive in a Small Organization
21 Feb 2019 Engaging Professional Advisors in the Philanthropic Process
13 Feb 2019 Cocktails & Conversation
17 Jan 2019 Mentoring and Role-Modeling: Why It's a Big Deal for You and Your Organization
27 Nov 2018 WSPN The Happiest Hour
15 Nov 2018 Money in the Middle - Making the Most of Mid-Level Donors
11 Oct 2018 Storytelling Your Way to #GivingTuesday Success
13 Sep 2018 The War for Fundraising Talent and How Small Shops Can Win
12 Jul 2018 WSPN's Summer Social
21 Jun 2018 Funders Panel
19 Apr 2018 Creating an Unforgettable Online Presence Suitable for a Goldfish
15 Mar 2018 Developing Effective Junior Boards
15 Feb 2018 Special Event Bootcamp
18 Jan 2018 Promoting your Nonprofit through Public Relations
07 Dec 2017 WSPN Holiday Gathering
08 Nov 2017 The 3rd Annual Partners in Philanthropy Day
19 Oct 2017 Finding the Dollars in Your Data
21 Sep 2017 The State of Philanthropy: Trends and Perspectives
07 Sep 2017 WSPN After Hours
15 Jun 2017 Funders Panel
23 May 2017 15th Annual West Suburban Philanthropic Network Awards Luncheon
20 Apr 2017 Restructuring for Success: Mission Sustainability through Organizational Restructuring & Strategic Collaborations
16 Mar 2017 Board Development and Engagement
16 Feb 2017 Finding & Working with the “Invisible” Staff Members
19 Jan 2017 Planning Ahead: Charting Your Career Path to Best Benefit You and Your Organization

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