Demystifying Finances: What Every Board Member Needs to Know

As a Board Member:


  • Do you rely on your organization’s Finance Committee and staff to fully understand the financial statements without fully understanding them yourself?
  • Do you wish you were more clear but don’t know want to derail a board meeting by asking a question you think you should already know the answer to?
  • Do you wish you had a better understanding of what you are approving?


If you answered YES to even one of these questions then this workshop is for you.

You will:

  • Gain confidence as a Board Member when it comes to your organizations finances
  • Have a better sense of what to look for to determine your organization’s fiscal health and/or spot red flags
  • Have FUN while learning

Although aimed at Board Members, Executive Directors and appropriate staff are encouraged to attend so that all members of your organization are “on the same financial page” and speaking about finances with a shared knowledge.

Presenter, Judy Nichols is a local CPA, here in Nevada County for the past 14 years.  Her background includes; CPA practice in AZ and Chief Financial Officer of an insurance company.

Judy delights in bringing clarity and understanding to those of us whose education and professional background did not include nonprofit finances.

In addition to her professional career and passion, Judy is a Distinguished Toastmaster who brings her enthusiasm, knowledge and humor to her presentations.

PresenterJudy Nichols

Tuesday, October, 8th, 2013, 4:00pm – 8:00pm