Financial Reporting and Management Institute (FIRM)
The FIRM Leadership Institute is offered to leaders of nonprofits serving residents of Montgomery County.
FIRM provides various workshops focused on strengthening the partnership between staff and board in managing nonprofit organizations for financial sustainability. FIRM also includes follow up sessions, as well as support, and access to resources and special presentations. For more information about FIRM or any other Nonprofit Montgomery program, contact Lesley.
FIRM Intensive: This is our signature program, a 2-day workshop focused on strengthening the partnership between staff and board in managing nonprofit organizations for financial sustainability. FIRM also includes additional Tutorials as well as follow-up support, access to resources and special presentations for Alumni. Up to 15 organizations attend each session.
FIRM for Program Directors (February 1, 2018): is a day-long workshop that introduces program directors to important financial concepts, such as understanding how a budget is created and understanding indirect costs. It prepares program directors to make informed contributions to the nonprofit budgeting process and provides future leaders with a basic understanding of nonprofit accountability and sustainability.
FIRM for Emerging Nonprofits (April 19, 2018) is designed for nonprofits that are just starting up and small nonprofits (budgets under $750,000). The training introduces nonprofit leaders and board members to financial best practices for greater accountability and sustainability. This is a full day training for up to four staff and board members from each nonprofit, plus an individual consultation with a nonprofit financial expert.