Budgeting 101 for Non-Profits

May 18, 2022
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This workshop will provide a solid understanding of how to create and monitor a budget for your non-profit organization!

One way that a non-profit can plan for income and expenses in the future is by creating a budget. A budget is a document that can help any non-profit organization plan for the future as well as assess its current financial health. The budget is typically reviewed periodically to compare it to the actual cash flow of the organization and to guide program and service delivery throughout the year. Knowing the budget, understanding its function, and when to make any adjustments, is fundamental to any organization's financial management practices.

In this workshop, participants will learn the budget development cycle, revenue and cost projection best practices, how to account for restricted funds, and strategies to deal with variances.

Who should attend?

This workshop is recommended for all non-profit staff or volunteers who are responsible for developing and maintaining a budget for their program, project or the organization.


Kevin Freedman is a national leader in the areas of governance and non-profit leadership and owns the boutique consulting firm The Governance Guru. After spending much of his early career in leadership and executive roles in the non-profit sector, he joined the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg, where he teaches courses on non-profit management, corporate governance, ethics, and organizational behavior. He has substantial governance experience in public, non-profit, and private organizations dating back more than 15 years and has more than 45 years of cumulative board experience. He is a former trustee with the Winnipeg School Division, former vice-chair and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Director at Assiniboine Credit Union, and has sat on the boards of numerous local and National organizations.

Kevin is an award winning volunteer and leader, having been recognized with a Governor General's Medal for service, the YMCA Canada Peace Medal, a Mayor's service award. Kevin holds a master's degree in non-profit management from the Walden School of Public Administration, is an Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Certified Management Consultants of Canada, and the International Association for Volunteer Effort.


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