Rightly Ordered Financial Management

I highly recommend an upcoming workshop at Ben Lomond Quaker Center, jointly sponsored by Western Friend magazine:

Rightly Ordered Financial Management
for Friends Meetings and Organizations

March 5-7, 2010

with Connie Brookes, Jill Hoyenga,
Betsy Muench and Melissa Stoner

How can thoughtful financial management support Friends' testimonies of integrity and simplicity? From fundraising challenges to simply having an open conversation about how finances can better express Quaker values, we all labor to find rightly-ordered ways of working together on financial matters.

Among the topics to be covered in this program are:
  • Fostering open conversations among Friends about money
  • Setting up a bookkeeping system for a small meeting or organization
  • Creating effective financial reports
  • How to read and understand financial reports and use them in Friends' discernment processes
  • Socially responsible investing
  • Fundraising and the management of charitable gifts
  • Managing uneven cash flows: the use of working capital
  • Managing restricted funds: assuring appropriate use of special-purpose funds
Who should attend this program? Anyone who is involved with (or interested in) the financial management of a Friends' meeting or organization is encouraged to attend. This program will address the financial concerns of Friends groups of all sizes and all levels of financial sophistication. We particularly urge meetings and organizations to encourage and support the attendance of their treasurers, accountants, bookkeepers, finance committee and fundraising committee members.

To download the flyer and registration materials, click here. If you have questions about the program, the cost, the facilities, call Quaker Center at 831-336-8333 during regular business hours (Pacific Time).

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Blogger Kathy, Western Friend said...

Thanks, Robin! About 25-30 folks are registered, and the program just keeps getting better and better. If anyone would like help deciding whether or not to attend, I'd be happy to email out the full agenda for the weekend. Just drop me a line: editor at westernfriend dot org.

2/23/2010 4:15 PM  

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