Event description

Make Dollars Make Sense 2014:
Funding and Financial Management 101

Following on the success of Board Leadership Calgary 2014, and in celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, a new learning event has been created to respond to an urgent need in Calgary.

A burning question many small non-profits, community organizations, and grassroots groups face is “how will we fund our work?”  Often as an afterthought they ask “how will we manage that funding once we get it?”  

Organizations need income in order to do their work.  But they also need to know how to properly manage this income once they have it, or risk losing it!  This is not just the job of the treasurer or bookkeeper or senior staff.  All Board members (in the case of non-profits) and leaders require a certain level of knowledge and skills in the area of funding and financial management in order to properly carry out their roles and responsibilities, and ensure the success of their organization.

Make Dollars Make Sense 2014: Funding and Financial Management 101 is a one-day learning event that will address questions related to funding and financial management, and show how important it is to learn about both!

The event includes:

– An opening plenary that will provide a broad overview of the topics as well as a panel discussion and stories from the field

– Mini-workshops for further exploration of topics of interest

– Coaching sessions where you can discuss the issues your organization is facing and have your questions answered

– Tools you can use in your work


You can pay using Paypal, or click on one of the other credit cards, and then click on "Don't Have a Paypal Account" and pay directly with your credit card.

UPDATE: ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE NOW ENDED. We will be accepting a limited number of registrations at the door at 8am on November 22nd. Please bring cash, preferably exact change.

Event Contact:
Jennifer Banks-Doll
Community Development Unit, Alberta Culture


Karen Ball

  • Private Consultant
  • Certified Fundraising Executive

Stuart Clark

  • Community Development Unit, Alberta Culture and Tourism
  • Community Development Officer

Leslie Evans

  • Federation of Calgary Communities
  • Executive Director