Community Foundation - Reserves - What, Why, When and How (Much)

August 9, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Reserves - What, Why, When and How (Much)

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Time: Noon - 1:30 pm

Location: Zoom

Fee: Free

Audience: Executive directors, finance staff, board members, or others involved in the financial decision making of nonprofit organizations.

Session Facilitator: Jordan Richardson, Senior Charitable Giving Advisor at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and Sarah Jackson, Senior Loan Officer at Propel Nonprofits


Having a cash reserve fund is a goal for every nonprofit organization as a buffer for unexpected disruptions, emergencies, or delays in revenue. But there’s much more to consider, especially at a time when nonprofits need more flexibility than ever before. Whether you find yourself with more funds in the bank than expected, or holding your breath until the next payroll, understanding and planning reserve funds is timely. In this webinar, we’ll dig into why reserves are valuable and for what purpose, the perennial question of how much, and some practical tools for managing and communications.



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