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Nonprofit Fundamentals Finance Unlocked

April 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Nonprofit Fundamentals series, in partnership with the Nonprofit Association of Washington, includes building a solid organizational foundation, strengthening board performance, decision-making and taking action.

Learning sessions will be held April 5 and April 19 from 9 am – 1 pm at Walla Walla Community College. To register visit www.sherwoodtrust.org or call 509-529-2791.

More about each workshop:
Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits: Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 9:00am-1:00pm PT
We each have our own experiences with finance that may stir up excitement, mixed feelings, or uneasiness. These feelings can shape how we approach our relationship to nonprofit finance. Approaching nonprofit finance in a welcoming way, the Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits workshop aims to help unlock your financial literacy. From key words and forms to understanding how everything fits together, you will increase your basic nonprofit finance knowledge.

The workshop will cover:
• Balance sheet
• Income statement
• IRS Form 990
• Giving
• Oversight

Who Should Attend:
These workshops are designed for board members, executive directors and program staff. The Finance unlocked workshop is aimed at nonprofit board members and nonprofit staff wanting to elevate financial knowledge within their organization. Workshops offer ideas for both new and experienced board members. It is appropriate for organizations of all sizes, whether they have staff or not.

“The Nonprofit Fundamentals Series is an opportunity to network with folks in the nonprofit field while gaining tangible skills in governance, finance, and legal compliance,” said Sherwood Trust Program Director Julia Leavitt. “In partnership with Nonprofit Association of Washington, we support people working and volunteering in nonprofits building professional networks and skills to better support the work they do here in the region.”

About the Speakers:

Lianna Olds, Deputy Director for Partnerships, Nonprofit Association of Washington

Lianna comes to Nonprofit Association of Washington with 10 years of development and community support work with nonprofit organizations in both Pierce County and North Texas. Her expertise includes fund development, community outreach, board development, and volunteer management. Lianna is committed to equity and education, volunteering for the Equity Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and teaching Public Administration and Nonprofit Management as an Adjunct Faculty member. She is excited to use her strategic approach to work with nonprofits across the state in identifying what they need to thrive and supporting them in achieving access. Lianna has a Master’s in Public Administration from Evergreen State College and a Bachelors in Journalism from University of Idaho. Lianna lives in Lakewood with her husband and two dogs (Boomer and Adele). She can most frequently be found experimenting in her kitchen or curled up with a sci-fi novel in her favorite chair.

Jennifer Chang, Director of Learning, Nonprofit Association of Washington

Jennifer joined the Nonprofit Association of Washington team in August 2020. She brings over ten years of nonprofit experience and community-centered work in the South Puget Sound region to the team. Her experiences include serving as a nonprofit executive director, overseeing the transition of a funder managed program to an independent nonprofit, supporting watershed-based community collaborations, and leading urban green space restoration projects. Jennifer supports the continued growth of NAWA’s offerings and appreciates connecting with nonprofits across the state to cultivate learning opportunities and resources that meet their evolving needs. At the University of Washington, she received a Master of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance as well as a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences. Jennifer is from Tacoma, Washington and she enjoys going for walks, quilting, and gardening.

Sherwood Trust is a private, placed-based foundation that supports capacity-building to ensure that everyone in the Walla Walla Valley has a sense of belonging and contributes to a thriving region. Founded in 1991 to continue the legacy of Donald and Virginia Sherwood’s efforts to make the Walla Walla Valley a better place, it has invested more than $36 million to strengthen nonprofits and improve communities here.

More information about Sherwood Trust community learning and grant opportunities can be found at www.sherwoodtrust.org.


April 5, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Walla Walla Community College
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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